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How to Apply

"Hood College is a place that gives equal chances to every student to enhance their knowledge and personal development.” - Sneha, Computer Science M.S.’20





Steps to complete your Hood Graduate School Application


  • Step 2. Request your course-by-course transcript evaluation
    For international applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside of the United States, Hood College requires official course-by-course transcripts evaluations from NACES or AICE to be emailed to
  • Step 3. Submit your English Language Test
    International applicants whose bachelor's or master's degrees were NOT earned in one of the English-language speaking countries listed below must submit an official English language test report from Duolingo, TOEFL or IELTS even if their language of instruction was in English. Please note, test scores must be no more than one year old. 
    • United States
    • United Kingdom
    • Canada
    • Australia
    • Ireland
    • New Zealand 

English test scores

  • Step 4. Pay the graduate application fee
    Once you complete the online application, please submit your non-refundable $100 application fee. Please note: there is no application. fee waiver. 
  • Step 5. After application submission
    Graduate applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Students are notified of admission decisions within 48 hours (about 2 days) of their application submission. If you are admitted, you will be issued an electronic letter of acceptance that will contain information about the following:
    • Foundation classes that you are required to take or were waived for you
    • Your adviser's name and email address
    • Instructions for filling out the I-20 form 
    • A letter from the registrar's office that will guide you through the registration process 

Once you are officially admitted, we recommend you start the I-20 and visa process as soon as possible. You will need your financial documents, affidavit of support and passport to begin this process. Please review the Tuition & Fees webpage in order to prepare you and your family for the cost of education. 

Transfer of Credit for Admitted Students
Students may transfer a maximum of 6 graduate credits from another Hood graduate program or from an accredited institution prior to the first semester of graduate study for the majority of programs with some exceptions. Students wishing to request transfer credits must complete the Graduate Transfer Course Permission Request form. For more information on Hood College's transfer credit policy, click here.  Please note: foundation course waiver requests MUST be sent directly to the program director and are not guaranteed.

What's Next?
For more information about class registration, orientations, housing & further support, please visit our Admitted Graduate Student website. 


Please note that the counseling and doctoral programs have separate deadlines (check program webpages for specific application deadline dates). 



July 15

Fall (August) application deadline

Dec 1

Spring (January) application deadline

April 20

Summer I (May) application deadline

May 30

Summer II (June) application deadline

Contact Us

The Graduate School at Hood College makes the application process is easy and convenient. For questions, please email call 001-301-696-3600 or text us via WhatsApp at +1 2406514015.


Complete the online application for the Graduate School at Hood College. If you do not yet have a Hood account, you will be prompted to create one.