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Undergraduate International Students

Hood College values different perspectives and strives to cultivate a diverse student body.

We welcome students from international backgrounds, and we want to help you make Hood your home in the United States!

If you are a graduate student, click here.

Requirements

  • International Application
  • Official Transcripts - We require official transcripts from each secondary (high school) and post-secondary (college or university) school that you have attended. International transcripts must be translated and evaluated (course-by-course) by a professional organization. Our preferred evaluator is World Education Services, but we will accept transcripts from any NACES evaluator.
  • English Proficiency - Submit one of the following:
    • A minimum score on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of 79 (internet based)/550 (paper-based)/213 (computer-based)
    • A minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    • A minimum score of 53 on the PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English)
    • A minimum score of 100 on the DET (Duolingo English Test)*
      *This test will be accepted for those applying for admission for the fall 2022 semester.
    • Students from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom are exempt from this requirement. Email international@hood.edu to have your scores waived.
  • Certification of Finances - If you will be applying for an F-1 student visa, you are required to submit proof of financial support for at least one year of tuition and living expenses, which is estimated to be approximately $45,000 USD, at the time of application. Proof of financial support can be demonstrated through bank statements (in USD) or formal scholarship notifications and must be accompanied by an Affidavit of Support. If you are already in the United States on another visa type, please contact international@hood.edu to have this requirement waived.
  • Copy of passport - Please submit a photocopy of your passport photo page.

International Application

You may also submit any of the following to supplement your application:

  • Additional writing sample(s)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • Interview with an admission counselor
  • Resume
  • ACT or SAT scores

Documents can be submitted through the Common Application or emailed to international@hood.edu.

Deadlines

International students are encouraged to apply early to ensure that there is enough time for their I-20 forms and F-1 visas to be processed.  Students who are interested in applying to the nursing program are subject to additional deadlines. Click here for more information about first-year nursing admission, and click here for more information about transfer nursing admission.

International Application Deadlines

June 15Fall Application Deadline
Nov. 15Spring Application Deadline
March 1UWC Scholar Deadline (for Davis UWC Scholarship)

Accepted Students

Congratulations! Once you've been accepted, your first step is to submit your non-refundable enrollment deposit here. This confirms that you will be attending Hood; it saves your place in the incoming class and it will be applied toward your first tuition payment.

If you are a first-time student in the U.S., a member of our staff will complete your Form I-20, which will be mailed to your permanent address in your home country. You will then need to pay the SEVIS I-901 fee and make an appointment at the U.S. consulate or embassy in your home country for your visa interview.

If you are currently studying in the U.S., a member of our staff will work with you to have your Form I-20 transferred to Hood College.

Once your visa has been granted, we will work with you to assist in your airport pickup and arrival at Hood. We are excited to have you joining our community!

Contact

Danny CastilloDanny Castillo
Undergraduate International Admission Counselor
international@hood.edu
301-696-3814