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Applying to Honors


Apply to Houghton University

Applicants wishing to be considered for the Houghton Honors Program must complete the Houghton University 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 interview process 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 University 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 January. Decisions regarding admission to the program will be made on a rolling basis, within three weeks of completion of your interview.

Upcoming Honors Interview Days

2024-25 - TBD

Cost of Honors

The basic cost of participation includes Houghton tuition plus program fees, including a $1,500 fee to cover travel expenses. 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 the James S. Luckey Awards. Selection for these awards stems from Houghton’s Honors Interview process, as recipients are selected out of the pool of Honors candidates.

Honors Interview FAQs