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Hood's SMOP: Change Password Only


Step by step instructions


  1. Open a web browser and navigate to the Hood College website, http://www.hood.edu
  2. On the top menu please select either “Current Students” or "Faculty and Staff"
  3. Under “ApLinks” please select “Change Password”.  This will take you to the Password Change and Recovery secure website. You can also arrive at this site by navigating to https://password.hood.edu
  4. On the left side menu, please click “Change Password” 



For Students

  1. Please enter the following information:
  2. • Domain = PERGOLA
    • User Name = <your Hood ID (i.e. abc1)>
    • Current Password = <your current Hood password>
  3. In the next two fields, enter your new password
  4. • Your password must be a minimum of 8 characters.
    • Choose a combination of letters, numbers or symbols to create a unique password that is unrelated to your personal
       information. Or, select a random word or phrase and insert letters and numbers into the beginning, middle and end to make it
       more difficult to guess



For Faculty/Staff

  1. Enter the following information:
  2. •  Domain = Hood
    •  User Name = <your Hood ID (i.e. smith)>
    •  Current Password = <your current Hood ID> 
  3. In the next two fields, enter your new password.
  4. •  Your password must be a minimum of 10 characters.
    •  A combination of letters, capital letters, numbers or symbols to create a unique password unrelated to your personal
        information.
    •  You may not include your Hood ID or personal name.



  1. When all fields are filled, please click the “Change Password” button directly beneath the fields
  2. You should next see a “Success” screen, click "Continue"
  3. If you received an error, please reenter your information and try again to make sure you did not mistype on the first try. If you continue to have a problem, please click “Cancel” to exit the change password screen. To receive help, please contact the IT Help Desk at 301-696-3622 or "helpdesk@hood.edu"