Online Undergraduate Admission

Apply to one of Houghton’s Online Undergraduate programs and receive your degree in a format that fits your schedule and lifestyle through a regionally accredited and nationally-recognized liberal arts education.

When do I need to complete all the steps of the application process?

Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline FAFSA Deadline Registration Deadline
January 19, 2021 January 8, 2021 January 12, 2021 January 12, 2021 January 15, 2021
March 15, 2021 March 5, 2021 March 8, 2021 March 8, 2021 March 12, 2021

Am I eligible for admission?

You can get started right away with:

If you have 62 credits to be transferred from an accredited college or college level testing program, you can enter into these programs:

*If you have yet to receive 62 college credits you can enroll and then switch to your desired major upon completion of 62 credit hours.

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What transfer credit does Houghton accept?

  • Previous college coursework
  • Experiential learning credit
  • DSST Exams

How can I check my eligibility?

  • You can fill out this credit evaluation form to submit your transcript(s) and an advisor will review your credit evaluation with you.
  • If you have specific questions regarding requirements, email

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How to Apply


Choose a start date

  • January 19, 2021
  • March 15, 2021

Start the free application

Submit any required materials:

Degree-seeking students only:

  • Official college transcripts are required from all institutions attended. Official high school transcripts are required for admission of students who have not attended college, and for any student upon enrollment.
  • Statement of Faith


Complete your FAFSA

Go to the FAFSA website and find Houghton College or enter our FAFSA code (002734) to ensure Houghton receives your FAFSA at least one (1) week prior to your start date.

FAFSA website


Update and submit your resume with any applicable certifications, trainings, and work experience. This will be used in the credit audit process.

Returning Students

If you attended Houghton in the past and are seeking to return, please submit the online request to return form:

This includes Houghton Online, Houghton Adult Education, Houghton PACE, or if you attended a different Houghton campus in the past and are seeking to switch to a fully online program.

Reapplying Students

If you applied to Houghton Online in the past but have never attended or taken Houghton courses, please submit the online reapplication form:

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