Transferring to Hiram

Each year Hiram College welcomes transfer students from accredited two- and four-year institutions for the fall and the spring semesters.

Hiram's small academic village environment, emphasis on hands-on learning, range of off-campus study opportunities, and The Hiram Plan—Hiram's distinct academic calendar—combine to offer the best possible transition, education, and college experience for students coming from other institutions.

International Student?

Visit our International Students page.

If you have questions about the transfer process, please contact Dan Safko at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Admission Counselor, for answers.

The Office of Admission accepts the Hiram College Application and the Common Application.  There is a $25 Application Fee.

An important note about completing the Common Application: The Common Application requires that you complete your essay before you are able to submit your completed application for admission. If you would like to send the essay at a later date or send a writing sample of a paper you have already written for a class instead of an essay, please use your online copy and paste function to place the following statement into the Common Application essay section:

"I am electing to send the essay separately later or please use the following essay / paper for class that follows this message as my college essay. Thank you."

You may then either mail your hard copy essay or class paper separately or copy and paste your paper into the Common Application essay section.

Email Dan Safko This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

While Hiram College uses the Common Application for admission, the only place your information is shared is with Hiram College if we are the only school you list.

Applying for Transfer Admission

Students who have less than one year of full-time college credit are required to submit a Secondary School Report form, high school transcripts, and scores on the SAT I or ACT Assessment.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Hiram awards scholarships to transfer students on the basis of academic excellence at the collegiate level. Eligible students may receive transfer merit scholarships renewable for up to three years. Members of Phi Theta Kappa may receive a special scholarship in honor of this distinction. Transfer students are also eligible for many of Hiram's circumstantial awards.

All new students are considered for need-based financial aid on an equal basis. Transfer students should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and include Hiram's code (003049) so the information is sent directly to the College.

Transfer Orientation and Scheduling Classes

Transfer students are invited to campus for an orientation program prior to the beginning of the semester in which they enroll. The program includes academic instruction and social events to acclimate new students to the College. Registration for courses occurs during the orientation program. To further familiarize students to College services, Hiram conducts a 1-credit hour "Successful Transitions" course each semester for all incoming transfer students.


Please contact our Transfer Counselor, Dan at 800.362.5280

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Transfer of Credit

Hiram College follows an established policy in the awarding of transfer credit to ensure degree integrity. Transfer credits are initially awarded to fulfill core curriculum credit or elective credit. 

In order for a course to be considered for transfer credit for Hiram College it must be taken at an accredited institution, and a final course grade of "C" or higher must be achieved. Secondly, the course is evaluated based on specific course content and rigor.

Sample guides are available on the Registrar's Office website.