Applying as a First-Year Student
Admission Application Process
Hiram College operates using the rolling admission plan. This means that prospective students may continuously apply for admission and that Hiram College will admit qualified students on a space-available basis.
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First-year applicants can apply in one of two ways:
|Application (first-time users must register)||Common Application, including essay*|
|Essay||Hiram College Supplemental Form|
|Teacher Recommendation (who has taught you in a college preparatory course)|
|Secondary School Report (completed by guidance counselor)|
|Official high school transcripts|
|Official SAT or ACT scores|
|Personal interview (recommended)|
|College coursework transcripts (for PSEO applicants)|
* An important note about completing the Common Application for Hiram College:
The Common Application requires that you complete your essay before you are able to submit your completed application for admission. If you would like to send the essay at a later date or send a writing sample of a paper you have already written for a class instead of an essay, please use your online copy and paste function to place the following statement into the Common Application essay section:
"I am electing to send the essay separately later or please use the following essay / paper for class that follows this message as my college essay. Thank you."
You may then either mail your hard copy essay or class paper separately or copy and paste your paper into the Common Application essay section.
While Hiram College uses the Common Application for admission, the only place your information is shared is with Hiram College if we are the only school you list.
All applications are reviewed on a need-blind basis, which means admission decisions are based solely on a student's academic and extra-curricular merits, not on his or her family's financial circumstances.
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 their FAFSA by February 15th of their senior year of high school.
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