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How To Apply

Hawaiʻi Community College is open to any high school graduate or person 18 years of age or older who can benefit from the instruction offered and to the extent allowable by State and Federal regulations. Hawaiʻi Community College is authorized under Federal Law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. Furthermore, highly motivated and academically and/or vocationally talented high school juniors or seniors may apply for admission to Hawaiʻi Community College through the Early Admit/Running Start Programs.

Admission is based on an "Open Door Policy," which means that any applicant who submits a completed application by the application deadline can expect to be accepted to the college.

To get started and apply now, click on the link below that best describes you.

  • General Admission – you are a high school graduate, have earned a GED or  are at least 18 years of age, AND a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States
  • Early Admit/Running Start – you are a high school junior or senior AND a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States
  • International - F1 Visa – you are an international student who is required to have an F1 visa to study in the United States
  • International - Visa Waiver, Institutional Exempt – you were born in and are a legal resident of one of the following countries
    • American Samoa
    • Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas
    • Federated States of Micronesia
    • Republic of Palau (Belau)
    • Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • International - Other Visa – you are an international student who is in the United States on a non-F1 visa
  • Unknown – you are not sure which category is for you