International Admission for F-1 Students

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Step 1: Check Application Deadlines

Spring 2017 Summer 2016 Fall 2016
First day of Instruction January 9, 2017 May 23, 2016 August 22, 2016
Application Deadline December 9, 2016 April 22, 2016 July 22, 2016

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 and $75 ESOL197 Intensive English Program Reservation Fee

Step 5: Minimum entrance scores on admission test*


Official Kapi‘olani CC Admission Tests

Admission Test TOEFL 英検
College Program iBT 61 2級A
ESOL 197 Intensive English Program iBT 32 準2級

英検 (EIKEN) tests are available at KCC campus:


Other Acceptable Admission Tests

Admission Test TOEIC CEFR Cambridge IELTS TEAP
College Program 650 B2 FCE 5.5 276
ESOL 197 Intensive English Program 430 A2 PET 4.0 150


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 6: 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 7: 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 8: Copy of passport (photo and name page)


Step 9: 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.