Visit Hood! Upcoming Events

June 1, 2017  |  Events  |  No Comments

download.jpgAlthough students have gone home for the summer,, we’re working hard to ensure that our high school visitors have an exciting campus experience all summer long. We offer a variety of summer visit options during the week in order to make a Hood College visit a convenient and pleasant experience for students, families, counselors and groups.

This summer, Hood will be hosting five Summer Preview Days. Each Preview Day will take place on a Friday and will allow students and families to participate in an admission presentation, tour our campus, and enjoy lunch with faculty members. Many families will find it a great first stop on their way to a weekend trip to Washington, D.C, Baltimore, or just to enjoy all there is to see and do in Frederick!

  • June 30
  • July 14
  • July 28
  • August 4
  • August 11

In addition to offering special events on campus, we are also open for tours during the week. During each individual visit, students and their families will have the opportunity to sit down and chat with an admission counselor and take a student-guided tour of campus. Visit options are available each morning and afternoon, Monday through Thursday.

We are also beginning to prepare the programming for our Fall Open Houses! This year, the open houses will be held on October 14 and November 11. During these events, students and their families will have the opportunity to meet with faculty members, current students, and coaches, take a tour of campus, and enjoy a meal.

Raise.me Partnership

June 1, 2017  |  Financial Aid, News  |  No Comments

fb_bannerHood College is excited to partner with Raise.me to offer a scholarship incentive program for high school students! As the school year is winding down and the class of 2018 is preparing to begin the college application process, we wanted to share this opportunity and encourage you to spread the word among your students.

Through Raise.me, students can now earn “micro-scholarships” from Hood and more than 200 other colleges for each of their academic and extracurricular achievements, beginning in ninth grade. Students can earn these micro-scholarships for getting good grades in their core classes, participating in extracurricular activities, completing community service, and more. Specifically, applicants to Hood College can earn:

  • $300 for each “A” earned in a core course
  • $100 for each year of perfect attendance
  • $300 for each AP or IB course
  • $500 for taking the PSAT
  • $10 for each hour of community service

Other counselors are using this free program to motivate students, improve outcomes, and reinforce the guidance that they’re already giving. Raise.me can help your students get a head start on their college search and develop into stronger applicants by seeing the financial impact that preparing for later success can have. The amount that students earn on Raise.me represents the minimum amount of aid that they’ll receive if they apply and are admitted to Hood College.

To get started, visit https://www.raise.me/join/hood-college.

Welcome!

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 (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!