Hiram College


The Emerging Scholars program begins with a highly selective Admission process geared to identify first year students whose high school transcripts and test scores indicate a pattern of strength in most academic subjects and lower than average performance in some others. Selected scholars are individuals that are determined to be solid students who can benefit from being a part of a close-knit cohort experience designed specifically to help students adjust to Hiram’s unique 12/3 academic calendar, transition to the academic rigor of higher education, and the demands of being a Hiram College student in general.

Emerging Scholars attend full-time, enrolling in 14-16 credit hours per semester. All classes offered in the program are credit bearing, non-remedial, and count towards graduation.

To be eligible for the program, you must have a high school GPA between 2.4 – 2.8 and a minimum 16 ACT or 860 SAT score. While technically completion of the program requires a cumulative Hiram GPA of 2.00 or higher and good student conduct status by the end of the first year, scholars typically opt to remain active in the program by contributing as mentors and friends to students in the following cohort.