Easily find your place
Most transfer students say that the small classes, close-knit campus, and Christ-centered atmosphere helped them make a smooth transition to Houghton life.
Download our full Transfer Student Guide and learn more about finding a new college home at Houghton!
Tuition & Aid
NOW MORE AFFORDABLE THAN EVER
Houghton College responded to the financial challenges of COVID-19 by offering the best price for a high-quality, Christ-centered education in the nation beginning in the fall 2021. Students applying for the spring semester will receive one of Houghton's generous financial aid award packages.
Best Priced Christian College in the Nation based on the most recent tuition survey by the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities
Frequently Asked Questions
Houghton defines a transfer student as anyone who has completed at least one full-time semester of college work after graduating from high school.
SAT or ACT scores are not required from transfer students who have taken at least a semester of full-time appropriate college coursework.
In order to graduate from Houghton College you must meet the following requirements:
- Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at Houghton.
- Complete at least 50 percent of your major requirements at Houghton.
- Complete a minimum of 124 credit hours (128 for B.Mus. degree)
- Previous college course work must have been completed at a regionally accredited college or university.
- Transfer credit will be given for appropriate courses completed in which a grade of C- or above has been earned.
- Houghton will accept up to 67 credit hours from two-year colleges in which a grade of C- or higher has been earned.
- In the case of a Bible college, accreditation by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) is necessary.
If you receive an A.A. (Associate in Arts) or an A.S. (Associate in Sciences) degree from an accredited community college or junior college, you may enter Houghton as a junior with general education requirements considered complete, except for Biblical and Theological Studies (9 credit hours).
Official signed transfer articulation agreements exist with most community colleges in New York State.
Degree audit sheets outline exact degree requirements for each major at Houghton. Students considering transferring to Houghton can make use of these sheets in a variety of ways:
- They can assist you in evaluating how your course work will fit into the Houghton curriculum.
- For students entering a community college with intent to transfer to Houghton for completion of a bachelor’s degree, the degree audit sheet will be a valuable document for use with your community college transfer counselor.
When you apply for admission, you will be given a degree audit sheet showing you how previous college course work will be credited toward a particular major. This is a concise way for you to see what will transfer and what courses need to be completed for a degree at Houghton. If you would like a degree audit completed before you apply, please contact our Transfer Admission Counselor.
- 0-27 transferable hours = Freshman
- 28-59 transferable hours = Sophomore
- 60-89 transferable hours = Junior
- 90+ transferable hours = Senior
With over 80% of our students living on campus, Houghton offers a vibrant, relational, and residential campus community. Transfer students, like other first-year students, typically live in one of our four residence halls though may have the opportunity to live in upperclass townhouses depending on availability. Transfer students do not have the opportunity in their first year to be eligible for a CLO.