Application Instructions and Documents

Application Instructions and Documents

In order to have your application for admission reviewed by the Admission Committee, you must submit all required documentation. Select the relevant option below to review your application requirements.

First-Year StudentsTransfer StudentsInternational Students

First-Year Students

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Online Application

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Personal Statement

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High School Transcript

Download Transcript Request Form
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Test Scores

Houghton College is test optional. If you wish to submit test scores, then:
Testing Policy

If you have completed courses through a college or university, please send official college transcripts sent to Houghton.

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Transfer Students

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Online Application

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Personal Statement

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High School Transcript

If you are a transfer student and have already earned a college degree (BA, BS, AA, AS) you are not required to submit a high school transcript. All other transfers are required to send an official high school transcript.
Download Transcript Request Form
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Test Scores

Houghton College is test optional. If you wish to submit test scores, then:
Testing Policy
Review A Vision of Our Common Life

International Students

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Online Application

Apply Now
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Personal Statement

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High School Transcript

Students that have attended high school outside of the United States and Canada must have your high school transcript(s) evaluated through one of these organizations: WES (World Education Services): https://www.wes.org/ InCred (International Credential Evaluations: https://www.incredevals.org/
Download Transcript Request Form
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Test Scores

  • TOEFL/ILETS (required for non-English speaking students and may be required for students whose first language is not English)
  • SAT-I/ACT (Optional.)
Testing Policy
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College Transcripts

If you would like to have credits transferred from a University or College outside the United States and Canada, please have your transcripts evaluated and sent to admissions. We recommend the following companies:
How to Apply to Houghton as an International StudentReview A Vision of Our Common Life

Music Majors

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Online Application

As part of your Houghton application, there are a few music-related questions for potential music majors.
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Teacher Recommendation

Applicants to the Greatbatch School of Music must submit a teacher recommendation.
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Returning Students

Have you previously enrolled as a full-time on-campus student, completed 1 or more semesters on campus, and are looking to return to Houghton? If so, please fill out our Request to Return form.

Complete the Request to Return

Re-Applying Students

Have you previously been admitted to Houghton but decided not to enroll at that time? To re-apply, complete our re-application form and send us any new transcripts from colleges you’ve attended since last applying.

Re-Apply to Houghton

Part-Time Students

If you wish to apply as a part-time student or to take a Mayterm or Summer course, you must fill out our Guest Student Application.

Complete the Guest Student Application

A Vision of Our Common Life

As part of your application to Houghton College, you will be asked to abide by A Vision of Our Common Life regarding behavior and conduct while at Houghton.

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