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How to Apply

Please apply online.  Select International First-Year Admission or International Transfer Admission as appropriate.

International Undergraduate Application Deadlines

  • Fall Application* Deadline: June 15
  • Spring Application* Deadline: Nov. 15
    *all application materials must be received by these deadlines in order to be considered.
  • UWC Scholars applying for David UWC Scholarship: March 1

International Application Instructions for First-Year Students

Before applying to Hood College, students must have completed their secondary education or plan to complete it in the semester before enrolling. Applications that include all of the following documents will be reviewed for admission:

  • Official Hood College Application – Apply using the online application. Please remember to include a valid email address with the application for future communication.
  • A writing sample - This can be an essay on a topic of the student's choice or a previously graded paper.
  • Official Secondary School (High School) Transcript - International transcripts will be accepted for consideration at Hood College only if they have been translated and evaluated by a professional organization. If your transcript is not in English, it must be translated into English by a professional organization. Acceptable agencies can be found here
  • Passport Information - Please submit a copy (not original) of the student's passport front and photo page.  Make sure the copy is clear and all information is legible. Students who are currently in the United States on a visa must submit a photo copy of the visa. 
  • Recommendation Letters - Applicants will need two letters of recommendation: one from a guidance director, guidance counselor, principal, or headmaster, and one from an academic instructor from their most recent school. Students who are currently enrolled in an English as a Second Language (ESL) program, please have your ESL instructor provide your recommendation. 
  •  English Language Proficiency - If English is not your first/native language and/or your high school classes are not taught in English, you are required to complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Standardized Testing - If English is your first language, you may submit the SAT/ACT examination scores as part of your application. Submission of these scores is optional
  • Interview - In some cases, students may be contacted to conduct interviews as part of their application. Interviews may be conducted on campus or via Skype, telephone or other online options.
  • Financial Information - If applying for an F-1 visa, complete the Hood College Undergraduate International Application and Affadavit of Support and Declaration of Finances. Students applying under any immigration status other than permanent resident must submit financial documentation.

International Application Instructions for Transfer Students

Before applying to Hood College, students must have completed their secondary education and have enrolled in another college or university and completed some credits. Applications that include all of the following documents will be reviewed for admission:

  • Official Hood College Application – Apply using the online application. Please remember to include a valid email address with the application for future communication.
  • A writing sample -  This can be an essay on a topic of the student's choice or a previously graded paper. 
  • Official Secondary School (High School) and/or College Transcripts - Students who have completed 24 or more credit hours in the USA do not have to submit their secondary or high school transcripts.  However, all transfer applicants must submit college transcripts.  College transcripts from U.S. institutions must be sent directly from the registrar's office. International transcripts will be accepted for consideration at Hood College only if they have been translated and evaluated by a professional organization.  Acceptable agencies can be found here. Hood requires a course-by-course evaluation.
  • Passport Information - Please submit a copy (not original) of the student's passport front and photo page.  Make sure the copy is clear and all information is legible. Students who are currently in the United States on a visa, please also submit a photo copy of the visa. 
  • Academic Recommendation - Submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor from the most recent college or university of attendance.  
  •  English Language Proficiency - If English is not your first/native language and/or your high school classes are not taught in English, you are required to complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Standardized Testing - If English is your first language, you may submit the SAT/ACT examination scores as part of your application. Submission of these scores is optional
  • Interview - In some cases, students may be contacted to conduct interviews as part of their application. Interviews may be conducted on campus or via Skype, telephone or other online options.
  • Financial Information - If applying for an F-1 visa, complete the Hood College Undergraduate International Application and Affadavit of Support and Declaration of Finances. Students applying under any immigration status other than permanent resident must submit financial documentation.
  • Optional Information: Additional Essay and Teacher Recommendations
    To better assist the admission committee in its review of application materials, students may submit a personal essay stating the reasons for wishing to attend Hood College and recommendations from academic instructors that evaluate performance and ability.