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How to Apply

Please apply online.  Select International First-Year Admission or International Transfer Admission as appropriate.
International Undergraduate Application Deadlines

  • Fall Application* Deadline: June 15
  • Spring Application* Deadline: November 15
    *all application materials must be received by these deadlines in order to be considered.

International Application Instructions for First-Year Students
Before applying to Hood College, students must have completed their secondary education or plan to complete it in the semester before enrolling. Applications that include all of the following documents will be reviewed for admission:

  • Official Hood College Application – Apply using the online application. Please remember to include a valid email address with the application to help make future communication easier. 
  • A writing sample - This can be an essay on a topic of the student's choice or a previously graded paper.
  • Official Secondary School (High School) Transcript - International transcripts will be accepted for consideration at Hood College only if they have been translated and evaluated by a professional organization. Acceptable agencies can be found here. Students who attended another college or university will also need to have this transcript translated and evaluated by an approved agency. Hood requires a course-by-course evaluation.
  • Passport Information - Please submit a copy (not original) of the student's passport front and photo page.  Make sure the copy is clear and all information is legible. Students who are currently in the United States on a Visa, please also submit a photo copy of the Visa. 
  • Recommendation Letters - Applicants will need two (2) letters of recommendation.  One (1) from a guidance director, guidance counselor, principal, or headmaster, and one (1) from an academic instructor from their most recent place of study. Students who are currently enrolled in an English as a Second Language (ESL) program, please have your ESL instructor provide your recommendation. 
  • Official TOEFL Profile, IELTS Profile, SAT Profile or ACT Profile - TOEFL minimum score of 79 Internet based, 550 paper based, 213 computer-based; minimum IELTS score of 6.5; SAT minimum score 1050 composite; or ACT minimum of 23 composite. Students with scores below these numbers may also apply. 
  • Financial Information - If applying for an F-1 visa, complete the Hood College Undergraduate International Application and provide the requested financial information. Students applying under any other immigration status other than permanent resident must submit financial documentation.  A student may also choose to use the College Board International Student Financial Aid Application and International Student Certification of Finances form to explain their financial situation, as long as they also submit supporting documents such as bank statements.

International Application Instructions for Transfer Students
Before applying to Hood College, students must have completed their secondary education and have enrolled in another college or university and completed some credits. Applications that include all of the following documents will be reviewed for admission:

  • Official Hood College Application – Apply using the online application. Please remember to include a valid email address with the application to help make future communication easier. 
  • A writing sample -  This can be an essay on a topic of the student's choice or a previously graded paper. 
  • Official Secondary School (High School) and/or College Transcripts - Students who have completed 24 or more credits hours in the USA do not have to submit their secondary or high school transcripts.  However, all transfer applicants must submit college transcripts.  College transcripts from U.S. institutions need to be sent officially from registrar's office. International transcripts will be accepted for consideration at Hood College only if they have been translated and evaluated by a professional organization.  Acceptable agencies can be found here. Hood require a course-by-course evaluation.
  • Passport Information - Please submit a copy (not original) of the student's passport front, and photo page.  Make sure the copy is clear and all information is legible. Students who are currently in the United States on a Visa, please also submit a photo copy of the Visa. 
  • Academic Recommendation - Submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor from the most recent college or university of attendance.  
  • Official TOEFL Profile, IELTS Profile, SAT Profile or ACT Profile - TOEFL minimum score of 79 Internet based, 550 paper based, 213 computer-based; minimum IELTS score of 6.5; SAT minimum score 1050 composite; or ACT minimum of 23 composite. Students with scores below these numbers may also apply. 
  • Financial Information - If applying for an F-1 visa, complete the Hood College Undergraduate International Application and provide the requested financial information. Students applying under any other immigration status other than permanent resident must submit financial documentation.  A student may also choose to use the College Board International Student Financial Aid Application and International Student Certification of Finances form to explain their financial situation, as long as they also submit supporting documents such as bank statements.
  • Optional Information: Additional Essay and Teacher Recommendations
    While not required, to better assist the admission committee in its review of application materials, students may want to submit a personal essay stating the reasons for wishing to attend Hood College and recommendations from academic instructors that evaluate performance and ability.