International Admission for F-1 Students

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If you would like to meet our Kapiʻolani CC admission staff in Japan or in Hong Kong, please email Takashi Brandon Miyaki for an appointment.

Visiting Date City Country Seminar Location
October 17, 2014 Osaka Japan (日本) カピオラ二・CC 大阪屋説明会
October 18, 2014 Nagoya Japan (日本) カピオラ二・CC 留学ジャーナル名古屋説明会
October 19, 2014 Tokyo Japan (日本) カピオラ二・CC 留学ジャーナル東京説明会
October 24, 2014 Fukuoka Japan (日本) カピオラ二・CC EducationUSA 福岡説明会
October 25, 2014 Fukuoka Japan (日本) カピオラ二・CC 留学ジャーナル福岡説明会
October 26, 2014 Osaka Japan (日本) カピオラ二・CC 留学ジャーナル大阪屋説明会
October 29, 2014 Tokyo Japan (日本) カピオラ二・CC EducationUSA 東京説明会
November 1, 2014 Nagoya Japan (日本) カピオラ二・CC ベネッセ 名古屋説明会
November 2, 2014 Osaka Japan (日本) カピオラ二・CC ベネッセ 大阪説明会
November 3, 2014 Tokyo Japan (日本) カピオラ二・CC ベネッセ 東京説明会

Step 1: Check Application Deadlines

Spring 2015 Summer 2015 Fall 2014
First day of Instruction January 12, 2015 May 26, 2015 August 25, 2014
Application Deadline December 05, 2014 May 1, 2015 July 25, 2014


In order to avoid any postal delays students may request to pick up an I-20 in person. It is also highly recommended that students who do not have an F-1 visa apply for one as early as possible. (Prospective students may want to consider making an appointment for an F-1 visa interview with the U.S. Embassy before being accepted.)

Step 2: Submit the University of Hawaiʻi System Application Form

Step 3: Submit the Supplemental information form

Step 4: $25 Nonresident Application Fee

This fee is not refundable and may not be transferred to another term or applicant.

Step 5: $75 Non-credit ESOL Reservation Fee

This fee is not refundable and may not be transferred to another term or applicant.

Step 6: Minimum entrance scores on admission test*

KCC’s Credit ESOL Program

  • EIKEN/STEP – 2nd Grade A or Higher
  • TOEFL** – 61~ iBT, 173~ CBT, 500~ PBT
  • TOEIC – 650 or Higher
  • CAMBRIDGE IELTS – 5.5 or higher
  • CAMBRIDGE General English – FCE or Higher
  • MELAB – 75 or Higher

KCC’s Non-Credit ESOL Program

  • EIKEN/STEP – At least Pre-2nd Grade
  • TOEFL** – 32-60 iBT, 97-172 CBT, 400-499 PBT
  • TOEIC – 430-649
  • CAMBRIDGE IELTS – 4.0 – 5.0
  • CAMBRIDGE General English – PET
  • MELAB – 50 – 74

For more information:

* If you have taken a different Admissions Test, please contact the Honda International Center.

** TOEFL comes in three flavors: Internet-based (iBT), Computer-based (CBT), and Paper-based (PBT). KCC’s school TOEFL code is 4377.

  • Test score must be taken within 2 years of the beginning date of the semester.
  • An in-house placement test must be taken after your arrival at KCC.
  • Even though you have been accepted to the Credit KCC program based on these tests, there is a possibility that you may be recommended for Non-Credit ESOL Program due to the placement test result.

Step 7: Financial Capability

Submit an Official Bank Statement or an Affidavit of Financial Support guaranteeing that no financial assistance will be needed and no employment will be required. Tuition and Living expenses such as housing and food are approximately $24,000.

Step 8: Transfer Students from Another School

Only for students who are transferring to Kapiʻolani Community College from another U.S. school within 5 months from your previous school end date.

Student Copy of I-20
Submit front and back of copy of your current I-20 form.

Verification of Enrollment

Submit Verification of Enrollment Form to the office that certifies enrollment (Normally the records or Registrar’s Office) at the college/university you are currently attending.

Step 9: Copy of passport (photo and name page)


Step 10: Mail application materials to:

Kapiʻolani Community College
Honda International Center
4303 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 96816

You should receive your I-20 within 3 weeks. If you did not hear from us within 3 weeks, please contact us immediately.

Honda International Center provides services, activities, and support for international students.