Hiram College operates on the Rolling Admission Plan and adheres to the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s Statement of Principles of Good Practice. International students for the fall intake apply for admission, notify the institution of their intent to accept their offer of admission, and pay their commitment deposits by the May 1 preceding their August enrollment. Hiram will offer admission to qualified students as their credentials arrive until we project that we will reach capacity.
Hiram is committed to international education and values the cultural, ethnic, and geographic diversity of its student body. Application and credential review is holistic and there is no single set of fixed criteria that determines admissibility to Hiram. Each admission application and its supporting credentials are carefully read and given individual consideration. Hiram College reserves the right to make the final determination of a student’s admissibility to the College.
International students entering the Traditional College at Hiram are required to submit the following credentials in order to be considered for admission:
- Completed First Year or Transfer application form. Hiram accepts both hard copy and on-line applications, although on-line applications are preferred. As of the publication of this catalog, Hiram is a participating member with The Common Application consortium which provides online forms free of charge.
- Successful completion of a challenging secondary school college preparatory curriculum with grades/marks generally reflecting above average to superior academic attainment. Attainment is evidenced through original or certified true copies of academic records, certificates and results of school leaving external state or national examinations sent by the ministry of education or registrar of the institutions for all secondary schools, institutes, colleges and universities attended. Translations are not accepted without a copy of the original; Students with one year or more of post-secondary study in the United States may be exempt from this requirement.
- Writing sample
- For applicants whose first language is not English, documentation of English proficiency is required. Applicants may submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language-TOEFL (minimum score of Paper-550; iBT-79), or the International English Language Testing System-IELTS (minimum 6.0). Additional options for documenting proficiency are listed in the international admission guidelines on the College website;
- First year applicants may be required to submit SAT or ACT scores that correlate to, or exceed, the level of academic achievement in secondary studies. Check with The Office of Admission for up-to-date information as to which portions of the test are required. At the time of registration, list Hiram College as a score recipient. Hiram’s SAT code number is 1297; the ACT code number is 3280. Transfer applicants with one year or more of full-time post-secondary study will not be asked to submit results from these exams.
Applicants who wish to transfer credits from prior post-secondary work to Hiram College must contact the World Education Services (WES) at http://www.wes.org/ to request a formal course-by course evaluation of their credentials.
International students must be prepared to meet the total cost of education at Hiram (please refer to the fees and charges section of the catalog). The College awards a limited number of partial-tuition, merit-based scholarships to international first-year and transfer applicants with outstanding academic credentials, but offers no need-based financial aid.
International students should contact the Office of Admission or review the College website to obtain up-to-date application and scholarship information:
Director of International Admission
6832 Hinsdale St.-P.O. Box 96
Hiram, Ohio 44234