Hiram College

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.

 In addition to the application above, the following is also required:

  • College transcripts (Must send transcripts from every college or university attended)

Although not required, we appreciate the following:

  • Official high school transcript (Required for applicants with fewer than 12 transferable hours)

Hiram College also accepts the Common Application for admission. Your information is only shared with Hiram if we are the only school you list.

Submitting Documents

Please send all Admission documents to:

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

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Hiram awards scholarships to transfer students on the basis of cumulative GPA at the collegiate level. Eligible students may receive transfer merit scholarships renewable for up to four 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.

Transfer Student Resources

Even before admission, you can view equivalencies already in place through the Transfer Evaluation System, or you can visit Transferology which contains information about if/how courses will transfer to Hiram College. Hiram College will also evaluate transcripts from any institution(s) you attended. You will be notified in writing about how your previous courses apply to your Hiram degree.


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.