International Undergraduate Application Process

Application Form

Deadlines

Academic Documents

First Year

Transfer

Recommendation

English Proficiency

Testing

Submitting Documents

 

Who is International?

Status as an international candidate is determined by country of citizenship, not by place of residence. Apply as an international student if you:

  • live outside the U.S. and are a foreign national who is not a Citizen/LPR of the U.S., or
  • live in the U.S. as a foreign national in a non-immigrant visa classification (i.e., F-1, A-2, J-1, H-4, asylee, etc.), or
  • do not have a U.S. passport or "LPR-green card."

Application Form

Candidates for first-year and transfer admission can apply to Hiram College using the Common Application for Admission. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view/print the Common Application, Application Instructions and associated forms. Adobe Acrobat Reader and the Common Application site are available free of charge. You may open a secure Common Application account, navigate to the application and related forms, save drafts, and return to edit your forms as many times as you wish prior to submission. You may submit the application online or print a copy and send it to Hiram by courier or post. Applicants may apply for Fall (August) and Spring (January) Semesters. No application fee is required.

Hiram College bases admission on your prior academic preparation and performance, not your intended field of study. However, for issuance of the Certificate of Eligibility- Form I-20 and the visa application, you must list one of Hiram College's official majors in the "Academic Interests" section on the first page of the Common Application. If you have multiple interests or are unsure of your intended college major, specify your primary interest from among those you are considering. After you arrive at Hiram, it is possible to change your major and the I-20 can be updated to reflect the change.

If you are unable to apply online or print the application and required forms, please use the Information Request link and specify that you need a paper application. Please specify if you wish to receive it as an email attachment or by post.

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Priority Dates for Application and Scholarship

Applications and documents received after priority dates are processed on a space-available basis.

Fall (August) Semester 

  • January 15: Priority date for application to the Eclectic Scholar Honors Program
  • February 15: Priority application date
  • April 1: Space-available acceptances
  • May 1: $200 Enrollment Deposit due

Spring (January) Semester

  • October 1: Priority application date
  • November 1: $200 Enrollment Deposit due

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Academic Documents

  • Hiram College cannot return materials submitted as a part of the application process.
  • Documents such as transcripts, marks sheets, certificates and diplomas must be original or certified true copies sent directly from the issuing institution. We strongly recommend that candidates send certified true copies of irreplaceable documents. A certified true copy is a photocopy of the original official document to which a school, the Ministry of Education issuing the document, or a U.S. consular official has affixed his/her signature and/or official seal indication that it is an attested, true copy of the original document.
  • Documents not in English must be accompanied by literal translations. One of these must have an original school stamp/seal and signature on it certifying that it is a true copy.
  • If there is a concern regarding school documents, the admission office will contact school officials for clarification.

First-Year

First-year students enter in fall semester only and must be at least 17 years of age at the time of enrollment at Hiram College.

Required Documents

Students who are home schooled should submit the Home School Supplement in place of the secondary school report.

Secondary School Records

Evidence of successful progress toward or completion of secondary school can be documented with diplomas, certificates, and/or results of external or school leaving examinations appropriate to your secondary educational program. These may include, but are not limited to SSC/HSC, CXC, Advanced Subsidiary, A Level, WAEC, and other comparable measures.

If you are in the process of completing your final year and final documents and results are not yet available, Hiram will make the admission decision on the basis of current and predicted grades. The school can report predicted grades on the international supplement to the secondary school report which is available on the Common Application website. Students admitted on the basis of predicted grades will be required to submit original/certified true copies of final credentials after they are issued. If there are questions regarding credentials, please contact the admission office for clarification.

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Transfer

Transfer students may apply for entry in fall or spring semesters.

Required Documents:

  • Transfer Common Application
  • Personal essay (minimum 250 words)
  • Post-secondary/university transcript(s)
  • Secondary school academic records which may include senior secondary marks, examination results, certificates and/or diplomas
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • One college instructor evaluation
  • SAT or ACT score report if the applicant has completed less than 30 semester hours or one year of full-time post-secondary study must submit:

 

Secondary School and Post-Secondary/Institute/University Records:

Transfer applicants who have:

  • attended post-secondary/university studies in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or at other  U.S.- based institutions worldwide, or
  • enrolled in Malaysian ADP programs or Singaporean polytechnics/universities, or
  • attended a non-U.S. based university and do not intend to seek transfer credit for previous post-secondary/university course work,

must arrange for Hiram College to receive original/certified true documents verifying completion of secondary studies and transcripts from all post-secondary institutions where they have been enrolled. Documents must be sent directly to Hiram from the issuing institution.

World Education ServicesApplicants seeking to transfer credit to Hiram College from non-U.S. based universities and post-secondary institutions/institutes must submit all original post-secondary and university credentials directly to World Education Service (WES) for a formal course-by-course evaluation. Applicants who have completed less than one year of full-time post-secondary study must also submit secondary school credentials directly to WES.  When submitting credentials to WES, you must request your evaluation be sent directly to Hiram College.  WES automatically forwards official copies of your academic documents to Hiram along with the evaluation. If using WES evaluation services, please notify Hiram and do not submit post-secondary/university credentials directly to Hiram College.

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Recommendation

Submit a Secondary Teacher or Post-Secondary Instructor recommendation from a faculty member who has taught you in an academic subject during the final two years of your education. If the application is submitted online through the Common Application, the evaluator may submit their form online. If the application is submitted by email or post, the evaluator must submit their form by post directly to the Office of Admission or give them to the candidate for posting in an envelope with the evaluator's signature across the sealed flap.

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English Proficiency

English proficiency can be documented through any one of the following (or comparable credential with the approval of the Office of Admission):

  • TOEFL (paper-500; computer-based-173; or, iBT-61)
  • IELTS band score = 6.5
  • SAT Critical Reading score = 460 or above
  • ACT English score = 22
  • PTE Academic score = 51 or above
  • GCE A-level English = Grade B or above
  • GCSE English = Grade B or above
  • Singapore/Cambridge O-level English = Grade B or above
  • STPM English = Grade B or above
  • ELS Language Center – Successful completion of Level 112
  • Transfer student who has successfully completed of 26 or more transferable credit hours at a two- or four year
  • post-secondary institution in the U.S. and has completed the full freshman English requirement at that school with a grade of C or better.
  • Transfer student who has successfully completed 60 or more transferable semester credits at a two-or four-year post-secondary institution in the U.S.

Applicants with scores in ranges listed below may be offered admission with placement in appropriate English classes:

  • TOEF (Paper-based = 500-549; Computer-based = 173-213; or, iBT= 61-79)
  • IELTS = 5.5 – 6.4
  • PTE = 51-59

Score reports must be sent directly to Hiram from the testing agency.  Information regarding registration, test content, and ordering score reports is available at:

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Testing

The SAT or ACT Reasoning Test may be required.  An applicant who meets one of the following criteria is not required to submit SAT or ACT results:

  • resides in a country where SAT and ACT are not administered
  • has completed one year or more of full-time university-level study
  • holds one of the following (or a comparable credential as determined by the admission office):
    • STPM/Malaysia Higher School Certificate
    • Singapore/Cambridge GCE Advanced Level (3 subjects)
    • Cambridge/Edexcel A Level (3 subjects and general paper)

All other applicants are required to submit an SAT or ACT score report unless otherwise notified after the application for admission is received.

SAT II examinations are not required.

Score reports must be sent directly to Hiram from the testing agency. When registering for an examination, submit Hiram's institutional code number.  Information regarding registration, test content, and ordering score reports is available at:

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Submitting Documents

The following address can be used for international first-class postage or courier:

Attn:  Frank Bowman,
Director of International Admission
Hiram College – Teachout-Price Hall
6832 Hinsdale Street-PO Box 96
Hiram, OH 44234
U.S.A.

Phone:  (CC:1) 330-569-5175
Fax: (CC:1) 330-569-5944

For questions or concerns, you may contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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