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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.

Transfer Events

March 1, 2017  |  Events  |  No Comments

Transfer Advising Days 

Visit Hood College’s campus and have your college transcript(s) unofficially evaluated by one of our transfer counselors. During your visit you will also be able to tour Hood’s beautiful campus (tours leave at 10am and 2 pm), learn about the financial aid process, and have your questions about the transfer process answered

  • Friday March 10
  • Friday March 24
  • Friday April 28

Instant Decision Days

Instant Decision Days for undergraduate transfer students are an opportunity to have your application materials reviewed for general admission consideration to Hood College for the Fall 2017 semester. Qualified students will receive an offer of admission prior to leaving campus!

  • Friday March 31
  • Friday April 21

 Please review the following guidelines before registering for an appointment:

  • A qualified student will be seeking admission for Fall 2017, only

  • A student’s application for Fall 2017 admission must be submitted 2 days prior to the instant admission date you register for

  • A qualified student is interested in completing a BA/BS degree

  • A GPA of 2.5 or higher is encouraged

  • A student must bring an unopened/sealed official transcript(s) for all colleges and universities attended or confirm that official transcript(s)s are on file in the Office of Admission prior to registering for an appointment

  • All decisions are contingent upon the receipt of the final, official college transcript

Weekday Visits for Transfer Students

Campus visits are offered in both the morning and the afternoon every day of the week. During the visit, transfer students will interview with an admission counselor and have the option to take a student-led campus tour. Transfer students can also request to have their college transcript(s) unofficially evaluated prior to their scheduled appointment.  Please register one week in advance.