Applying to Houghton

Where will your Houghton application take you?

Houghton students and alumni are learning, serving and making a difference near and far in places like Rwanda, New Zealand, Boston and Western New York.  And it all started with an application to Houghton College!  Watch their stories and catch a glimpse of where a Houghton application can take you.

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Ready to start your application?  The first 200 students submit an application by December 4 using the fee waiver code MyHoughtonApp can apply for free.

Where will your Houghton application take you?  Apply today and find out!

How to apply

You can apply to Houghton online or on paper.  The choice is yours!

Complete your entire application online. Save your application in progress and finish at your leisure.

Download and print copies of the application documents.

Call (800-777-2556) to request a paper copy of the application, or use the application request form.

Please contact the Admission Office with any questions. We look forward to receiving your application soon!

When to Apply

Note: all admission deadlines are non-binding.

Fall 2016
Date Deadline Type Notes

December 4, 2015

Early Action II*

Honors and Top Scholarship Priority (receive admission decision by January 1); First 200 applicants to use the fee-waiver code MyHoughtonApp by December 4, 2015, will have the $40.00 application fee waived.

*Early Action deadlines are non-binding. All applications completed by these dates will receive priority notification of an admission decision.

January 15, 2016

Regular Decision

receive admission decision by March 1, 2016

March 1, 2016

Rolling Admission

Spring 2016
Date Deadline Type Notes

October 2, 2015

Rolling Admission

Required documents

Have questions about what application documents are required for admission?  Take a look at our list here.

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Office of Admission
Houghton College
1 Willard Ave
PO Box 128
Houghton, NY 14744-0128

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