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First-Year Admission

Admission to the undergraduate program at Hood College is selective, and students are encouraged to pursue a strong college preparatory curriculum in high school. Applicants are admitted on the basis of academic achievements, personal qualities and accomplishments, but there are no set admission standards regarding grade point average and standardized test scores.

Admission deadlines and requirements

  • Hood College offers rolling admission. Admission decisions will be mailed within two weeks of receipt of your completed application file. The first round of admission decisions will be mailed Oct. 1.
  • It is recommended that you apply prior to March 1; however, decisions will continue to be made after March 1 based on availability of space in the first-year class.
  • For nursing program applicants:
    • Round one - Deadline is Dec. 1. Notification is Dec. 15.  Applicants not offered admission to the nursing program during round one will automatically be considered during round two.
    • Round two - Deadline is March 1. Notification is March 15.   
  • Documents required to complete an application are as follows:
    • Application
    • Official high school transcript
    • 1 letter of recommendation from a teacher
    • 1 letter of recommendation from your college or guidance counselor
    • Essay
  • All applicants for first-year admission are expected to have completed a full college preparatory curriculum, including the following:
    • 4 credits of English
    • 3 credits of mathematics, 4 credits preferred (including at least algebra I and II and geometry)
    • 3 credits of laboratory or natural science
    • 3 credits of social science
    • 2 credits of the same foreign language
    • one academic elective

  • Please contact the Office of Admission at or call 301-696-3400 with any questions regarding these requirements.

In addition to prospective first-year students, talented transfer students are also welcome to apply.

Contact admissions

  • Phone (in the U.S.): 800-922-1599
  • Phone: 301-696-3400
  • Fax: 301-696-3819
  • Admission Office
    Hood College
    401 Rosemont Ave.
    Frederick, MD 21701

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