You Choose Your Path

Your path to a college degree should be as unique as you.

At Houghton College, you can customize your education to fit your academic and career goals.

At Houghton, “going to college” means more than your physical presence on the beautiful campus in Western New York. The Houghton Experience allows you to choose the option that fits your life and schedule each semester.

For years, students have chosen from a robust library of courses to create the experience they needed to impact the world. Now, you can choose to complete the courses you need in the format to match your situation.

Take Classes on Campus

Get face-to-face with your professors and classmates in every class through a traditional residential experience.

Augment Your Semester Schedule with Online Courses

Keep a full-time schedule, but allow yourself increased flexibility with the convenience of one or more online courses.

Transition to Online Mid-Semester

If your circumstances require you to return home for the semester, you may complete select courses remotely.

Complete a Semester or More Online

Stay on track for graduation while you balance your family, work, and college education by completing courses from your home.

Get More Info

Complete the form to request more information about Houghton’s flexible learning options. If you are a current student looking to switch to remote learning exclusively next semester, complete the Remote Learning Application.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


Taking courses online offers you the flexibility to complete assignments on your schedule. You receive the benefits of personalized feedback from Houghton’s expert and compassionate faculty as well as the convenience of on-demand online education.

Online Discussions

allow you to engage in scholarly conversations with your professors and classmates throughout the week.

Class Assignments

can be completed according to your schedule each week.

Live Video Sessions

give you face-to-face time to engage with your faculty and classmates.

Houghton’s online courses offer you the same high-quality instruction that students have known since the college was founded in 1883. Students can expect to spend the same amount of time on coursework in an online course as they would in a face-to-face class, but from the convenience of their own home.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Houghton’s standard tuition allows you to take up to 18 credits of remote learning courses in a semester. You will receive a response on your financial aid award, just as you would if taking all courses on the residential campus, within 3 business days of Houghton receiving your FAFSA.

How it Works

New to Houghton

Apply to Houghton College to qualify for remote learning. Upon admittance, you can complete the remote learning enrollment form.

Apply Now
Student holding banner - I've been accepted to Houghton

Starting in the Spring

Enroll in remote learning for your first semester when you login using the same credentials you use for your Admission Status Page (note: this is the same email you used when you applied to Houghton College, not your Houghton College email login).

Enroll in Remote Learning

Returning Students

If you do not plan to return for Spring 2021 and intend to enroll in remote learning, then complete this form. The Registrar’s Office will work with you through the process of course scheduling.

You can add a single course to your schedule or switch a course already on your schedule to the online section by working with your advisor.

To ensure your timely progress to graduation, you should select courses with your advisor.

Get Started

Courses Offered Spring 2021

View a list of available courses for Spring 2021.

To ensure your timely progress to graduation, you should select courses with your advisor.


Find your flexible pathway to earning your degree from Houghton College.

Request More Info

Get more details on the courses that interest you.

Get More Info

Apply Today

Start your path to graduation and complete your application to Houghton.


Speak With Our Team

Contact to connect with an admissions representative.