Hiram College

Declare early

Students must declare intent to pursue the dual degree program as early as possible. This is necessary to ensure all degree requirements are met during the three years the student spends at Hiram College.


Contact: Engineering Dual Degree Liaison


Associate Professor of Physics
Dual Degree Engineering Liaison



Students should meet with the engineering program advisor to declare intent before classes begin freshman year, and once a semester after that while planning each term’s course schedule:

The initial meeting may take place when a freshman arrives for Institute Week or during the summer. Incoming students should email the program advisor to set up the meeting.

Failure to meet with the engineering program advisor and adhere to a strict three-year schedule may delay or prevent matriculation into partner institutions.

Academic and Disciplinary Standing

All pre-engineering students gain admission into Case Western Reserve University and/or Washington University, provided they are in good academic and judicial standing and meet the required academic standards.

Case Western Reserve University

  • maintain a 3.0 GPA overall and a 3.0 GPA in math and science courses

James McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University

  • maintain a 3.25 GPA overall and a 3.25 GPA in math and science courses
  • any course with less than a C- will not be accepted for transfer

Credit Transfers

Contact: Registrar’s Office
P.O. Box 67, Hiram, OH 44234

Pre-engineering students are responsible for scheduling meetings with the Registrar’s Office during their final semester at Hiram, to ensure credits are ready for transfer, and during their second year at the partner institution (fifth year overall), to apply for graduation from Hiram College.

Financial Aid

During the student’s two years at Case Western Reserve University or Washington University, students are fully enrolled in that institution. Hiram College financial aid packages do not carry over, so students must apply for financial aid through the engineering university.

Below: On the bottom left, Hiram student Nicola Pedretti is pictured with fellow engineering students at Washington University. He graduated with degrees from both Hiram College and Washington University.