MKS, TCKS and Internationals

MKS, TCKS and Internationals

Houghton has a lot to offer you as an MK, TCK or international student!

We have years of experience in working with MKs, TCKs, and international students.


of students are non-U.S. citizens


of students are U.S. citizens who have grown up outside the United States

How do I Apply to Houghton?

Citizens of countries other than the United States and Canada have some special application instructions.


Complete an Application for Admission

Ask your enrollment advisor about getting your $40.00 non-refundable application fee waived!
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Submit an Official High School Transcript

(If you are a international transfer student, you are also required to submit all college transcripts)
Download Transcript Request Form

Submit a Letter of Recommendation

Download Recommendation Form

Submit a Financial Affidavit

Download the Affidavit Form

Test Scores

One of the following official test scores must be submitted

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

  • Paper-based score: 550+
  • Computer-based score: 213+
  • Internet-based score: 80+

IELTS (International English language testing system)

  • Overall band score of 6.5+


  • Combined reading and math score of 1000+
  • *Houghton’s SAT code is 2299


  • Composite score of 20+
  • *Houghton’s ACT code is 2766

International Transfers: 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.

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Transitioning to life at Houghton for International Students

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Interconnect, the International Connection Program, is specifically designed to help international and third culture students successfully navigate the transition from life overseas to life at Houghton.

Learn about Interconnect