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Graduate Course Registration

The fastest way to register for courses is through Self Service, Hood’s student portal. Students will need to provide a username and password.

The registrar's office can process written course registrations in the following ways:

Registration dates

Course registrations are accepted and processed up until the start of the semester. Once the semester begins, any changes or additions to course registrations must be submitted in writing to the registrar's office during the drop/add period indicated on the academic calendar. Students who wish to register for courses during the drop or add period must provide written permission from the course instructor to the registrar's office prior to processing the registration. Any courses dropped during the drop or add period are limited to an 80 percent tuition refund, unless the course has not yet met at the time the registrar receives the drop request.

Upcoming registration dates

For Summer and Fall 2016:

Current students’ registration begins April 11.

New and non-degree students’ registration begins April 18.

Adviser approval

Students enrolled in the bioinformatics, biomedical science, computer science, counseling, humanities, information technology and management of information technology programs require adviser approval for course registrations each semester. Registrations submitted through Self Service will receive adviser approval through Self Service. Students may also request approval from advisers via email, and approvals can be forwarded to the registrar's office at hoodgrad@hood.edu for processing.

Students who wish to enroll in coursework for which the prerequisites have not been completed must first obtain adviser approval and forward that approval to the registrar's office at hoodgrad@hood.edu for processing.

Weekend courses

To register for more than one weekend course in a semester, please submit a written registration request to the registrar's office for processing.

Course withdrawals

After the drop or add period in any given semester, students may submit in writing to the registrar's office, a request to withdraw from coursework by the deadline listed in the academic calendar. A student who withdraws after the drop or add period will receive a grade of ‘W’ on his or her transcript, which carries no academic penalty. Students who withdraw from coursework after the drop/add deadline are still responsible for the tuition and fees associated with that course. Failure to attend class does not constitute a withdrawal. See the course withdrawal form.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

The Graduate School offers courses for individuals who hold at least a bachelor’s degree and are interested in non-degree studies for professional development, continuing education or personal enrichment. Hood also provides the opportunity to sample a graduate degree program before deciding to apply. Up to twelve credits taken as a non-degree student may apply towards degree requirements for a master’s or certificate program.

Students who have never taken graduate coursework at Hood, must complete the non-degree graduate application and registration form. You must also submit a copy of an unofficial or official transcript to the registrar’s office at hoodgrad@hood.edu for verification of bachelor’s degree prior to enrollment. Applicants must have a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.75 (3.0 for counseling coursework) to register as a non-degree student. Students who have taken graduate coursework at Hood, can complete the Online Registration Form, found above.  Priority enrollment in graduate classes is given to degree-seeking students. Program director and/or instructor approval may be required for non-degree registration (counseling coursework requires program director approval and registrations may be held until degree-seeking students are enrolled) and additional information may be required for registration approval. Tuition is charged based on the coursework being taken.  Please review the tuition rates for the academic year on the accounting web page.

Please direct questions to the registrar’s office, 301-696-3616 or hoodgrad@hood.edu.