The classes you have taken, the projects you have organized, the ideas you have developed and the seminars you have attended can give you more than simply a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. Your prior study and life experiences can translate into credits toward your Hood College degree.
Hood College will accept up to 62 credits from an accredited community college and up to 94 credits from a four-year college or university. Students must complete their last 30 credits at Hood College.
A transfer counselor will review your transcripts, giving you a tentative credit evaluation before you apply. An official evaluation by the Hood College registrar will be completed upon acceptance as a degree seeking candidate.
Generally, transfer credit is granted for academic courses that are clearly applicable to a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree and for which the student received a grade of C- or above.
Students who transfer to Hood College with an associate of arts or an associate of science degree from an accredited community college in the state of Maryland will meet all Hood lower level general education (core) requirements.
Most academic departments at Hood College have designated courses that you can "challenge," which may result in the awarding of credit(s). If you think you have a good understanding of the content of a specific Hood course, you may take a comprehensive examination prepared by the Hood faculty.
College Level Examination Programs (CLEP)
Certain courses may also be challenged by taking a standardized test such as CLEP, or Dantes. Hood accepts tests in a number of subject areas; those accepted by Hood College are listed in the Hood College catalog.
If you have acquired college-level learning that cannot be evaluated by other means, Hood will assess a portfolio that you prepare with the aid of Hood faculty and staff. The Portfolio Program includes a screening interview, portfolio development workshop and portfolio assessment by Hood faculty.
You may receive credit for training and courses you have completed in diploma programs, military and other non-collegiate programs. Hood will evaluate your transcripts and provide academic advising to help you reach your educational goals.
View more information on Credit for Prior Learning.
For more information, contact the Office of Admission at (301) 696-3400 or email@example.com.