Hiram welcomes applications from qualified students who wish to transfer from other colleges and universities.
Note: Students who participate in Ohio’s College Credit Plus or similar programs in other states where high school students enroll in college courses for credit prior to obtaining a high school diploma should apply to Hiram College as First-Year students and not as transfer students.
Hiram College’s residency requirements state that a student must earn a minimum of 45 semester hours of credit at Hiram to obtain a Hiram College degree. Therefore, students transferring to Hiram’s Traditional College should expect to spend three semesters in residence to receive their degrees.
Hiram College’s transfer equivalency policy states that courses in which students have earned grades of C or better, and which correspond to courses offered at Hiram, are generally accepted for transfer of credit. Transfer credit hours are not included in the student’s Hiram grade-point average.
Transfer students entering the Traditional College at Hiram are required to submit the following credentials in order to be considered for admission:
- An Application for Admission – 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.
- Official Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended and/or enrolled.
Transfer students who have successfully completed less than 12 semester hours of college or university coursework at a regionally accredited institution are also required to supply:
- Results from either the ACT or SAT if the student is under 24 years old at the time of admission. Check with The Office of Admission for up-to-date information about which portions of the test are required.
- Official secondary school transcripts.
Important supporting credentials for transfer students entering the Traditional College at Hiram include:
- An essay on a topic included in the application materials.
- A recommendation from a college instructor.
Students may transfer into Hiram for either the fall or spring semesters. Applicants should submit a transfer application to the Office of Admission no later than August 1st for Fall semester enrollment and December 1st for Spring semester. Transfer student admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. Generally, transfer students need to be in good academic standing with their current or most recent college and eligible to re-enroll, and show a level of academic achievement that suggests success at Hiram College. Hiram College reserves the right to make the final determination of a student’s admissibility to the College. All offers of admission are conditional upon the receipt of all final transcripts and any other conditions specified at the time of admission. Hiram College reserves the right to revoke offers of admission to students who do not successfully complete their final semester(s) of enrollment following the offer of admission or whose level of academic achievement varies significantly from their record at the time of the offer of admission.
Students who have been admitted to the College are required to pay a non-refundable financial deposit and submit written intent of their desire to accept their offers of admission by deadlines given to them at the time of the offer of admission. Failure to do so may result in the revocation of the offer of admission without notice.
Transfer students should contact the Office of Admission, located in Teachout Price Hall, at 800.362.5280 or visit us at http://www.hiram.edu/admission for information about visiting Hiram College and obtaining up-to-date application information.