Application Process

So you’ve decided to apply – and we couldn’t be more excited! Just follow the steps below to submit your application and materials. Applying is easy no matter what kind of student you are.

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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


Hiram operates on a rolling admission basis and reviews applications as they are completed.

Hiram College follows NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice: NACAC’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practices.

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

  • No Application Fee
  • Official high school transcripts


Please send all Admission documents to:

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


Hiram College is proud to offer a test-free 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.

**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.


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.


  • 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
  • Personal interview