Apply to Houghton College
Applicants wishing to be considered for the Houghton Honors Program must complete the Houghton College admission process. Upon admission to Houghton, selected students will be invited to interview for admission to the program on the basis of their academic profile. The 2021-2022 interview process allows for you to choose to interview virtually or on-campus. The virtual interview will be a two-day experience, and the on-campus interview will be a one-day experience. Both experiences will consist of an interview, an evaluated activity, information sessions on our programs, and opportunities to interact with and ask questions of the Director of each program and recent honors students.Start Your Houghton College Application
Receive an Invitation
The Office of Admission will begin the formal invitation process to interview for the program, beginning in September and continuing through early February. Decisions regarding admission to the program will be made on a rolling basis, within three weeks of completion of your interview.
Cost of Honors
The basic cost of participation includes Houghton tuition plus program fees. The cost is only incrementally more than a typical semester in Houghton. Financial aid can be used for the Honors Program.
James S. Luckey Award
When you apply to Houghton, you will automatically be considered for Honors as well as for one of eight scholarships totaling $32,000. Selection for these awards stems from Houghton’s Honors Interview process, as recipients are selected out of the pool of Honors candidates.
Honors Interview Weekend
First, you must apply for admission to Houghton no later than January 3, 2022 and be accepted. If you qualify, based on your academic profile, you will then be invited to register for a Honors at Houghton Interview (both virtual and on-campus options are available). You need to submit a registration form for one of the interview weekends/days. Further communication will be sent to you after you are registered.
The 2021-2022 Interview Dates are:
- Friday – Saturday, November 19-20, 2021 (VIRTUAL)
- Saturday, December 4, 2021 (ON CAMPUS)
- Friday – Saturday, January 21-22, 2022 (VIRTUAL)
- Saturday, February 5, 2022 (ON CAMPUS)
The tentative schedule for the on-campus interview day is below:
9:00 AM Registration
9:25 Welcome & Prayer
9:30 Honors at Houghton Overview: Honors in London or Science Honors
10:30 Evaluated Honors Activity (Students Only)
12:00 PM Luncheon
1:30, 2:30, 3:30 Honors Interviews (one hour interviews)
1:30 Honors in London Student Panel or Science Honors Student Panel
2:30 Honors in London Student Panel / Science Honors Student Panel (Repeat)
2:30 Optional: Highlander Highlights Campus Tour
Viewed Ahead of Time
Information Session for Honors at Houghton (for Students & Parents/Guardians)
7:00 PM | Q & A with Director of Honors Program & Former Honors Students (for Students & Parents/Guardians)
7:45 | Honors Evaluated Activity (for Students only)
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM | One Hour Honors Interview* (for Students only)
*Your specific interview time and link to this session will be emailed to you the week of your interview.
As you prepare for your Interview Event, all candidates should:
- Review any materials you submitted as part of your Honors application as your interviewers may ask you about them
- London Honors candidates only: Review the required City of God reading that will be sent to you when you register
Those interviewing through the Virtual Weekend, please make sure you have the following ready:
- Computer with a stable internet connection
- Webcam and microphone capabilities
- Science Honors candidates only: Paper, pencil, and calculator
- Science Honors candidates only: Ability to scan or take a picture of written work you will complete, so that you can submit your written work to Houghton
- London Honors candidates only: Access to a word processing program on a computer
- Additionally, you will need to watch the Information Session for Honors at Houghton that will be sent to you the week of your interview.
Technology: It is required that you attend the event via Zoom on a computer, not your phone. If you do not have access to a computer, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, you will need a stable internet connection, a webcam with microphone capabilities, and access to email.
Science Honors candidates may also need the ability to scan or take a picture of written work you will complete (either on your phone, a digital camera, or scanner), so that you can submit a copy of your written work to Houghton.
London Honors candidates will also need access to a word processing program on a computer.
If you have never used Zoom before, we encourage you to download it ahead of time at this link: http://zoom.us/download (choose 'Zoom Client for Meetings'). When you log on for the event, we ask that you enter your first and last name so we know who you are!
Please email email@example.com or contact your Enrollment Advisor with your questions! We are happy to answer any and all questions.