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New Student Orientation
During our orientation programs, students will receive information about Placement Testing and Advanced Placement (AP) scoring.
Specific program details will be sent to new students after their admission to the university.
All incoming students are required to complete Virtual Howard prior to starting classes on campus.
Virtual Howard is our online, self-guided tutorial about Howard University and the services available to you and your family. Subjects include Howard’s history; math placement exams; tuition payments; campus technology; and life outside of the Howard University classroom.
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To receive credit for completing the tutorial, you must complete a series of quizzes after registering with your name and Howard ID number.
- The first 100 students to complete the tutorial and get a 100% on the mastery test will receive a special gift from the Office of Undergraduate Studies.
- Parents also have access to the modules and you should invite them to visit the site if they’d like to review the tutorial.
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New Student Orientation Information
All new students are expected to complete and/or attend our New Student Orientation programs. Virtual Howard (orientation.howard.edu), BisonPRep (link) and Bison Week (link). During our orientation programs, students will receive information about Placement Testing (link) and Advanced Placement (AP) scoring (link). Specific program details will be sent to new students after their admission to the university. Please email questions about orientation to: email@example.com