Admission Application Process
Hiram operates on a rolling admission basis and reviews applications as they are completed.
Holistic review of applicants will take place under the following priority dates:
- October 1st - Early Action #1
- December 1st - Early Action #2
- February 1st - Priority
- April 1st - Regular
- June 1st - Rolling
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|In addition to the application above, the following are also required|
|$25 Application fee*|
|Official high school transcripts|
|Official SAT or ACT scores**|
|Although not required, we appreciate the following|
|Filling out the Hiram College Supplemental Form|
|Personal interview (Strongly Recommended)|
|A graded writing sample or essay|
|College coursework transcripts (for PSEO applicants)|
*The $25 Application fee can be waived due to financial hardship by submitting the NACAC Application Fee Waiver which can be found HERE.
Please send all Admission documents to:
Hiram College - Office of Admission
P.O. Box 96
Hiram, Ohio 44234
**Test-Optional Admission Policy
Hiram College is proud to offer a test-optional admission policy.
What does that mean?
Hiram College recognizes that standardized testing isn’t always an accurate measurement of a student’s academic abilities. Respectively, Hiram is committed to looking at the whole person.
While students are encouraged to take the ACT or SAT and to submit their test scores as a part of their application, those with a 2.8 or higher GPA (those below a 2.8 need test scores) and a strong college preparatory curriculum history may waive this requirement. Exceptions include nursing students as well as those interested in applying for a Trustee Scholarship or Presidential Scholarship. For these students, ACT or SAT scores are required for eligibility consideration. Partnership programs such as the BA to MD (Northeast Ohio Medical University) and the BA to DDM (Dental Medicine with CWRU) require ACT scores for admission. Any student seeking teacher licensure must submit an ACT or SAT score for inclusion into those programs.
Study findings show that the most accurate predictor of future success is your daily classroom performance -- your high school transcript -- not your results on one standardized test.
All applications are reviewed on a holistic basis, which means admission decisions are based on all available information regarding a student's academic and extra-curricular merits.
All offers of admission are conditional upon receipt of a final secondary school transcript and any other conditions specified at the time of admission. Students who have been admitted to the College are asked to make a $200 deposit. This deposit is due no later than May 1 and is non-refundable. Students applying for financial aid may defer paying the deposit until financial aid is determined.
Note: Hiram College recommends that all First-Year Students interested in financial assistance file FAFSA after Oct. 1 of their senior year of high school. Please add Hiram College to your FAFSA by using school code 003049.
Requirements for Home-Schooled Applicants
- Application for Admission
- Transcript or Portfolio outlining subject material studied and the level of performance (i.e., grades) within the subjects. (This can include writing samples, list of textbooks used, completed projects and/or descriptions of hands on experiences. Also, any information on a distance learning program or homeschooler’s association)
- Preference for Certificate of Completion and/or GED
- Standardized test results (ACT or SAT)
- Personal interview