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.
1) PICK...your housing preference and schedule
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
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
2) PREPARE...your finances and health forms
Access your Houghton email account
Access your new student email account and check it regularly to receive notifications from Houghton CollegeEmail setup
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).Complete Your FAFSA
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 31 (also - review Houghton's fall 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 31Submit Transcript
3) PAY...your bill
Hard deadline: August 6
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
4) PACK...your vehicle
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!
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
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!
Wednesday, 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.
Monday, August 30 - First Day of Classes
Highlander Wilderness Adventure
Have an adventure of a lifetime by participating in one of Houghton's signature programs.
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.)