International Undergraduate Application Process
Candidates for first-year will apply to Hiram College using the Common Application for Admission. No application fee is required.
Hiram College bases admission on your prior academic preparation and performance, not your intended field of study. If you have multiple interests or are unsure of your intended college major, specify your primary interest from among those you are considering. After you arrive at Hiram, it is possible to change your major and the I-20 can be updated to reflect the change.
If you are unable to apply online, please use the Information Request link and specify that you were unable to complete the Common Application.
Priority Dates for Application and Scholarship
Applications and documents received after priority dates are processed on a space-available basis.
Fall (August) Semester
- December 1 – Application deadline for Trustee and Presidential Scholarship consideration (U.S. Citizens only)
- January 1 – February 15: File FAFSA for need-based financial aid (U.S. Citizens only)
- January 15: Eclectic Scholar Honors Programpriority application date
- February 15: Priority application date
- April 1: Space-available acceptances
- May 1: $200 Enrollment Deposit due
First-Year Undergraduate Students
To apply as a first-year student you must submit the following required documents:
- First-Year Common Application
- Personal essay (minimum 250 words)
- Secondary school report with secondary school academic records
- International supplement to the secondary school report (To be completed by secondary schools using non-U.S. educational systems)
- Documentation of English Proficiency
- SAT or ACT score report, if available. These exams are not required from international students, but are recommended to be considered for a higher Global Scholarship.
- One teacher evaluation
Secondary School Records
Evidence of successful progress toward or completion of secondary school can be documented with diplomas, certificates, and/or results of external or school leaving examinations appropriate to your secondary educational program. These may include, but are not limited to SSC/HSC, CXC, Advanced Subsidiary, A Level, WASSCE, and other comparable examinations.
Proof of English Proficiency
English proficiency can be documented through any one of the following (or comparable credential with the approval of the Office of Admission):
- TOEFL (iBT = 61, paper-based = 500 or computer based = 173)
- IELTS band score = 5.5
- SAT Critical Reading score = 420
- ACT English score = 20 (22 minimum for Nursing)
- PTE Academic score = 51
A TOEFL/IELTS exam is not required for students meeting at least one of the following:
- GCE A-level English = Grade B or above
- IB Higher Level (HL) English = Score 5 or above
- AP English = Score 4 or higher
- Successful completion of ELS Level 112 English for Academic Purposes certificate
Hiram offers Conditional Admission for students without a qualifying TOEFL Score. To be considered for Conditional Admission you must either have applied or expressed interest in applying to ELS Language Center at www.els.edu. Transferring to Hiram College requires a Level 112 Completed Certificate from ELS or a qualifying score on the TOEFL or IELTS. Minimum TOEFL scores are iBT 61, pBt 500 – Minimum IELTS Band score is 5.5. To learn more about Conditional Admission with ELS, please email at the ELS Cleveland center.
Score reports must be sent directly to Hiram from the testing agency. When registering for an examination, submit Hiram's institutional code number:
- TOEFL/SAT testing code is 1297
- ACT testing code is 3280
- Hiram College cannot return materials submitted as a part of the application process.
- Documents such as transcripts, marks sheets, certificates and diplomas must be original or certified true copies sent directly from the issuing institution. We strongly recommend that candidates send certified true copies of irreplaceable documents. A certified true copy is a photocopy of the original official document to which a school, the Ministry of Education issuing the document, or a U.S. consular official has affixed his/her signature and/or official seal indication that it is an attested, true copy of the original document.
- Documents not in English must be accompanied by literal translations. One of these must have an original school stamp/seal and signature on it certifying that it is a true copy.
- If there is a concern regarding school documents, the admission office will contact school officials for clarification.
The following address can be used for international first-class postage or courier:
Teachout-Price Hall – International Admission
6832 Hinsdale Street (PO Box 96)
Hiram, OH 44234
Phone: (CC: 1) 330-569-5175
Fax: (CC: 1) 330-569-5944
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