Archive for May, 2017


May 2, 2017  |  News  |  No Comments

ShieldWelcome back to the Hood College Counselor Connection!

Although our semester is winding down, we are continuing to accept and evaluate transfer applications for Fall 2017 admission throughout the summer. Students are encouraged to schedule a visit at our campus in Frederick, MD to learn more about the transfer application process. Please explore the links in the sidebar for additional information about transfer-specific events and visits.

All transfer applicants who indicate that they will be enrolling as full-time students are automatically considered for renewable merit scholarships at the time of admission. 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

For more information about transfer admission, please contact Cheryl Banks (; 301-696-3354) or Erin Botker (; 301-696-3813). We look forward to hearing from you and your students!

Honors to Honors

May 2, 2017  |  Admissions  |  No Comments

The Hood College Honors Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to expand their knowledge base and critical thinking skills through an interdisciplinary exploration of topics. All transfer students who have successfully completed two years of an honors program at another college before transferring to Hood will be automatically invited to join the Honors Program at the junior level without having to complete the first- and second-year course requirements. Honors students will also be awarded a $2000 renewable scholarship for their participation in the program.

In order to complete the Honors Program, transfer students must complete at least 9 credits in honors courses at the 300-level or above, including at least one HON470 seminar. Additionally, all students in the Honors Program must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language through at least the 202 level.

Joining the Hood Community as a Transfer Student

May 2, 2017  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Students who transfer to Hood College are able to live in residence halls on Hood’s campus or commute to class from off-campus housing. For students who prefer to reside on campus, there are three residence halls specifically for sophomore, junior and senior students. While the dorms are traditional “hall-style” residences and are generally set up to allow for two students per room, transfer students are able to request a single room if they prefer to live alone.

For students who prefer to commute to Hood from an off-campus residence, there are designated places on campus for commuter student parking, lockers for storage during the day, and a commuter lounge for students to spend time between classes. The lounge contains a kitchen for those who prefer to pack a lunch from home, as well as couches, televisions, and study areas. This fall, Hood will be implementing a new parking plan to allow additional space on campus for commuter students to park their cars.