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Graduate 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 Graduate School staff can process written course registrations in the following ways:

  • Online Registration Form
  • In person: Apple Resource Center, 3rd floor
  • Fax to: 301-696-3597
  • Mail to: The Graduate School at
    Hood College
    401 Rosemont Ave.
    Frederick, MD 21701

Students who register for courses directly through the Graduate School will receive a schedule confirmation in the mail after the registration is processed.

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 Graduate School office during the drop/add period indicated on the Academic Calendar. Students who wish to register for courses during the drop/add period must provide written permission from the course instructor to the Graduate School prior to processing the registration. Any courses dropped during the drop/add period are limited to an 80 percent tuition refund, unless the course has not yet met at the time the Graduate School receives the drop request.

Upcoming Registration Dates

For J-term and Spring 2015:
Current students’ registration begins Nov. 10
New and non-degree students’ registration begins Nov. 17

Adviser Approval

Students enrolled in the Humanities and Biomedical Science 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 Graduate School office at for processing.

Students who wish to enroll in coursework for which the pre-requisites have not been completed must first obtain adviser approval and forward that approval to the Graduate School office at for processing.

Weekend Courses

To register for more than one weekend course in a semester, please submit a written registration request to the Graduate School for processing.

Course Withdrawals

After the drop/add period in any given semester, students may submit in writing to the Graduate School, a request to withdraw from coursework by the deadline listed in the Academic Calendar and Important Graduate School Dates. A student who withdraws after the drop/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.