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 TOEFL 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:

Frequently Asked Questions

Austen Kewin

Intercultural Admission Counselor

Meet Austen

Hometown: Souderton, PA

Major, Grad Year: Christian Formation, Music (2015); Music Master’s (2017)

Favorite Thing About Houghton: Beautiful outdoor scenery, especially in the fall.

Tip for Prospective Students and Families: Consider what you’ll gain from a college beyond the classroom; some of the most profound learning experiences don’t appear on a transcript.

Why I Work @ Houghton: Supportive community where I can be seen as a whole person, no matter what I’m doing.