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Test Optional Policy

Hood College evaluates students on the basis of their academic preparation, talents, and interests, as well as Hood College’s ability to help them achieve their educational and career goals. Understanding that standardized test scores may not be the best indication of an academically prepared student, Hood College offers the Test Optional Choice.

Test Optional Choice candidates will be evaluated based on the rigor of the high school curriculum, GPA, class rank (if available), letters of recommendation, essay, and extracurricular and community activities. An on-campus interview is highly recommended. Interested applicants should have a minimum GPA of a 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.

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