STEP I – ATTEND A MANDATORY INFORMATION SESSION BEFORE THE END OF THE APPLICATION PERIOD.
See the “Program Information Session Schedule” for dates and times available; the schedule may be obtained from the Health Sciences Department office or viewed online. At the information session you will learn more about the career pathway, program, curriculum, admissions, and application requirements.
Information is also available online on the Career Programs page . For academic advising and support, visit a counselor on walk-in WEDNESDAYS from 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. in Kauila 122, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for e-mail advising. You can also e-mail the ESS program Director, Will Jonen at Jonen@hawaii.edu
STEP II – APPLICATION TO THE COLLEGE: SUBMIT THE UH SYSTEM APPLICATION.
Submit a “University of HawaiʻI System Application Form” if you are:
- a new applicant to the UH system,
- a graduating high school student,
- a returning student, (d) an international student,
- a transfer student not attending a UH system college or university, and/or
- active duty U.S. Armed Forces
- Eligibility: All persons who are 18 or older, or who have earned a high school diploma or equivalency, are eligible for admissions to Kapiʻolani Community College. Identify your intended major as: “Liberal Arts (Pre-ESS)” and you degree as either: “AS” (Associates in Science) or “CA” (Certificate of Achievement).
The College requires tuberculosis (TB) and Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) clearance for registration approval.
You can print an application form or submit your application online on the General Admissions page . Application forms are also available in the Kekaulike Information and Service Center (KISC), Ilima 102.
STEP III – REQUEST OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT(S) BEFORE THE END OF THE APPLICATION PERIOD.
For evaluation of your previous college work to be applied toward your degree, you should have official transcripts and course descriptions sent directly to the Kekaulike Information and Service Center (KISC), Ilima 102. The Banner Information System has your UH System school transcript information. You must complete a “Request for Transcript Evaluation” form found in the Programs Toolbox.
STEP IV – DEVELOP AN ACADEMIC ACTION PLAN WITH THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR.
Contact the Program Director, Will Jonen by e-mail (email@example.com), or by telephone call (808-734-9455) to discuss your academic and career goals and/or schedule an appointment to develop your action plan. In addition, you could seek academic counseling by seeing a Health Sciences Counselor on “Walk-In Wednesdays” (every Wednesday from 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. in Kauila 122). Your counselor will use your COMPASS Reading and Math test scores AND a “student issued copy” of your transcripts/records to develop your academic action plan.
STEP V – APPLICATION TO THE ESS PROGRAM: SUBMIT THE ESS APPLICATION PACKET TO A HEALTH SCIENCE COUNSELOR BEFORE THE DEADLINE.
You can obtain the ESS application packet after attending an ESS Information Session, after an advising meeting with the ESS program director, or after an academic advising meeting with a Health Science counselor. A copy of the Information Session schedule can be obtained in the Health Sciences Office (Kauila 122) downloaded from the Programs Toolbox. The ESS application packet is not available online or through our office. Neighbor Island and U.S. mainland students may request the application packet be sent by mail from the Health Sciences department after having an “over-the-phone” information session with the ESS program director.
Submit the completed ESS Application Packet to a Health Sciences counselor on “Walk-In Wednesdays” from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Your program application will be reviewed during the application period. Only Neighbor Island and U.S. mainland students may mail the completed application packet to the Health Science Department.
The ESS application packet includes: (a) The ESS Application Checklist and Applicant Certifications
STEP VI – NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE TO THE PROGRAM.
Each applicant will receive a letter of application status by the end of June.
Students accepted into the program will receive a packet in the mail that includes an Acceptance Letter, a Letter of Intent, and information regarding a mandatory Orientation meeting. Failure to submit the Letter of Intent by the deadline or failure to attend the mandatory Orientation meeting will result in the revocation of your acceptance to the program.
Students who are not selected are encouraged to seek support for future acceptance from the Program Director or a Health Sciences counselor.
You may apply for financial assistance at the Financial Aid Office (Ilima, 102) or see the Financial Aid At a Glance page.
STEP VII – ACCEPTED STUDENTS REGISTER FOR YOUR CLASSES AND ATTEND A PROGRAM ORIENTATION AND ADVISING SESSION.
All new ESS majors should receive academic advising regarding the fall courses they will need to register for from the ESS program director or a Health Science counselor by the end of each spring semester. If you are unsure about which fall courses you will need to register for, please contact the ESS program director or contact/visit a Health Science counselor for academic advising. All newly accepted ESS majors must attend a Program Orientation and Advising meeting. The date, time, and location of the Program Orientation and Advising meeting will be included in the Acceptance Packet mailed to you. Failure to attend the Program Orientation and Advising meeting will result in the forfeiture of your acceptance into the program.
Books may be purchased at the KCC bookstore (Ohia, ground floor).
Certification in First Aid, CPR/AED for the Health Care Professional must be achieved by the 10th week of the fall semester.
STEP VIII – REGISTER ONLINE AND PAY YOUR TUITION
You will register for your ESS and General Education courses online. To register online, go to UH Information and Services Portal and follow the instructions to login. Payment may be made online or at the cashier’s office (Ilima 102).