MKs, TCKs and Internationals

Houghton has a lot to offer you as an MK, TCK or international student!

Approximately 5 percent of our students are non-U.S. citizens. An additional 5 percent of our students are U.S. citizens who have grown up outside the United States.

We have years of experience in working with MKs, TCKs, and international students.

How do I Apply to Houghton?

Citizens of countries other than the United States and Canada have some special application instructions.

  • A completed application for admission (apply online or print the application)
  • An official high school transcript (If you are a international transfer student, you are also required to submit all college transcripts)
  • A completed recommendation letter
  • A completed financial affidavit
  • A $40.00 non-refundable application fee (ask your counselor about getting this fee waived!)
  • Test Scores
    • One of the following official test scores must be submitted:
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
      • Paper-based score: 550+
      • Computer-based score: 213+
      • Internet-based score: 80+
    • IELTS (International English language testing system)
      • Overall band score of 6.5+
    • SAT
      • Combined reading and math score of 1000+
      • *Houghton’s SAT code is 2299
    • ACT
      • Composite score of 20+
      • *Houghton’s ACT code is 2766

International Transfers: If you would like to have credits transferred from a University or College outside the United States and Canada, please have your transcripts evaluated and sent to admissions. We recommend the following companies:


Transitioning to life at Houghton for International Students

Interconnect, the International Connection Program, is specifically designed to help international and third culture students successfully navigate the transition from life overseas to life at Houghton.

Learn more about Interconnect

Frequently Asked Questions

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Intercultural Admission Counselor

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