With the recent announcement that Notre Dame College will permanently close following its 2024 academic year, Hiram College has partnered with the institution by signing a teach-out agreement to help current undergraduate students at Notre Dame matriculate to Hiram through an expedited and seamless transfer process.  

As part of the agreement, all Notre Dame students will be guaranteed admission to Hiram College with no application fee. Additionally, Hiram will provide 100% transfer of all credits granted or accepted as transfer by Notre Dame towards an equal or comparable degree program, and the net cost to complete courses and other requirements to graduate will cost the same or less than what the student would pay at Notre Dame. Hiram will also assist students continuing in an equal or comparable program to create a pathway to graduation that is within the same timeframe as was possible at Notre Dame. 

“We are saddened by the news of Notre Dame’s closure and want to offer support to their students as they navigate their next steps,” said Rob Bohrer, Ph.D., interim president of Hiram College. We have closely looked at their core curriculum and believe that many of their academic offerings are a close match to those offered here at Hiram. Additionally, this partnership gives students the opportunity to directly transfer to a small liberal arts college, where they will be immersed in a similar atmosphere to Notre Dame with small class sizes, hands-on learning, individualized academic support, the opportunity to get involved in athletics, clubs and organizations, and more.”  

For students interested in transferring to Hiram, a dedicated admission and financial aid counselor will be available to support them through the process. The College will also provide access to academic advisors, faculty, athletic coaches, and other support areas to ensure that students are prepared and informed ahead of the transition.  

Information and contacts for students interested in transferring from Notre Dame to Hiram can be found here: www.hiram.edu/notre-dame-to-hiram

By: Jenelle Sanders