Applying to Hiram College

A Step-By-Step Guide

So you’ve decided to apply – and we couldn’t be more excited! Just follow the steps below to submit your application and materials. Applying is easy no matter what kind of student you are.

Undergraduate Admission

Step 1: Complete your application online. If you have any questions along the way, feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Step 2: Submit your official high school (and/or college) transcripts and test scores - Your school counselor can help with this - and your graded writing sample (or essay).

Step 3: Schedule an on-campus, in-person interview with our admission staff. Please call 1-330-569-5169 to set up your interview.

Step 4: Check your mail for an admission decision notification!

Step 5. Make your $200 deposit to reserve your spot.

Step 6. Sign up for Orientation

Step 7. Schedule classes with your academic adviser at Orientation.

Adult Studies (Weekend College) and Online Admission

Step 1: Reach out to the Office of Professional and Graduate Studies to communicate your interest in one of our on-campus or online programs. One of our representatives will answer your questions and guide you through the admission process.

Step 2: Complete your application online or pick up a paper copy in our office.

Step 3: Submit your official college, university or secondary school transcripts. If you have not previously attended another college or university, please submit your high school transcripts or GED. If additional materials are required, one of our admission representatives will contact you shortly after submission.

Step 4: Schedule an on-campus, in-person interview with our admission staff. If an in-person interview is not possible, you may participate over the phone. Please call 1-330-569-6112 to set up your interview.

Step 5: After submitting your application and materials and scheduling your interview, we will conduct an unofficial review to determine how much of your past credits transfer. The official evaluation will be completed by our Registrar’s office.

Step 6: You will receive a phone call from one of our admission counselors to see how many of your past credits can be transferred.

Step 7: We will notify you regarding the final admission decision. If admitted, an admission counselor will contact you shortly to help you select classes and register for your first term.

Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Admission

Step 1: Reach out to the Office of Professional and Graduate Studies and let us know about your interest in the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies major. We can answer any questions you have about the program and enrollment.

Step 2: As soon as you’re ready, fill out the online application for admission

Step 3: One of our admission counselors will reach out and let you know what additional application materials are required. Generally, students must provide:

  • An official copy of their transcript with this form included 
  • Two letters of recommendation with this form included
  • A writing sample:
    • The paper must have been written in the last 5 years

    • We recommend choosing a paper where you've been asked to analyze an issue, draw conclusions, support an opinion or generate an argument. We're looking for a critical analysis of a concept or issue

    • We recommend choosing a paper that is 3-5 pages in length, double-spaced, 12 point font
  • A personal essay explaining why you’d like to attend Hiram College, why you’re choosing the MAIS major, and what your goals are after graduation. The essay should be 2-4 pages in length

Step 4: After determining that you meet the minimum/basic graduate program requirements, an admission counselor will contact the Graduate Studies Council (GSC) to set up an admission interview with you.

Step 5: Following the interview, the Office of Professional and Graduate Studies will contact you regarding the admission decision. If admitted, you will be contacted by an admission counselor who will help you register for your first term of classes.

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