It’s easy to apply to Kapi‘olani CC!

Applying to Kapiʻolani Community College shouldn’t be painful. You can submit your application in just minutes using our online form. Just remember to check the application deadlines below to make sure you get your application in on time. No essays, no SAT’s, no worries. You’re on your way! If you have any questions, just send us an email at or give us a call at (808) 734-9555. We got your back!

Kekaulike Center

‘Ilima, Rm 102

Hours of Operation
Mon to Fri
8 am – 4 pm
Phone: (808) 734-9555
Fax: (808) 734-9896

Mon to Fri
8 am – 3:30 pm
FA Service Window – Diamond Head end of ‘Ilima 101
Admissions & Records Service Window – ‘Ewa end of ‘Ilima 102

Closed Weekends & State Holidays

Cashier's Office

‘Ilima, Rm 106
Phone: (808) 734-9524
Fax: (808) 734-9579
(please attention emails to: Kapi‘olani CC Business Office - Cashiering)


School Code:001613
Priority Application Date: March 1

Additional Help

Admission steps can be slightly different depending on your situation. Additional help is provided below to help you determine special requirements.

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High School Students (Dual Credit)

Are you taking college classes while in high-school?

Dual Credit

First Time Students

Are you starting college for the first time?

1st Time Students

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Transfer Students

Are you transferring from another college or university?

Transfer Students

Returning Students

Picking up where you left off?

Return to College

Senior Citizens

They say that life starts at 60. So why not explore some amazing opportunities to learn!

Senior Students

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International Students

Are you ready to experience an American education Hawai‘i style?

International Students

Admission Application Periods

  • Fall (August-December): September 1 – August 1
  • Spring (January-May): July 1 – December 15
  • Summer I (May-July): January 15 – April 30
  • Summer II (July-August): January 15 – June 15

Things You Should Know

  • There’s no need to submit an online application if you’ve already been accepted to Kapiʻolani CC or if you’re currently enrolled at another school in the UH system and want to change your home campus to Kapi‘olani Community College. All you have to do is complete a Change of Home Institution form. Easy, right?
  • Deadlines and requirements are different for each program.
    Applications won’t be considered complete until all required documents are submitted.
  • Once you apply, all documents become the property of the University of Hawaiʻi and will be kept completely confidential.

What does it cost?

Lower level courses are $131.00 per credit for residents and $345.00 per credit for non-residents.

Program Options

With over 35 degree and certificate options to choose from, Kapi‘olani Community College offers a diverse and robust academic curriculum.

Student Support

We have dedicated staff and faculty here who care and want you to succeed. 


Placement tests are a way to find the Math, English, Hawaiian, or foreign language class that best suits you.