Archive for March, 2017


March 1, 2017  |  News  |  No Comments

Welcome to the first transfer edition of Hood College’s Counselor Connection! In this newsletter, we plan to share information for you and your students about Hood College programs, special events and student activities, as well as updates from our admission and financial aid offices. Please explore the links in the sidebar for more information!

We will continually update the events page with open houses, campus tours, college fairs, and on-campus events, so check back often.

For more information about transferring to Hood, contact Cheryl Banks at or Erin Botker at We look forward to hearing from you and seeing your students on campus!

Best wishes,

The Hood College Admission Team

About Hood College

March 1, 2017  |  News  |  No Comments

Hood CollegeHood College was founded in 1893 as Frederick Women’s College and was located in two adjacent buildings in Frederick, Maryland. Now, 123 years later, Hood is a thriving, co-educational liberal arts institution with a beautiful 50-acre campus just blocks from its original location in charming, historic downtown Frederick.

This year, Hood is home to about 1300 undergraduate students, hailing from 29 states and 17 countries. These students enjoy the ample opportunities that Hood has to offer, including a student-teacher ratio of 11:1 and an average class size of just 15 students.Because of the College’s proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore (less than an hour from each!), students in each of Hood’s 33 majors and 48 minors are also able to explore a wide variety of prestigious job and internship opportunities in the area.

Hood students are engaged in their community, enthralled with their classes and involved on their campus – it’s hard not to be, with more than 40 student clubs and organizations and 22 NCAA Division III athletic teams.

In addition to Hood’s wide array of undergraduate programs, the College is also home to an expanding graduate school. The graduate school at Hood College currently offers 31 programs for students pursuing their master’s degrees or post-baccalaureate certificates. The inclusion of graduate studies at Hood also allows students the opportunity to pursue one of five new bachelor’s/master’s degree programs, which can be completed in just five years.

For more information about Hood College, please visit our website at

Applying to Hood College as a Transfer

March 1, 2017  |  Admissions  |  No Comments

Applying for Admission

Hood College admits students on a rolling basis, beginning on October 1st of each year. Students will be notified of their acceptance status and any merit scholarship offer they might qualify for within three weeks of submitting a complete application.

Students may apply through the Common Application. There is no fee for our application.

A complete application includes:

  • Application
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended (if applying with fewer than 24 transferable credits, Hood also requests official high school transcripts)

Students who apply to Hood College as full-time students are automatically considered for renewable merit scholarships. This year, Hood is offering three levels of merit scholarship awards for full-time transfer students:

  • Leader’s Award – 40% of tuition
  • Trailblazer Award – 33% of tuition
  • Recognition Award – 25% of tuition

Students who are enrolled in the honors program at their community college will be automatically considered for the honors program at Hood. Participants in Hood’s honors program receive an additional $2000 scholarship, and members of Phi Theta Kappa are also eligible for a $2000 stackable scholarship.

For information about scholarships and financial aid options, please visit the financial aid  page.


Hood College operates on the semester calendar.  If your previous institution operated on the quarter system, one quarter hour of credit is equivalent to 0.66 semester hours.

Transfer credit is not awarded for courses with grades below C- or for courses not appropriate for a liberal arts degree, such as vocational, technical, or developmental coursework.

  • Hood will accept a maximum of 62 freshman/sophomore level work and a maximum of 94 credits including junior/senior level work

  • Students are required to have a minimum of 124 credits for graduation. The final 30 credits must be completed at Hood, with 15 of those at the upper level.

  • Official documentation is needed for AP credit (score of 4/5 required), CLEP credit (score of 50 required), and Dantes credit.


Core Curriculum Evaluation

A transfer student who has earned an AA/AS/AAT Degree from an accredited institution in the State of Maryland is exempt from the Foundation & Methods of Inquiry areas of the Hood College Core Curriculum (except for Global Perspectives).

A transfer student who has completed at least 56 transferable credits (40 if pursuing the BS in Computer Science) and has fulfilled the appropriate General Education distribution requirements for the State of Maryland is exempt from the Foundation and Methods of Inquiry areas of the Hood College Core Curriculum (except for Global Perspectives).

Bachelor of Arts Core

I.  Foundation

English (3-4crs)

Foreign Language (6-8 crs)

Quantitative Literacy (3-4 crs)

II.  Methods of Inquiry

Literary Analysis (3-4 crs)

Visual/Performing Art (3-4 crs)

Lab Science (4 crs)

Non-lab or second lab Science (3-4 crs)

Historical Analysis (3-4 crs)

Social/Behavioral Analysis (3-4 crs)

Philosophical Inquiry (3 crs)

Global Perspectives (3-4 crs)


Hood College is also able to guide students through the reverse transfer process.