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Howard is unique in the sense that most of your education comes from outside the classroom, but there are classes that are beneficial to the real world, such as Networking 101. Actual academic courses do not tend to be more than the average student can bear with proper time management and study skills. To be a successful student at Howard, time management is a must. Most students are involved with activities outside of their classes, and to maintain a stable GPA, you must develop a strong study plan.
Another must is relationship development. Most teachers here want you to get the best GPA you can, but with that you have to go to class and make yourself known. Many of the professors are quite understanding and approachable, so fostering a relationship with them is not hard. You have to remember that no one is going to help the student who only shows up on the first day and test days. Hailing from across the globe, many of your professors will reflect their various cultural backgrounds within their teaching styles. There will be teachers who expect nothing less than excellence from you and will not settle for anything less because you are a Howard University scholar first and foremost. Almost all of your classes will be relatively small and easy for your teachers to realize who does and does not come to class. Lecture classes such as psychology, sociology, and science will often seat up to 100 students in a class. Overall, it is fair to say that Howard offers education that starts in the classroom and expands far beyond the campus.