Consumer Information

The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), requires institutions participating in federally funded financial aid programs to make information about the institution available to current and prospective students. The consumer information and student right-to-know page serves as a central location for parents, students, employees and the campus community to obtain information and resources.

This page provides a central guide to sources of consumer information, college policies and required disclosures under Title IV. Title IV requires institutions to participate in certain financial aid programs to disclose specified information to all prospective students, applicants, employees and current students.

Please note that many links will direct to information elsewhere on the Hood website. Please contact the indicated office directly to request further information or for any questions not answered by the provided online resources.  

For More Information

Contact Shaowei Wu, director of institutional research and assessment.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries:

  • William J. Brown, Jr, vice president for enrollment management (
    Undergraduate admission procedures and processes, academic programs and transfer credits
  • Debbie Ricker, provost and vice president for academic affairs (
    Faculty, office of the provost and vice president for academic affairs
  • April Boulton, dean of the graduate school (
    Graduate School admission requirements and procedures, information on academic programs and graduate student life
  • Toby Peterson, library director (
    Copyright policy
  • Ashley Anderson, registrar (
    Satisfactory academic progress
  • Debra Rhodes, store manager, Hood College Bookstore (
    Textbook information
  • Assistant director for institutional assessment (
    Academic improvement


Hood College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104-2680.

Statement of Accreditation Status

The Hood social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). This accreditation gives graduates the opportunity to apply for advanced standing at many graduate schools of social work, which allows students to earn a master’s in social work with one additional year of graduate study. 

All business administration degrees, bachelor of arts and master of business administration, and minors are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). 

The Hood Bachelor of Science in Nursing program for registered nurses and four-year per-licensure programs are both accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing. 

The Hood Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET).

The master's in counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). 


For more information 

Privacy of Student Records 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 (P.L. 93-380) extends to students the right of access to their education records maintained at the College. The provost, the dean of the graduate school and the registrar maintain these records for enrolled and former students. Information and notification as to the type of record; the accessibility of and policies for maintaining, reviewing and expunging the record; and the procedures for inspecting, reviewing, obtaining copies of or challenging the record are established by the appropriate offices.

Contact for FERPA

The Office of the Registrar

For more information

Melena Verity
Director of Financial Aid

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries:

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries on campus safety, health concerns and immunization, counseling and other College policies:

  • Thurmond Maynard, director of campus safety (
    Campus crime and safety, controlled substances uses and effects, drug and alcohol policy, fire safety information and missing persons reporting procedures
  • Amanda Rzepkowski, director of wellness (
    Student health services, immunization policy and forms (medical history, medical exam and immunization record, emergency contact and medical release form)

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies:

  • Meg Timmons, interim director for human resources, equal employment officer/Title IX and
    Section 504 coordinator and Policy 55: Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment (
    Nondiscrimination notice for prospective students, current students, faculty and staff
  • Jennifer Schum, PhD, dean of academic services and acting disability services coordinator, Section 504 resource for student services and Title IX resource for disability services ( or
    Students with disabilities

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