Hood welcomes transfer students at every stage in their academic and
professional lives. Transfer agreements with other colleges help ease the
admission process and guide students in their efforts to take appropriate
courses prior to transferring to Hood. Students transferring to Hood from a
community college are encouraged to enroll in classes that meet requirements for
an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree.
Community college students are urged to consult their transfer counselor
concerning transfer agreement and course equivalencies, or contact the Office of
Hood welcomes transfer students from four-year and
two-year colleges. The college has articulation agreements with most Maryland community colleges as well as a process to award an associate's degree equivalency to encourage and assist students in their efforts to take appropriate courses
prior to transfer.
The registrar evaluates prior college coursework and credit earned through
alternative methods for applicability to degree requirements at Hood College.
Credit is generally awarded for courses that are clearly applicable to a
baccalaureate degree and for which the student earned a grade of C- or above. A
maximum of 62 credits may be awarded for freshman/sophomore level work completed
elsewhere. Although there is no limit for junior/senior level coursework,
students will be awarded no more than a total of 94 credits for all
college-level work completed.
Students who transfer to Hood College with an associate's degree (A.A., A.S., or A.A.T. only) from a community college in the state of Maryland will be exempt from Hood's lower level core curriculum.
The ability to transfer credits from an institution that is not accredited by
a regional accreditation agency may be considered upon receipt of documentation
that demonstrates equivalency regarding course information, equivalencies, and
learning outcomes. It is the student’s responsibility to provide this
The final 30 hours of the degree must be taken on the Hood campus (see
Undergraduate Degree Requirements). In addition, the College requires transfer
students to take a minimum of 12 credits of classroom instruction in the major
discipline at Hood, regardless of the number accepted in transfer. Transfer
students must submit their transcripts to the Registrar prior to enrollment. All
transfer documents must be filed within the first semester of enrollment. The
Registrar may refuse to award credit if students fail to meet this deadline.
All grades earned at Hood and those completed at other institutions are
calculated in the composite grade point average, regardless of whether the
course credit was accepted for transfer. The composite average is used to
determine eligibility for various honor societies as well as determining
Hood College Articulation Program
Hood also is a participant in the ARTSYS articulation program, accepting
courses and recognizing the associate of arts and associate of science degrees
of every community college in Maryland. These are not individually written
agreements, but the process assures articulation between community colleges and
state colleges and universities.
- Allegheny College
- Anne Arundel Community College
- Baltimore City Community College
- Carroll Community College
- Cecil Community College
- Chesapeake College
- College of Southern Maryland (LaPlata, Leonardtown,Prince Frederick)
- Community College of Baltimore County (Catonsville, Dundalk, Essex)
- Frederick Community College
- Garrett Community College
- Hagerstown Community College
- Harford Community College
- Howard Community College
- Montgomery College (Germantown, Rockville, Takoma Park)
- Prince George’s Community College
- Wor-Wic Community College