Office of Student Success & Transition (OSST)

Office: 2nd Floor, Carnegie Building (202) 806-4029

The Office of Student Success & Transition
helps students become engaged members of the Howard University academic community at every stage of their postsecondary journey from prospective applicants to alumni.

Dear Future Bison …

We want to personally welcome you to Howard University. You are joining an elite group of students who are embarking on the next chapter in their life. College is an opportunity for you to explore all aspects of the institution. It is the goal of the university to ensure that you will have a high quality education and employable skills that will prepare you for the job market. The possibilities are endless and it is my hope that you will take advantage of all that the institution has to offer.

The Office of Student Success and Transition's mission is to provide innovative programs that facilitate student success at Howard University. From perspective students through alumni, we develop and implement programs that support the university's commitment to graduate global leaders who are prepared to succeed.

To ensure student success, retention and completion, the office has four main goals:

  • Provide a true liberal arts experience that builds global leaders
  • Engage the campus community to redefine teaching and learning
  • Provide students with the academic support to be successful in the classroom
  • Collect and utilize data that drives design, evaluation and completion of degree programs

We are committed to ensuring that you will be prepared for all academic challenges you might face. We collaborate with the university community to provide academic support and experiential programs that will support and enhance your university experience. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at or (202) 806-4029.

Again, thank you for joining the Howard family and I wish you great success.

Upcoming OUS Events

Sept 01 Due Date: Howard Deadline for UK Fellowships (Rhodes/ Marshall) Campus-wide
Sept 08 Due Date: Howard Deadline for UK Fellowships (Schwarzman/ Knight-Hennessy) Campus-wide
Sept 15 Due Date: Howard Deadline for Fulbright U.S. Student Program Campus-wide