First-Year Application


Admission Application Process

Applications will be available and accepted starting Aug. 1.

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 (Decision notification by November 15th)
  • December 1st - Early Action #2 (Decision notification by January 15th)
  • February 1st - Priority (Decision notification by March 15th)
  • April 1st - Regular (Decision notification by May 15th)
  • June 1st - Rolling (Decision notification by July 15th)

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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.

Hiram College also accepts the Common Application for admission. Your information is only shared with Hiram if we are the only school you list.

Submitting Documents

Please send all Admission documents to:

Hiram College - Office of Admission
P.O. Box 96 
Hiram, Ohio 44234

Admission Offers

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 their FAFSA by February 15th of their senior year of high school.

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
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Admission Guidelines

Hiram's academic coursework is engaging and challenging. To be adequately prepared to succeed at Hiram, the College recommends that all applicants complete the following courses while in secondary school:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of math
  • 3 years of science
  • 3 years of history and/or social science
  • 2 years of the same foreign language
  • 2 years of electives from the above subjects