Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements to the:

  •  Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree Program (Liberal Arts Program)
  • College Preparatory Program

There is one admission procedure for entry to both the Associate in Arts (Liberal Arts) Program and the College Preparatory Program. After reviewing the application materials, HTIC will determine to which program the international applicant may be admitted.

I. ALL INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS must submit the following to the HTIC ADMISSIONS OFFICE by the deadlines indicated.
TermInt’l Students
Needing VISA
Int’l Students
Fall Term 2016
ALL PROGRAMS: September 29 – December 9, 2016
June 1, 2016August 1, 2016
Winter Term 2017
ALL PROGRAMS: January 12 – March 24, 2017
September 1, 2016November 1, 2016
Spring Term 2017
A.A DEGREE PROGRAM: April 6 – June 16, 2017
COLLEGE PREP PROGRAM : April 10 – June 16, 2017
December 1, 2016February 1, 2017
Summer Term 2017
A.A DEGREE PROGRAM:SESSION I: July 3 – August 8, 2017
SESSION II: August 10 – September 15, 2017
COLLEGE PREP PROGRAM: June 29 – September 8, 2017
March 1, 2017May 1, 2017
Fall Term 2017
ALL PROGRAMS: September 28 – December 8, 2017
June 1, 2017August 1, 2017
Winter Term 2018
ALL PROGRAMS: January 11 – March 23, 2018
September 1, 2017November 1, 2017
Spring Term 2018
A.A DEGREE PROGRAM: April 5 – June 15, 2018
COLLEGE PREP PROGRAM : April 9 – June 15, 2018
December 1, 2017February 1, 2018
Summer Term 2018
A.A DEGREE PROGRAM:SESSION I: July 2 – August 7, 2018
SESSION II: August 9 – September 14, 2018
COLLEGE PREP PROGRAM: June 28 – September 7, 2018
March 1, 2018May 1, 2018
Summer Term 2018
A.A DEGREE PROGRAM:SESSION I: July 2 – August 7, 2018
SESSION II: August 9 – September 14, 2018
COLLEGE PREP PROGRAM: June 28 – September 7, 2018
March 1, 2018May 1, 2018
Application materials to be submitted include the following:

1. International Student Application

International Student Application

– Application Form
– Supplemental Application / Financial Support Statement
– Admissions Essay
– Student Health Clearance Form
– HTIC Housing Application and US$20.00 application fee


2. US$100.00 Application Fee


3. TOEFL scores, IELTS scores, or official STEP EIKEN score report

  • ASSOCIATE IN ARTS (Liberal Arts) PROGRAM: For non-native speakers of English, a minimum TOEFL score (45 iBT/450 PBT) or a minimum IELTS score (4.5) is normally required to be considered for admission; for guaranteed placement in the Liberal Arts program, a minimum TOEFL score (61 iBT/500 PBT), IELTS score (6.0), STEP EIKEN score (2A) or TOEIC score (575) is required.
  • COLLEGE PREPARATORY PROGRAM: Submission of TOEFL scores, IELTS scores or STEP EIKEN score report is optional; no minimum scores are required.
    • TOEFL College Code: 9831
    • IELTS Website (IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP; IELTS Australia, and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations)

4. Official Transcripts

  • Submit from all schools since high school, including language schools.
    • Official English transcript(s) from overseas schools may be submitted directly by student.
    • Official transcript(s) from U.S. schools must be sent directly by the school itself and not from the student.
    • If transcripts are unavailable, a certificate showing completion of high school level education must be submitted.
  • For ASSOCIATE IN ARTS (Liberal Arts) Program admission: 2.5 GPA is required for all freshman and transfer admissions.

5. Certificate of High School Graduation or Equivalent


6. Copy of Photo Page of Passport


7. Letter of Recommendation (Optional)

II. Admissions resources for applicants from Japan (日本語での資料):
III. After admission is accepted, but prior to registration, HTIC will request:
1. Proof of Health Insurance
  • All students must have medical coverage for the length of school term.
  • Overseas travelers/students insurance is accepted.
  • For more information contact the Office of Student Services.
2. Tuberculosis (TB) Clearance Certificate
  • TB exams may be arranged through the Office of Student Services.
  • All students must present a valid TB certificate from the Department of Health or a physician using a Department of Health approved form.
  • The TB examination must have been given in Hawaii within 12 months before the first day of attendance.
3. Record of Immunization
  • Two doses of measles vaccine, with one of the two being MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine.
  • The immunization record must be in English and be certified by a physician or a health/medical institution.
  • The immunization may be arranged through the Office of Student Services.
4. Meningococcal Vaccine
  • Meningococcal Vaccine is recommended, but not required.
  • Students electing not to be inoculated must sign a waiver.
Further information will be sent upon acceptance to the College.

For Admissions Questions:
Tel: (808) 983-4202
Fax: (808) 983-4107

Mailing Address:
Office of Admissions
Hawaii Tokai International College
91-971 Farrington Highway
Kapolei, HI 96707 U.S.A

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