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How to Apply

Welcome to the first step of your Hood College journey!

We love helping students and their families through the college search and application process, from the first stages of talking about how a college “fits” to submitting an application, financing your education and deciding which program will help propel you toward your goals.

Our evaluation process is based on looking at each applicant as a whole - we know that you're more than just grades and test scores, and we want to reflect that in our admission process. We encourage students to visit campus and keep in touch with their admission counselors from the time they start looking at colleges until the time that they make their final decisions. We're here to help, and we're excited to be your first Hood Hello!

Pursuant to Maryland law following the passage of the Maryland Fair Access to Education Act of 2017, Hood College does not use criminal history to disqualify an applicant from admission.

For more information about the admission process (and to submit your application to join our community!), please select the appropriate section below.

If you are currently a high school student studying in the United States, you will be applying as a first-year applicant to Hood College. Click here to get started!

If you have earned college credits after graduating from high school, you will apply to Hood College as a transfer student. Click here to get started!

If you are not a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident, you will apply to Hood College as an international student. Click here to get started!

If you are a current high school student, you can earn college credit by taking classes at Hood College while still in high school! Click here to get started.

If you have already earned a bachelor's degree and would like to earn your initial teaching certification, you can apply as a post-bacc student. Click here to get started!