Admission FAQs during COVID-19

Will COVID-19 affect timing of admission notification?

No. As of now, this does not change our ​timing for any decisions coming from our office, including admission to Hood College, scholarship​ ​and financial awards, and admission to the Honors ​Program​Student will likely receive their admission decision faster, because it will be sent via email. Our physical mail will be delayed slightly, so if you didn't receive your notification in the mail, please let us know.

Will the enrollment deposit deadline be extended?

Yes. Hood College has extended the enrollment deposit deadline by one month to June 1.

Will the housing form submission deadline be extended?

Yes. Hood College Housing forms may be submitted until July 15.

Are the other offices at Hood College open?

Yes. While the physical offices are closed, all campus offices are working remotely and continuing with business as usual. Campus will reopen on Monday, August 3. You are encouraged to contact respective offices via email or phone call with any questions or concerns.

Is Hood College still hosting athletic events?

No. Due to the on-going developments related to COVID-19, the Mid Atlantic Conference (MAC) announced that all athletic team activities including team and individual practices, meetings, and other organized gatherings are canceled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. In addition, all conference and non-conference competitions are canceled through the end of the academic year, including spring sports that compete beyond the academic year. More information can be found on by visiting the MAC website.

Will extensions be allowed for final transcripts?

Yes. We will be flexible and work closely with students and institutions to ensure we have the documents we need without creating additional stress.

My current school is closed. Will you accept unofficial transcripts?

We can accept unofficial transcripts to make preliminary decisions. Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded to the application or emailed to admission@hood.edu. Enrollment at Hood College is contingent upon receipt of a final official transcript.

If I can’t come to campus to visit, what are my other options?

We are currently offering limited, one family per time-slot visits. Pre-registration is required. To schedule an on campus visit click HERE. You can, also, watch our virtual tour or sign up for one of our Virtual Visits. Additionally, we have begun planning a variety of new opportunities to connect virtually. Keep checking back to this page for updates.

Are you processing applications?

Yes. As of now, all admissions functions except for on-campus programs are continuing as normal.

I haven’t been able to ​take the ACT or SAT and I am worried about how that will affect my application to Hood.

Standardized test scores are not required for admission to Hood and, better yet, they are not required for merit scholarships. ​If you are able to take the ACT or SAT later this year, we do encourage it, and you can send us your scores after you have applied. Scores will not be considered in your application for admission or for merit scholarships.

Is Hood College still hosting athletic events?

No. Due to the on-going developments related to COVID-19, the Mid Atlantic Conference (MAC) announced that all athletic team activities including team and individual practices, meetings, and other organized gatherings are canceled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. In addition, all conference and non-conference competitions are canceled through the end of the academic year, including spring sports that compete beyond the academic year. More information can be found on by visiting the MAC website.

 

Who can help me over the phone or email?

Contact the Office of Admission at admission@hood.edu or (301)-696-3400 and we will connect you with the appropriate staff member in the admission office, or any other campus department, to answer your questions.

Will this affect timing of admission notification?

No. As of now, this does not change our timing for any decisions coming from our office, including admission to the College, scholarships and financial awards, or admission to the Honors Program. Students will likely receive their admission decision faster, because it will be sent via email. Our physical mail will be delayed slightly, so if you did not receive your notification in the mail, please let us know.

Will more visit dates be added later?

We are currently offering limited, one family per time-slot visits. Pre-registration is required. To schedule an on campus visit click HERE. We will continue to monitor our visit schedule to accommodate as many visitors as possible once campus re-opens. Check your email for communication regarding visit programs as decisions are made.

Hood College Admission is scheduled to visit my area. Will they still be here?

Hood College Admission has canceled travel for the spring semester. 

Will I be allowed to step foot on campus?

We are currently offering limited, one family per time-slot visits. Pre-registration is required. To schedule an on campus visit click HERE

I’m registered for a daily visit. What should I do?

We are currently offering limited, one family per time-slot visits. Pre-registration is required. To schedule an on campus visit click HERE. If you are registered for a daily visit, please check your inbox for a confirmation email with full visit requirements. 

Is Hood College still hosting athletic events?

No. Due to the on-going developments related to COVID-19, the Mid Atlantic Conference (MAC) announced that all athletic team activities including team and individual practices, meetings, and other organized gatherings are canceled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. In addition, all conference and non-conference competitions are canceled through the end of the academic year, including spring sports that compete beyond the academic year. More information can be found on by visiting the MAC website.

Will there be an application deadline extension?

Hood College offers rolling admission so we have no official application deadline for general acceptance into the college. The last day for transfer students to enroll for fall 2020 is August 23 (the first day of classes). The only exception is Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, which has an application deadline of April 1, however, we will continue to accept Nursing Program applications through May 1. Please note, this is a highly competitive program and space is extremely limited for admission into level 2. For more information about the Hood College's BSN click here.

My current school is closed. Will you accept an unofficial transcript?

We can accept unofficial transcripts to make preliminary decisions. Enrollment at Hood College is contingent upon receipt of a final official transcript. An unofficial transcript that has been tampered with will result in immediate admission revocation.

Will extensions be allowed for final transcripts?

We will be flexible and work closely with students and institutions to ensure we have the documents we need without creating additional stress.

How can I send an unofficial transcript?

Simply log in to your account at that college, and take a screenshot or print your courses. Be sure the credit hours and final grades are included. You can email the documents to us at admission@hood.edu

My current college is closed due to COVID-19. What if my GPA is affected because of this? Will it affect my admission to Hood College?

We will continue to review applications holistically. If you’re worried about your GPA, please send us an email at admission@hood.edu and we will work with you.

Are Transfer Tuesday visits canceled?

Yes, Transfer Tuesday visits are canceled. We recommend registering for a Virtual Visit and a member of our transfer admission team can answer your questions. We also encourage you to reach out to us at admission@hood.edu if you have any questions about your admission process.

I’m scheduled to have Hood College on my campus. Will you still be coming?

Hood College Admission has canceled all trips through the spring semester. We are now accepting requests for virtual visits for Fall 2020. 

Will Hood College be present at college fairs?

Hood College Admission has canceled all college fairs and travel to schools for the remainder of the spring semester. We look forward to resuming travel to college fairs in the fall.

Will your file processing be delayed?

Yes. Due to delays in campus mail processing, transcripts sent to the college via US Postal Service may have a 5-7 day delay in processing. However, students will likely receive admission decision faster, because they will be sent via email.

When will I receive my I-20?

I-20 for a new international student is mailed out in about 5 business days after the student has submitted all required documents for I-20 issuance.

If my country has been affected by COVID-19, will I still be allowed to attend Hood College?

Yes, if you have been issued an F-1 student visa and cleared with the US arrival restriction due to COVID-19.

 If I’m not able to attend Hood College this fall, can I defer my admission?

Yes, you may defer your admission and I-20 start date accordingly. You should inform your deferral to the Admission and PDSO.

Will extensions be allowed for transcripts?

Yes. We will be flexible and work closely with students and institutions to ensure we have the documents we need without creating additional stress.

My current school is closed. Will you accept unofficial transcripts? 

We can accept unofficial transcripts to make preliminary decisions. Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded to the application or emailed to admission@hood.edu. Enrollment at Hood College is contingent upon receipt of a final official transcript.