The Final Countdown

April 3, 2017  |  Admissions, News

May 1 is just around the corner, and as students are making their final college decisions, we’re hard at work getting ready for the class of 2021 to join our campus community!

This Saturday, April 8, we are welcoming about 160 families to campus for Admitted Students’ Day, which will allow prospective students to meet faculty and staff members, sit in on “minicourses” of their choosing, explore campus, and get to know other potential members of their class. About 50 of the prospective students attending this event have also registered to spend the night on campus the night before (April 7), and they will be able to participate in a fun evening, including having dinner and a mocktail hour with our current student leaders! If you are currently working with students who have been accepted to Hood College for the fall 2017 semester, please encourage them to sign up for Admitted Students’ Day here.

On March 25, we hosted our annual Spring Open House, and it was a great success! Prospective students ranging from high school freshmen to seniors attended the event with their families, and they were able to interact with faculty and staff members from every department on campus, hear from parents of current students and recent graduates, talk with a panel of current students about life on campus, and more!

Although the Spring Open House is over, we will be holding large group presentations and tours from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 22 and Saturday, April 29. Additionally, we are open for tours and meetings with an admission counselor every weekday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., with additional visit times available during the weeks of Spring Break for Frederick and the surrounding counties in Maryland.

We love to have groups visit campus, so feel free to contact our office at 301-696-3400 to arrange a visit for your students!

By the way, if this year is like most, you may be faced with students who have suddenly changed their plans for the fall and are looking for other options. We project that we will have openings for the fall class beyond May 1 in many of our programs and for campus housing. If you have a student who might be interested in Hood College, please have them contact us soon at 301-696-3400 or