Pre-Orientation Checklist

Before you attend Hiram Orientation it is important that you complete the following items so that we can have the best experience possible. From online placement exams to making sure your Hiram Email is working, you have some items to check off your to-do list before coming to Hiram Orientation.

Placement Exam Instruction Guide - Provides information, tips, and frequently asked questions regarding the exams.

Foreign Language Placement Exam*

Hiram College has a foreign language requirement of successful completion through the 101 and 102 class levels. The placement exam is given in a proctored setting during orientation sessions.

  1. If you have taken French, Spanish, German, or Russian during high school, please be prepared to take a placement exam during orientation. Note: If you place well enough, you may be exempted from one or both classes.
  2. Transfer students with a grade of C or better in 2 college semesters of an single foreign language will have satisfied the foreign language requirement. If you have taken only one semester of a language and received a C or better, you will need to take a second semester of that language at the 102 level to satisfy the requirement.
  3. Students who have taken, or are fluent in, a language other than those listed in item 1. above should consult with the Foreign Language Department chairperson about satisfying the requirement.

Math Placement Exam Instructions*

The Math Placement exam is divided into three sections. All three sections are required.Plan on a 2-3 hour period of uninterrupted time to take these exams. You may only attempt to take the exams once. Please click on the link to Register and use your first and last initials combined with your birthday (AAMMDDYYYY) as your student ID number.

+ Math Placement Test

Review the Academic Advising Preparation Website prior to attending Orientation. This website will help you prepare for your course scheduling appointment, which takes place during Orientation. Learn more about Hiram's academic programs; investigate academic majors and programs of interest to you. Review Step 1, Step 2, and Step 3, then fill out your First Semester Course Selection for New Students Form.

Three forms are required for all entering students. These forms are available online. You must complete the forms and return them, via U.S. mail, directly to the Julia Church Health Center, PO Box 67, Hiram, OH 44234. Please contact the Health Center at 330-569-5418 if you have any questions, or to schedule an appointment.

Health Record, Consent & Release form
Physical Exam form
Meningococcal Disease form


Approximately a week to 10 days before your orientation session, you will be sent instructions and passwords for setting up your Hiram e-mail to the e-mail account you listed on your orientation registration form. Instructions can also be found in Using your E-mail section of the online Hiram College Helpdesk
The Historic Hiram Inn located on Hiram's campus is perfect for an overnight stay for those orientation attendees who may be coming from a distance.
Students and Families are welcome to experience the Hiram Dining Hall after the morning session or before the afternoon session. Buy one, one get one free coupons sent with orientation confirmation e-mails can be used.

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