Hood College Top Questions

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?


nothing in paticular, I was well prepared.


I wish I knew the small amount of scholorships that Hood offers for upperclassmen so I could start to apply sooner.


To be honest, I did not carefully research about the school before applying because this school is in my "safe list", the list of schools that my chance of getting in is 99{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c}. I wish I had known that hours of working on campus are limited; students can only work for $2,000 per year. Additionally, the financial aid and scholarship available to international students are also limited.


I wish I knew how much homework there was going to be. It's a lot but that might be because I'm a mathematics major.


I wish had a better idea of when courses were offered so that I could plan better for future semesters.


I wish I would have known that on the weekends almost everyone goes home and it seems like no one is there.


I wish I had started here as a freshman, instead of remaining at the local community college.


I wish I had known that the only financing option available through Hood College for part-time students are student loans, no matter how high a student's GPA is. This makes it much more difficult for an older student, who has to work full-time in order to meet their financial obligations, to further their education.


I wish I had known how independent students are required to be when maintaining a college career, especially living on their own. Time management is so important when a student is carrying a 16 credit workload along with sports and extra curriculars. I wish someone had shown me how to manage my time wisely.


I wish I would have known to start with my major requirements as soon as I began freshman year. As an Education major, it is important to not fall behind in classes in order to graduate on time and with all the required classes! If you want to be part of the Education program here, make sure you talk to an Education advisor about classes as soon as possible.