Hiram College



Admission Application Process

Have you discovered that Hiram is the place for you? We offer a variety of ways to apply ... select the application that best suits you! Hiram operates on a rolling admission basis and reviews applications as they are completed, so be sure to get yours in right away!

A holistic review of applicants will take place under the following priority dates:

October 1st – Rolling
December 1st – Rolling
February 1st – Rolling
April 1st – Rolling
June 1st – Rolling


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


In addition to the application above, the following are also required
No 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)

Submitting Documents

Please send all Admission documents to:

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

**Test-Optional Admission Policy

Hiram College is proud to offer a test-optional admission policy.

What does that mean?
Hiram College recognizes that standardized testing isn’t always an accurate measurement of a student’s academic abilities. Respectively, Hiram is committed to looking at the whole person.

While students are encouraged to take the ACT or SAT and to submit their test scores as a part of their application, those with a 2.8 or higher GPA (those below a 2.8 need test scores) and a strong college preparatory curriculum history may waive this requirement. Exceptions include nursing students and teacher licensure students. For these students, ACT or SAT scores are required for eligibility consideration. Partnership programs such as the BA to MD (Northeast Ohio Medical University) and the BA to DDM (Dental Medicine with CWRU) require ACT scores for admission.

Study findings show that the most accurate predictor of future success is your daily classroom performance — your high school transcript — not your results on one standardized test.

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 FAFSA after Oct. 1 of their senior year of high school. Please add Hiram College to your FAFSA by using school code 003049. 

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


One of the best ways to stay in touch with Hiram College is to send us the results of how you did on your ACT or SAT test. Remember, while Hiram College requires results from either test, we do not have a preference for either test and we do not require the ACT writing section. You may send us your scores in a few different ways.

When you sign up for either the ACT or SAT, list Hiram as one of the school you want to have your scores sent to by the testing agency. These school codes are listed in the registration materials, but

Hiram’s ACT School Code number is 3280 Hiram’s SAT College Board Code is 129


If you didn’t list Hiram as one of your schools when you signed up for the test, you may still have your scores sent by adding us online.

+ Have your ACT scores sent to Hiram

+ Have your SAT scores sent to Hiram