Welcome to Houghton
We're so glad you've chosen Houghton as the place to accelerate your God-given potential. Below is a list of steps and a timeline for when you can expect to hear from Houghton at key milestones.
We look forward to walking alongside you as you...
- Pick your housing preference and courses
- Prepare important documents and information
- Pay your bill to secure your financial plan for the year
- Pack to arrive on campus for orientation
Confirm your enrollment
Return confirmation of enrollment form and submit your enrollment deposit of $300 (response requested within four weeks of receiving your financial aid package)Confirm your Enrollment
Submit Enrollment Profile & Housing Preference
Submit your Enrollment Profile & Housing Preference form to indicate if you would like to request campus housing, plan to commute, or plan to pursue Houghton at Home.Submit Enrollment Profile & Housing Preference
Track your progress
Log in to your status page to track your enrollment checklist progressTrack Your Progress
Access your Houghton email account
Access your new student email account and check it regularly to receive notifications from Houghton CollegeEmail setup
Select your first semester courses
Once you have declared your course preferences, our Registrar’s Office will put together a course schedule for you based on your stated preferencesSelect Courses
Take action on health insurance
Review health insurance information and opt out of health insurance (if applicable) towards the end of June or soon as you receive your fall course schedule.Opt Out of HC Health Insurance
Submit your health forms
- Fall Semester Deadline: August 1 - Spring Semester Deadline: December 31Access health forms
Submit final high school and/or college transcripts
- Fall Semester Deadline: August 1 - Spring Semester Deadline: December 31Submit Transcript
Review financial aid checklist and billing information
Review our process for financial validation and prepare your financial aid strategy. Your bill for the fall semester will be due in early August.Financial Aid Information
Manage your technology needs
Review our technology requirements to see our suggestions and recommendations.Technology Information
Key milestones and when you can expect to hear from Houghton about different steps in the enrollment process.
May 1 (or soon after acceptance) - Confirm Enrollment
Confirm your enrollment and submit your enrollment deposit - before May 1 or soon after acceptance!
May 1 - Course Schedule
Students who confirmed enrollment by priority deadlines receive course schedules before or soon after May 1. All others on a rolling basis as you submit your Course Preference Form.
June 1 - Receive Notification of Housing Selection
If you have submitted your Housing Preference form (see above), you'll be notified your housing selection and roommate assignment.
Early July - Receive your Fall Bill
You will receive your Fall bill in early July - pay it by the deadline in early August so you can focus your attention on planning to arrive in Houghton!
August 25 - New Student Arrival and Move-In
If you are an international student or student athlete, connect with your enrollment advisor and/or coach for additional information.
Residence Life and Housing
Find out more about residence life.
Get information about registering for courses, general education and major requirements and important dates.
Student Health Services
Review health insurance information and opt out of health insurance (if applicable.)
Highlander Wilderness Adventure
Have an adventure of a lifetime by participating in one of Houghton's signature programs.