Hiram College is a member of two consortia through which undergraduate students may register for classes.
Hiram College now offers a selection of online courses through Acadeum, a consortium of similar accredited colleges and universities that share online course offerings. Students may enroll in courses not offered at Hiram to supplement a degree, repeat a course that requires a passing grade, increase a grade point average to remain enrolled at Hiram, or get ahead by taking a prerequisite for a future course. All courses will appear on the student’s transcript and may count towards their Hiram College degree. Students interested in taking a course through Acadeum should contact one of the associate deans in academic affairs who will advise students on how to register. For all courses offered through Acadeum, there is a $600 course fee to be paid to the consortial college or university. Financial aid can be applied in many cases.
Lower Cost Learning Models (LCMC)
Hiram’s participation in LCMC allows the College to offer degree programs through other accredited colleges and universities similar to Hiram. Currently Hiram offers majors in digital marketing and supply chain management through its collaboration with LCMC. Students will find descriptions of those majors within the body of the catalog. Students pay their tuition to Hiram College and, if successful in the course, will receive academic credit through Hiram. Students will be notified by LCMC what books and materials they need to purchase. There is no impact on financial aid because these courses are passing through Hiram’s office of financial aid and the registrar’s office. The LCMC courses are online mainly in asynchronous modality and, in some cases, with the option to take a 90-minute class weekly in synchronous format. Students should note that the LCMC courses are 15 weeks and that the learning management system is different, using Sakai. Students interested in the digital marketing or supply chain management should contact faculty in marketing and business management or come to the Dean’s Office on third floor Hinsdale.