Application Documents

For fall 2014, spring 2015 and fall 2015.

Application

Fill out this form to apply for undergraduate admission to Houghton College.

For admission to Houghton's Adult Education program visit the Adult Education website.

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Recommendation

As part of the application process, we ask that you submit a recommendation or letter of reference from a non-related adult about your character and personal qualities. Download this form for more details.

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Transcript Request

Use this form to request that your high school or college transcripts be sent to Houghton College.

Homeschooled students should consult this page for information on preparing transcripts.

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Application Documents for the
Greatbatch School of Music

If you are applying to the Greatbatch School of Music, please submit the appropriate application, in addition to the general application to Houghton College.

Community Covenant

As part of your application to Houghton College, you will be asked to abide by a Community Covenant regarding behavior and conduct while at Houghton.

View the Community Covenant »


Personal Statement

All first-year applicants are required to submit a personal statement along with the application for admission. Transfer applicants are not required to submit a personal statement but are strongly encouraged to do so. Below is the prompt for the personal statement that is found on our application for admission.

Houghton's Mission Statement: Houghton College provides an academically challenging, Christ-centered education in the liberal arts and sciences to students from diverse traditions and economic backgrounds and equips them to lead and labor as scholar-servants in a changing world.

Why do you desire to be a part of a community that integrates academic excellence and Christian faith?

Thoughtfully reflect on this question and respond in approximately 400-500 words (roughly one page). A well-written personal statement will include relevant life experiences that have shaped you (e.g., books you have read, people who have had an influence on you, challenges you have overcome, etc.) and address how you hope to contribute to and benefit from the Christ-centered educational environment described in our mission statement above.

Other Application Documents

Undergraduate Re-Application

 The re-application is for students who have previously applied to or attended Houghton.

Special Student Applications

The special student applications are for high school students wishing to take class work through Houghton and/or for others wishing to enroll in courses (audit or for credit) individually or part-time.

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