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Deposited Students

Congratulations on enrolling and committing to Hood College!

We are so excited you will be joining us in the fall. Please check this page often as it has important dates, documents and other valuable information that will update frequently. Go Blazers! 

  • Set up your Hood College email account (login information to be sent in March). For more information, visit Information Technology. This will allow you to access Self-Service (use this to set up your payment plan and complete the housing form) and Blackboard (use this to complete placement tests).
  • Check your Hood and personal e-mail (the one you used to submit your application) often. 
  • Submit your Enrollment Agreement Form
  • Submit your signed official financial award letter.
  • All new students can take one Hood College summer course for FREE! Details will be sent in May.
  • Take your placement tests. Students will have access to placement tests beginning in April. They must be completed before you can register for classes.
  • Connect with your advisor to register for courses. Your advisor will reach out to you through email after May 24.
  • If you are living on campus, fill out your housing agreement form through Self-Service. This form should be available in May.
  • Watch your email for Summer Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR). You will meet your advisor virtually, but will come to campus for a day in June to get for the start of classes.
  • Submit your official SAT and ACT scores (for general reporting purposes only) to Admission.
  • Submit a request to all previously attended institutions to have your official transcript(s) sent to Hood before the start of the fall semester. These official transcripts should have your final course grades. This includes any college/university for Dual Enrollment courses. Failure to submit final transcripts will prevent future course registrations. 
  • Submit official AP/IB score reports to the College.
  • Fill out medical and immunization forms.
  • Attend fall orientation (details coming soon) - this is the official beginning of your time as a Hood Blazer. Congratulations!


  • Submit FAFSA or MSFAA


  • Priority deadline to submit documentation for Maryland State Scholarships
  • Complete Placement Tests on Blackboard (due before your scheduled advising appointment)


Summer Dates TBD

  • On-campus summer orientation for first-year and transfer students (details to come)
  • Housing forms due

July 31


  • Financial aid is dispersed on Self-Service for full-time students (12 or more credits)
  • Housing information will be sent to your Hood College email.


  • 2024 New Student Orientation begins! (details to come)


Office of Admission, counselors 

Phone: 301-696-3400

Office of Financial Aid 
Phone: 301-696-3411
Fax: 301-696-3812

Office of Residence Life 

Phone: 301-696-3577

Student Success Center 
Phone: 301-696-3569
Fax: 301-696-3952

What is self-service?

  • A website where you can complete several types of forms, get passes, register for classes, and see your transcript.

What is Blackboard?

  • Used for academic purposes. Here you can take placement tests and submit documents for the classes you are enrolled in.

What is a FERPA waiver?

  • Allows parents/guardians to access certain financial and academic information. 

What is the Enrollment Agreement form?

  • A signed document by the student acknowledging information from the application is true as well as allowing the student to be aware of disclosing any legal/disciplinary actions, obtain official transcripts, and a media release. 

What is the Financial Award Letter? 

  • A document signed by the student acknowledging the financial responsibility to the college each year - listing grants, scholarships, and loans if applicable.  

When do I get my bill?

  • Bills will generate in July, after the student has enrolled full-time (12 or more credits) and the financial award letter is signed so aid can be disbursed.