Welcome! November News and Updates

November 1, 2017  |  News  |  No Comments

Alumnae_Hall_SM-560x361Happy November 1, and welcome back to the Hood College Counselor Connection! This year marks the 125th anniversary of Hood College, and we are thrilled to be celebrating the College’s history as we look toward the future and continue to improve our community.

We are now in the process of reviewing applications for next year’s incoming class, and we will continue to review applications and award financial aid on a rolling basis throughout this academic year. Students are currently being reviewed for both Spring and Fall 2018 admission, and all students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships.

In addition to celebrating our 125th anniversary, we are excited to announce the following news from Hood College:

  • We recently signed enrollment agreements with Frederick Community College, Carroll Community College, and Montgomery College to make it easier for transfer students to join our community. We look forward to adding to this list throughout the year!

  • Beginning with the class of 2022, residential students will be required to live on campus for their first three years at Hood. To facilitate the implementation of this new policy, we are in the planning stage for construction of a new residence hall.

  • Yaa Gyasi, author of Homegoing, recently visited campus as part of our first-year read program for a discussion, Q&A session, and a book signing event.

  • Crystal Griner ‘06 was awarded the President’s Medal for Obligation by our president, Andrea Chapdelaine, Ph. D. in a ceremony held on campus in late September. Griner, a Capitol Police Officer, was recognized for her heroic actions when a gunman opened fire during a congressional baseball practice earlier this year.

If you are a member of a professional organization that needs a meeting location, we would love to host your event! Please contact Elizabeth Gomer (gomer@hood.edu) for more information.



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 http://www.hood.edu/apply/, 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 (banks@hood.edu; 301-696-3354) or Erin Botker (botker@hood.edu; 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 admission@hood.edu 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!