New Students

Welcome to Houghton!

We're so glad you've chosen Houghton as the place to accelerate your God-given potential. There are a few important tasks to check off before you are ready. Please take a moment to review the following checklist. Each of these items are to be completed prior to your arrival to campus.

Download the New Student ChecklistTrack Your Progress

Did you confirm your enrollment?

Return your 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 & Deposit

- New Student Checklist -

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Housing Preference and Schedule

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

Submit Your Course Preferences

Once you have submitted your course preferences, a member of the Faculty Advising Team will put together a course schedule and email it to you. If you have any questions, please reply to the email.

Select Courses
Once you submit your Course Preference Form, watch for an email that contains your schedule. If you have questions, contact your advisor or the Registrar.

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Finances and Health Forms

Access Your Houghton Email Account

You will receive instructions by email on how to access your email 1-2 days after depositing. Once you have access to your new student email account, check it regularly to receive notifications from Houghton University.

Apply for Federal Aid

If you are a U.S. citizen, complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and be sure to list Houghton' school code (002734). If you are a NY State Resident submit a TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) Application. Directions are provided at the end of the FAFSA application.

Complete Your FAFSA

Take Action on Health Insurance

Review health insurance information and opt out of health insurance (if applicable) as soon as you receive your first semester course schedule.

Opt Out of Houghton Health Insurance

Submit Your Health Forms

Fall Semester - Deadline: August 1
Spring Semester - Deadline: December 31

Review Houghton's COVID-19 plans if you haven't done so already.

Access Health Forms

Submit Final High School and/or College Transcripts

Fall Semester - Deadline: August 1
Spring Semester - Deadline: December 31
Submit Transcript

Submit Scholarship Information (if applicable)

Fall Semester - Deadline: June 15
Spring Semester - Deadline: November 14

Submit this information to Student Financial Services.

Call: 585.567.9328
Email: SFSO@houghton.edu

Submit Your Photo

Submit a photo for your student ID. You must log in using your Houghton email and password.

Submit my photo

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Financial Aid & Billing

Review Financial Aid Checklist and Billing Information

Fall Semester - Deadline: August 8, 2022
Spring Semester - Deadline: December 12, 2022

Review our process for financial validation and prepare your financial aid strategy.

Financial Aid Information

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Sure. It will all fit! Get all your stuff together and head to the campus. We can’t wait to see you! Don’t forget to print a copy of that “You’re all set!” email. You’re also welcome to pull it up on your phone. Either way, we’ll need to see it. Once everything is complete, you’ll receive your own purple Houghton hammock!

Manage Your Technology Needs

Review our technology requirements to see our suggestions and recommendations.

Technology Information

What to Bring to Houghton

Remember to bring the essentials, but also check this list for the items you might want to discuss with your roommate or bring for fun!

Houghton's Recommended Packing List

Mark Your Calendars

Save the dates for orientation, move-in day, and your first day of classes! These are the key milestones when you can expect to hear from Houghton.

December 12

Receive and Pay Your Spring Bill
Pay your bill by the deadline so you can focus your attention on planning to arrive in Houghton!

January 8

Move-In
If you are an international student or student athlete, connect with your enrollment advisor and/or coach for additional information.

January 9

First Day of Classes
Your Houghton adventure begins!