International Admission for F-1 Students


Mandatory International Student Health Insurance

Please review important information

Step 1: Check Application Deadlines

  Summer 2021 Fall 2021 Spring 2022
First Day of Instruction May 24, 2021 August 23, 2021 January 10, 2022
Application Deadline April 30, 2021 August 1, 2021 December 15, 2021

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 The Intensive Program in ESOL Reservation Fee

Step 5: English Proficiency Tests and Admission

There are three levels of admission to Kapiʻolani Community College:

  • The Intensive English Program (IEP) is an English only set of courses for students who
    need to improve their English language skills before registering for credit classes.
  • ESOL 94 is advanced English for Speakers of Other Languages course that students
    take in addition to two to three-credit classes.
  • ESL 100 is a three-credit college-level English as a Second Language course that
    satisfies the Foundation Writing (FW) degree requirement in the University of Hawaiʻi


Admission to University of Hawaiʻi – Kapiʻolani Community College
English Proficiency Test Intensive English Program (IEP) ESOL 94 and credit classes ESL 100 and credit classes
Use institutional code 4377
32 61 100
EIKEN (英検)
Test dates
Score request page
Pre 2
2級A (2150) 1級
Level 1
Cambridge English Assessment PET FCE CAE
Duolingo 60 95 125
IELTS 4.5 6.0 7.5
(listening and reading total)
430 650 945 with a Writing
Section score: 180
CEFR A2+ B2 C1
Other English proficiency tests Please contact HIC at


When should I take an English proficiency test?
Kapiʻolani Community College recommends that you submit a current score report with your application in order to receive an accurate initial placement into classes. Test score reports older than two years will not be considered for admission purposes.

What about other proficiency tests?
If you have taken an admissions test that is not listed above, don’t worry! Please contact the Honda International Center. We will work with you to determine your eligibility for admission and placement.

Can I try for a higher placement when I come to campus?
Only students admitted to ESOL 94 or higher may optionally take the College’s on-campus placement tests to see if they qualify for ESL 100 or ENG 100.

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 $23,209.

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 a front and back 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.

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