How many credits do I need to be considered a … ?

  • Full time student: at least 12 credits per semester
  • Sophomore: 28 cumulative credits
  • Junior: 60 cumulative credits
  • Senior: 90 cumulative credits

What are Houghton’s residency requirements?

  • A student must complete at least 30 hours, one-half of the major and 18 of the last 24 credit hours at Houghton (except those under the senior-in-absentia privilege or those with special permission whose major or minor requires them to be off campus). Other cases require a petition.

What are the procedures for taking an Independent Study?

What do I do if I forget who my advisor is?

  • Log in to the Student Self-Service
  • Click on the “View Schedule” link under “Students” on main SSS page.
  • Be sure the current semester is selected and click “submit”
  • Your advisor is listed under credit information with your curriculum, status as part/full time, and class level

What do I do if I want to take non-Houghton courses over the summer?

  • To receive prior approval for a non-Houghton course to transfer, please use the Non-Houghton Course Prior Approval Form found on the Forms for Students page.
  • Remember:
    • Credits will only be transferred in for courses in which the student receives a C- or above.
    • When the course is completed and grades are posted, the student needs to request an official transcript be sent to the Registrar’s Office.
    • Eighteen of a student’s last 24 credit hours must be completed at Houghton College in order to graduate.