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Graduate Course Registration

The fastest way to register for courses is through Self Service, Hood’s student portal. Students will need to provide a username and password.

The registrar's office can process written course registrations in the following ways:

  • Online registration form
  • In person: Apple Resource Center, 2nd floor
  • Fax to: 301-696-3894
  • Mail to: Hood College, Attn: Registrar's Office
    401 Rosemont Ave.
    Frederick, MD 21701

Registration dates

Course registrations are accepted and processed up until the start of the semester. Once the semester begins, any changes or additions to course registrations must be submitted in writing to the registrar's office during the drop/add period indicated on the academic calendar. Students who wish to register for courses during the drop or add period must provide written permission from the course instructor to the registrar's office prior to processing the registration. Any courses dropped during the drop or add period are limited to an 80 percent tuition refund, unless the course has not yet met at the time the registrar receives the drop request.

Upcoming registration dates

For Spring 2016:

Current students’ registration begins Nov. 9.

New and non-degree students’ registration begins Nov. 16.

Adviser approval

Students enrolled in the humanities, computer science, information technology, management of information technology, counseling and biomedical science programs require adviser approval for course registrations each semester. Registrations submitted through Self Service will receive adviser approval through Self Service. Students may also request approval from advisers via email, and approvals can be forwarded to the registrar's office at for processing.

Students who wish to enroll in coursework for which the prerequisites have not been completed must first obtain adviser approval and forward that approval to the registrar's office at for processing.

Weekend courses

To register for more than one weekend course in a semester, please submit a written registration request to the registrar's office for processing.

Course withdrawals

After the drop or add period in any given semester, students may submit in writing to the registrar's office, a request to withdraw from coursework by the deadline listed in the academic calendar. A student who withdraws after the drop or add period will receive a grade of ‘W’ on his or her transcript, which carries no academic penalty. Students who withdraw from coursework after the drop/add deadline are still responsible for the tuition and fees associated with that course. Failure to attend class does not constitute a withdrawal. See the course withdrawal form.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

The Graduate School offers courses for individuals who hold at least a bachelor’s degree and are interested in non-degree studies for professional development, continuing education or personal enrichment. Hood also provides the opportunity to sample a graduate degree program before deciding to apply. Up to twelve credits taken as a non-degree student may apply towards degree requirements for a master’s or certificate program.

Please complete the non-degree graduate application and registration form. You must also submit a copy of an unofficial or official transcript to the registrar’s office at for verification of bachelor’s degree prior to enrollment. Applicants must have a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.75 (3.0 for counseling coursework) to register as a non-degree student. Priority enrollment in graduate classes is given to degree-seeking students. Program director and/or instructor approval may be required for non-degree registration (counseling coursework requires program director approval and registrations may be held until degree-seeking students are enrolled).

Please direct questions to the registrar’s office, 301-696-3616 or