Apply to One of Houghton's Online Undergraduate Programs

Receive your degree in a format that fits your schedule and lifestyle through a regionally accredited and nationally-recognized liberal arts education.

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When do I need to complete all the steps of the application process?

Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline FAFSA Deadline Registration Deadline
May 13, 2024 May 3, 2024 May 6, 2024 May 6, 2024 May 9, 2024
July 8, 2024 June 28, 2024 July 3, 2024 July 3, 2024 July 5, 2024
September 2, 2024 August 23, 2024 August 28, 2024 August 28, 2024 August 30, 2024

What transfer credit does Houghton accept?

  • Previous college coursework
  • Experiential learning credit
  • DSST Exams

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We know your time is precious, so we won't keep you waiting. You will hear from us within 24 hours of receiving a fully completed file. This includes your application, transcript(s), and all other checklist items listed below.

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Choose a start date

May 13, 2024
July 8, 2024
Sept. 2, 2024
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Submit any required materials

Degree-seeking students only:
  • Official college transcripts are required from all institutions attended. Official high school transcripts are required for admission of students who have not attended college and for enrollment of students who have not taken 60 or more college credits.

Complete your FAFSA

Go to the FAFSA website and find Houghton University or enter our FAFSA code (002734) to ensure Houghton receives your FAFSA at least one (1) week prior to your start date.
Submit Your FAFSA

Returning Students

If you attended Houghton in the past and are seeking to return, please submit the online request to return form. This includes Houghton Online, Houghton Adult Education, Houghton PACE, or if you attended a different Houghton campus in the past and are seeking to switch to a fully online program.

Request to Return Form

Reapplying Students

If you applied to Houghton Online in the past but have never attended or taken Houghton courses, please submit the online reapplication form.

Re-application Form

Have Questions?

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