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Early College/Dual Enrollment

Jumpstart Your College Education

High school juniors and seniors seeking to earn college credit while in high school and expand their educational horizons are invited to enroll in Houghton’s courses. This can include dual enrollment, taking your course at your high school, and dual credit courses. You will receive the same high-quality instruction from the expert faculty for which Houghton has received national recognition as you complete courses fully online.

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Early College at Houghton may help you:

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Get A Head Start at Houghton

College Jumpstart

Start taking Early College or Dual Enrollment courses during your junior and senior year of high school that will count towards your bachelor’s or associate degree.

First Year Finished

Earn 30 credits or more during your junior and senior year of high school, fulfilling at least one full year of college.

  • Finish a Houghton bachelor’s degree in as few as three years after high school graduation.1
  • Save as much as $36,621 (based on the national average of college tuition,2 minus your Houghton Early College costs).

I enrolled in Houghton’s early college program because I wanted to experiment and see what college classes were like. Houghton is very personal and felt like they really cared about me. Their courses are extremely affordable and fit my busy schedule.

Carolyn Powers, Homeschooled Student and Early College Student
Read more about Carolyn's Early College Experience

How It Works

Choose Your Course

Select your preferred course from the list of available courses.

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Complete the brief course registration form. Indicate dual enrollment, take your course through your high school, or early college, take your course online or on Houghton’s campus.

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Earn College Credit

Successfully complete your chosen course to receive college credit.

Credit Transferability

Available Courses

The majority of our courses, unless specified, are offered asynchronously. This means that the courses will be delivered through video content, readings, and online discussions at your convenience. This enhances your learning experience by allowing you to engage with the course when and where you choose.

All courses are 3 credits unless indicated otherwise.

Synchronous      Prerequisite required    On-Campus; Semester Based

Starting July 8

Registration Deadline: June 28
Register for July Courses

Starting September 2

Registration Deadline: August 23
Register for September Courses


per credit hour
2023-24 Academic Year

Cost of your course includes:

  • Expert instruction from Houghton’s renowned faculty.
  • Access to classroom resources, including the Willard J. Houghton Library and online learning platform.
    Houghton Library has enormous online collections—some 60,000 full text journals and some 800,000 ebooks.
  • Wifi access while on campus (Houghton, NY or Buffalo, NY)
  • Local Support and Study Groups (Houghton, NY or Buffalo NY)
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Expert College Professors

Houghton professors are dedicated, experienced educators who integrate their Christian faith with outstanding scholarship and who are experts in their fields.

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Transferable Credit

As an accredited college, Houghton courses transfer to many public and private colleges and universities around the world. While transfer credit policies vary widely, many institutions will transfer credit if you earn a B or above.

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