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Newly Admitted Students

Congratulations on your admission to the Graduate School at Hood College! A rewarding experience awaits you. Please follow these steps to complete the enrollment and registration processes.

Review the Program Requirements

All program requirements can be found in the Hood College Catalog. Refer to the Program Planning Guide to help map out individual coursework plans. This information can also be found on the individual program pages. It is also important for students to remain in contact with their academic advisers as they plan their coursework.

Submit the Enrollment Acceptance form

Admitted students are sent an Enrollment Acceptance Form. Submitting this form to the Graduate School office will activate Hood College student status. Students will then receive username and password information for their student account as well as their Hood College student email address. Students can find relevant information under the current students drop down on the College’s website.  This information can be found under the "For Graduate Students" section.

Register for Courses

View the course schedule and register for courses through Self Service, Hood’s student portal. Registrations for provisionally admitted students and for students registering for multiple weekend courses should be processed through the Graduate School office by completing the online registration form.

Buy your Textbooks

Visit the Hood Bookstore site to find out what textbooks are required for your courses. Click on Textbooks, then Find Textbooks, and enter the course information. 

Pay Your Tuition

The Accounting office will issue billing statements to students who have registered for coursework. Tuition and fees are due by the following dates:

  • Jan. 15 for spring semester 
  • Aug. 15 for fall semester
  • First day of classes for summer terms

Tuition, fees and other expenses can be paid online through the online payment system. Additional information about paying for a graduate education at Hood can be found at Financing Your Education.

Attend the New Graduate Student Orientation

The Graduate School holds an orientation session for new graduate students the Wednesday before the start of the spring and fall semesters. Students who begin their programs in the summer may attend the fall orientation session. For more information about this event, please visit www.hood.edu/gradevents. Below are links to campus information and resources.  As a graduate student, you can find other useful information under the Current Students and Graduate School link on the website. 

To view instructions for searching for available classes, click here.