Archive for June, 2017


June 29, 2017  |  News  |  No Comments

entrancebanners.jpgWelcome back to the Hood College Counselor Connection! We hope that you had a relaxing holiday weekend and that you are enjoying a productive summer.

As the fall semester quickly approaches, we are continuing to accept and evaluate transfer applications for Fall 2017 admission. Applications can be submitted at, and classes will begin on Aug. 21. On-campus housing is available for transfer students, and we offer a variety of meal plans for both residential and commuter students.

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!

Campus News and Events

June 29, 2017  |  News  |  No Comments

Although many of our students have returned home for the summer, our campus is bustling with activity as we prepare to welcome our new students in August. We’re excited to announce the following news from Hood College:

  • As of June 23, The Middle States Commission on Higher Education reaffirmed Hood College’s institution-wide accreditation.

  • We recently debuted a new virtual tour of campus on our website, which can be accessed here. We’d love to hear your feedback – feel free to email with any comments or suggestions.

  • Our performing and visual arts departments are hosting a number of community concerts and showcases this summer, and we would love for you or your students to attend! A full schedule of events can be found here, but a few are highlighted below.

    • The 33rd Annual Summer Chamber Music Festival will be continuing throughout July, with concerts on July 13, 20, and 27. More specific details about what each of these concerts can be accessed here.

    • Throughout July, there will be Ceramics displays in both the Whitaker Campus Center Gallery and the Tatem Arts Center Gallery, featuring the work of Ryan McGlone and Joseph Delphia.

  • This fall, we will be celebrating Hood College’s 125th anniversary. Keep an eye on our website throughout the year for more information about special events!

Welcome! June News and Updates

June 1, 2017  |  News  |  No Comments

entrancebanners.jpgWelcome back to the Hood College Counselor Connection, and congratulations on successfully reaching the end of another school year! While you are getting ready to say farewell to your seniors as they head off to college, we are preparing to welcome them into the Hood community this fall.

On May 20, we celebrated as each member of the Hood College Class of 2017 walked across the stage toward their bright futures. The 282 graduates were addressed by Krishanti Vignarajah, First Lady Michelle Obama’s former policy director, who asked for their help in promoting gender equality as they head out into the world and offered her congratulations on completing this milestone achievement.

If you have seniors who are still uncertain about their post-graduation plans, please encourage them to contact us. We have a limited number of spaces (including housing and financial aid) for qualified applicants to join the Class of 2021. As always, our application is free of charge and can be accessed here.

What would you like to see in future editions of the Counselor Connection? Let us know in the comments or by emailing Whitney Yount at