All traditional students must declare their major by March 1st of their Sophomore year, or before earning 56 hours and becoming juniors. Students transferring in with sophomore, junior or senior standing must declare a major prior to registration for their third semester at Hiram College. If a student is not declared in time for priority registration the student will be blocked from registration.

Advising is a key component of major declaration and Hiram Connect major declaration requirements. Therefore, after discussing their interest in a particular major with a faculty member of the department, traditional students can officially declare their major in the following manner:

  1. Obtain the Declaration of Major/Minor/Advisor form from the Registrar's website.
  2. Obtain the signature of the Program Director on the form and, if required the signature of the new advisor.  The Connect major declaration essay should be completed as part of this process.
  3. Submit the form with all signatures to the Registrar's Office for Processing.  The Connect Essay is not submitted to the Registrar's Office.