Military Community

Hood College thanks you for your service and welcomes all veterans, active duty personnel, National Guard and Reserve personnel, and their dependents to campus! Hood College prides itself on being an institution that promotes a variety of services to all military members and their families.

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing quality academic and support services for military community members who enroll in classes at Hood College. We strive to provide a respectful and inclusive atmosphere to help aid veterans and active duty soldiers in becoming successful in a civilian and academic capacity and to guide them to adapt the skills they developed from their military training in their transition to the classroom. 

Hood College is proud to accept United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits. If you are unsure which VA education benefit you qualify for, you may contact the VA Call Center by phone at 1-888-442-4551 or visit the VA website. You will need to provide your social security number (or that of your sponsor, if applying for benefits under a parent or spouse) when you make the call.

If you have questions about Go Army Ed/Tuition Assistance, National Guard Waiver, MyCAA, or Fort Detrick graduate educational scholarship, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 301-696-3411 or finaid@hood.edu. View Army TA Policy here.


VA Declaration of Intent
All military students using Chap.30,31,33,35 & 1606 must complete the VA Declaration of Intent form.

Military Credit
All veterans must have their official military transcripts submitted to the Registrar for evaluation of transferable credit. Hood College will accept up to 30 military credits, but no more than 62 total transfer credits toward a Hood College program of study.

Official military transcript requests may be made via the link below:
Joint Services Transcript (JST)

Credit for military training, regardless of affiliated branch of service, may be available through the Community College of the Air Force.

Veteran Education Benefits
Click here to get information on how to apply for military educational benefits

Scholarships & Resources
Click here for a list of Hood and external scholarships and resources available to our military student community.

Click here for FAQs pertaining to using military educational benefits


If you are currently stationed as an active duty soldier at Fort Detrick in Frederick, MD, and would like to take advantage of the Hood College/Fort Detrick educational agreement to take graduate level courses and earn a graduate degree (certificate or Master's) FREE OF TUITION CHARGE, please visit our Hood Fort Detrick Soldiers website for additional information.

You can also contact Tanith Fowler Corsi, Director of Graduate Admissions,  at fowlercorsi@hood.edu or call (301) 696-3603.

Hood College's Military Community Support Committee aims to support, engage, and recognize the Hood military community composed of active duty, veterans, and spouses/dependent undergraduate and graduate students.

This mission is part of Hood College's strategic plan to support our military community on campus through relevant programming and services. The Committee is divided into subcommittees focused on Veterans, Active Duty, Student Support, Staff & Faculty Support, and Community Engagement.

If you would like to join this Committee or request additional information, please email military@hood.edu.


College College is proud to have a Veteran Student Association on campus to support our Hood Veteran student. For more info or if you are interested in joining the Hood VSO, please email vsa@hood.edu.

Hood Monthly Military Coffee Hours
All are invited to attend our Military Coffee Hours on the first Thursday of each month in WC 220.

Hood Veterans Day Program
All are invited to attend our special annual Veterans Day event in November

Hood Tea and Talk Series - Supporting our Military Students
Come gain insight into the veteran student experience, including a discussion of some aspects of college life that often impact student veteran success, and learn about current campus resources to help and guide both our military students and their faculty members/advisors.

Hood Active Duty/ROTC Cookies & Coffee Event
Are you a current Active Duty or ROTC student? Stop by for some home-baked cookies and beverages in the Whitaker Atrium at the end of each term.

For more information about upcoming Hood military-related events, email military@hood.edu.

  • Hood Military Community Points of Contact (POC):
    Undergraduate: Becca Reitmeyer Undergraduate Admission Office
    Graduate: Tanith Fowler Corsi, Graduate School
  • Military Educational Benefits: Financial Aid Office, Magdalen Moser
  • Hood Military Community Support Committee - Email military@hood.edu for more information.
  • Academic advising and educational planning
  • Interpretation of College policies and procedures
  • Processing of veteran educational benefits
  • Navigation through the Hood admissions process – completing the application, understanding regulations, and knowing deadlines.
  • Change of major and job placement/career exploration activities
  • Interpretation of VA regulations to ensure compliance
  • Personal counseling and referral to additional community resources as needed
Richard Chabuz

Military Graduate Student Focus | Richard Chabuz

Richard Chabuz, MBA Graduate School Graduate Student Military

"My favorite thing about Hood is the community. I feel like I am part of an organization that genuinely cares about their people. I am excited to further my education and continue working with world-class faculty."

  • Academics
  • Student Engagement
  • Business
Jenelle Catalina

Military Graduate Student Focus | Jenelle Catalina

Jenelle Catalina, M.S. in Biomedical Science Graduate School Graduate Student Military

"My favorite thing about Hood is being able to take classes at night. This flexibility allows me to work during the day and continue my education at night."

  • Academics
  • Natural Sciences
Ernesto Gonzalez

Military Graduate Student Focus | Ernesto Gonzalez

Ernesto Gonzalez, MBA Graduate School Graduate Student Military

"I think the education that I receive here at Hood College will set me up for success in my life and career because of the practical knowledge the program provides and my ability to apply that knowledge to real world scenarios.”

  • Academics
  • Business