Archive for November, 2016

November News and Updates

November 1, 2016  |  News  |  No Comments

ShieldWelcome to the November edition of the Hood College Counselor Connection! Over the past few weeks, we’ve been busy reading applications, preparing for events, and meeting with prospective students to help our class of 2021 find their perfect fit here at Hood.

We recently hosted a STEM fair, which gave prospective students the opportunity to speak with professors and students from our biology, chemistry and physics, mathematics, nursing and computer science departments. During the event, each department showcased demonstrations, simulations and experiments for prospective students and their families to participate in and observe.

On Nov. 12, we will be welcoming high school students of all ages to campus for our second Fall Open House. This event will allow prospective students and their families to learn more about Hood College admission and the financial aid process, student life and athletics, and a great opportunity to explore our 33 majors and meet our professors. They will also get a free lunch in the dining hall!

In addition to our scheduled events, we welcome school, church and other groups to campus throughout the week for presentation sessions and campus tours. To schedule a visit, please register online at www.hood.edu/visit, email at admission@hood.edu or call 800-922-1599.

Do you have ideas or suggestions for future issues of the Counselor Connection? Let us know what you’d like to see by commenting below or emailing Whitney Yount at yount@hood.edu.

Admission and Scholarship Overview

November 1, 2016  |  Admissions, Financial Aid  |  No Comments

entrancebanners.jpgAt Hood College, we try to make our application process as simple as possible for both students and counselors. We admit students on a rolling basis, so there are no early decision or early action deadlines for applicants to track, and we don’t charge an application fee. Additionally, all students are considered for merit scholarship awards and our honors program when they apply to the college, so qualified applicants will receive an admission decision, and information about their merit scholarship award and honors program eligibility within two to three weeks of completing their applications.

Our merit scholarship awards are a percentage of tuition rather than a set dollar amount so that the value of students’ scholarships remains proportional to the cost of attendance during their time at Hood. These scholarships, based on applicants’ high school grades and achievements, cover up to 50 percent of tuition and are renewable for up to four years. Recipients must enroll on a full-time basis, make satisfactory progress toward their degree and keep their GPA to the level specified in their award letters to maintain their scholarship.

Earlier this year, we announced a new scholarship program for outstanding students. We are pleased to begin awarding four Chair of the Board Scholarships (worth full-tuition!) to first-year students entering in the fall of 2017. All prospective freshmen will be considered for this opportunity, provided they have completed the application process and been offered admission to Hood College by Jan. 15, 2017. Exceptional candidates will be invited to attend Scholars Day on Feb. 11, 2017, where they will participate in a scholarship interview, meet with faculty and administrators, and tour campus. The four recipients of the full-tuition award will be notified no later than two weeks after Scholars Day.

ZeeMee: Bring Your College Application to Life

November 1, 2016  |  Admissions  |  No Comments

ZeeMee-logo-orangedarkHood College is excited to announce our partnership with ZeeMee, an application supplement that allows us to get to know our prospective students – even those who aren’t able to visit campus – better than we ever have before.

ZeeMee is a free service that allows students the opportunity to set themselves apart from their peers and show admission counselors who they are outside of the classroom. They can post photos to showcase their passions and interests, write about how they spend their time once the final bell rings each day, and create short videos to introduce themselves and add a little bit of their personalities to their applications.

In addition to creating their profiles, students can also use ZeeMee to connect with admission counselors (everyone in our office has an account!), find other students with similar hobbies, and chat within their campus communities.

ZeeMee is an optional (but highly recommended) supplement to each student’s application, and the Common Application contains a section for students to post a link to their unique ZeeMee stories.

For more information, visit ZeeMee’s website at www.zeemee.com.