International Admission for F-1 Students

Japanese College Fair


Step 1: Check Application Deadlines

Summer 2015 Fall 2015 Spring 2016
First day of Instruction May 26, 2015 August 24, 2015 January 11, 2016
Application Deadline May 1, 2015 July 24, 2015 December 11, 2015

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.