SAT Preparatory Program


The Center of Excellence (COE) program, funded through the Department of Health and Human Services, was established to assist designated health profession schools and other public and non-profit, or educational institutions strengthen the national capacity to produce a culturally competent healthcare workforce, whose diversity is representative of the U.S. population. 

The Center of Excellence SAT Preparatory Program is one of the many programs that are geared towards increasing the number of competitive applicants applying to Howard University through the COE’s local area and partnership high school programs. The SAT Preparatory Programs are 4-week sessions for juniors and seniors in high school. There is a maximum of 10 seats available in each session. Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  

The SAT consists of 3 sections: 

  • Critical Reading—consists of reading passages and sentence completions. 

  • Writing—includes a short essay and multiple-choice questions on identifying errors and improving grammar and usage; and, 

  • Mathematics—includes questions on arithmetic operations, algebra geometry, statistics, and probability. 

The SAT Preparatory will be offered virtually during the 2023-2024 academic year. The SAT Preparatory is designed to enhance students’ performance in Writing/English, Reading, Mathematics and Science. If you are planning to take the SAT for the first time or to improve your existing scores, this program will assist you in achieving your goal. 


  1. To encourage young under-represented minority students to pursue careers in Pharmacy or other health professions. 

  1. To provide an opportunity for young under-represented minority students to develop mentoring relationships with current minority health professionals and graduate health professional students. 

  1. To facilitate entry to Howard University’s Pre-Health Programs. 


  • There is no cost associated with the course. 


  • Course materials and study guides will be supplied. 


  • Classes will meet virtually 

Any questions please contact: 

Howard University, College of Pharmacy 


Spring 2024

SAT Prep Program: This program is designed for rising 11th and 12th graders interested in Pharmacy as a career. Choose one: 

Apply for February 2024 course HERE


  • Application period: December 1-31, 2023 
  • Application review: January 8-12, 2024 
  • Notifications: January 16, 2024 

Apply for March 2024 course HERE


  • Application period: January 1-31, 2024
  • Application review: February 8-12, 2024
  • Notifications: February 16, 2024 
Courses will be held 6:30-8:30 PM ET via Zoom 

Fall 2024