Admission Requirements – Transfer

Applying for Admission

Hood College admits students on a rolling basis, beginning on October 1st of each year. Students will be notified of their acceptance status and any merit scholarship offer they might qualify for within three weeks of submitting a complete application.

Students may apply through the Common Application. There is no fee for our application.

A complete application includes:

  • Application
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended (if applying with fewer than 24 transferable credits, Hood also requests official high school transcripts)

Students who apply to Hood College are automatically considered for renewable merit scholarships. This year, Hood is offering three levels of merit scholarship awards for transfer students:

  • Leader’s Award – 40% of tuition
  • Trailblazer Award – 33% of tuition
  • Recognition Award – 25% of tuition

Students who are enrolled in the honors program at their community college will be automatically considered for the honors program at Hood. Participants in Hood’s honors program receive an additional $2000 scholarship, and members of Phi Theta Kappa are also eligible for a $2000 scholarship.

For information about scholarships and financial aid options, please visit the financial aid  page.

 

Hood College operates on the semester calendar.  If your previous institution operated on the quarter system, one quarter hour of credit is equivalent to 0.66 semester hours.

Transfer credit is not awarded for courses with grades below C- or for courses not appropriate for a liberal arts degree, such as vocational, technical, or developmental coursework.

  • Hood will accept a maximum of 62 freshman/sophomore level work and a maximum of 94 credits including junior/senior level work

  • Students are required to have a minimum of 124 credits for graduation. The final 30 credits must be completed at Hood, with 15 at the upper level.

  • Official documentation is needed for AP credit (score of 4/5 required), CLEP credit (score of 50 required), and Dantes credit.

 

Core Curriculum Evaluation

A transfer student who has earned an AA/AS/AAT Degree from an accredited institution in the State of Maryland is exempt from the Foundation & Methods of Inquiry areas of the Hood College Core Curriculum (except for Global Perspectives).

A transfer student who has completed at least 56 transferable credits (40 if pursuing the BS in Computer Science) and has fulfilled the appropriate General Education distribution requirements for the State of Maryland is exempt from the Foundation and Methods of Inquiry areas of the Hood College Core Curriculum (except for Global Perspectives).

Bachelor of Arts Core

I.  Foundation

English (3-4crs)

Foreign Language (6-8 crs)

Quantitative Literacy (3-4 crs)

II.  Methods of Inquiry

Literary Analysis (3-4 crs)

Visual/Perf Art (3-4 crs)

Lab (4 crs)

Non-lab or 2nd lab (3-4 crs)

Historical Analysis (3-4 crs)

Social/Behav Analysis (3-4 crs)

Phil Inquiry (3 crs)

Global Perspectives (3-4 crs)

 

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