Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

Prior to contacting the College of Medicine, please review the information on the website regarding our admissions requirements so you can prepare your questions in advance. Also, be sure to have your AMCAS number readily available.  We can be reached at (202-806-6279) Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm.  During our interview season (August-April) the best times to call are provided below:

  • Mondays: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm EST
  • Thursdays: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
  • Fridays: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm EST

The Admissions Office hosts a FIRST FRIDAY OPEN HOUSE on the first Friday of each month between August and April (except holidays). Please note: First Friday Open Houses are not offered May, June and July.  A presentation and question & answer session starts promptly at 12:00 pm. A tour of the medical school will begin about 12:45 pm.

HUCM First Friday Registration Form

Unscheduled visits to the Admissions office are not encouraged.

The HUCM Admissions office will receive notification when your application has been verified. Shortly after, all applicants will receive an email titled “FROM HOWARD U COLLEGE OF MEDICINE—VERIFICATION OF AMCAS APPLICATION" stating that the application is complete. The first Invitation to complete the HUCM secondary will be mailed on or about August 15.

The first emails will be sent on August 15 and emails will continue to be sent until January 1. You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your secondary via email.

You must be interviewed to be accepted to the College of Medicine. However, we cannot interview every applicant. Applicants selected for interviews will receive invitations to interview via email. Interviews will take place between late September and late April. Please do not call to request an interview.

No, Howard University does not accept fee waivers. However, we work to keep our secondary applications affordable ($75.00).

We will be reviewing applications from August until mid-April. If you are chosen for an interview, you will receive an email invitation within three weeks of the suggested interview dates. You will choose the date best for you.

No. Please do not send transcripts unless requested. They will not be reviewed and will not be acknowledged.

All recommendations must be submitted to AMCAS. See:http://www.aamc.org/students/amcas/faq/amcasletters.htm. We will require either:

  1. A health professions committee letter of evaluation (composite letter), or

  2. A letter packet from your college/university which includes at least two letters written by science faculty (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math) who taught you and gave you a grade, or

  3. There is no limit on the number of recommendations.  However, at least two (2) MUST be letters written by science faculty (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math) who taught you and gave you a grade.