Transfer to Japan and Other International Universities

The HTIC Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts is designed for students interested in continuing their studies and earning baccalaureate degrees at four-year colleges or universities. Over 95% of HTIC Liberal Arts students graduate with the Associate of Arts degree and over 80% of these graduates transfer to institutions awarding baccalaureate degrees.

Three plan options are available for students based on their transfer intentions:


1. The American University Plan:

This degree plan is recommended for students who are interested in earning a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. college or university, and wish to start their program of study at HTIC and transfer to a 4-year institution after completing their Associate in Arts degree.

2. The Tokai University Plan:

This degree requirement plan is recommended for students who are interested in earning a baccalaureate degree from Tokai University or other Japanese universities, but who wish to start their program of study at HTIC and transfer after graduation. This plan is open to all students with Japanese language fluency.

3. The General Education Plan:

This degree requirement plan is for students who are interested in a U.S. Associate in Arts degree as their final educational goal. These students are interested in pursuing technical studies or employment after graduation from HTIC.

Articulation Agreements and Active Transfer Relationships
between HTIC and other Colleges/Universities

Hawaii Tokai International College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. At the discretion of the receiving school, students may transfer credits to and from other accredited American colleges and universities. As these credits count toward the 4-year institution’s core requirements, after transferring, HTIC graduates can focus on courses that fulfill the requirements toward their major.

In order to facilitate the transfer of HTIC students to 4-year institutions in the U.S. and abroad, the College maintains a number of active transfer relationships, including articulation agreements, with the following institutions:

Articulation Agreement List (International Colleges)

·         Hanyang University (Korea) – Discover East Asia program

·         International Budo University (Japan) – primarily for exchange study at HTIC

·         Jeju National University (Korea) – primarily for exchange study at HTIC

·         Kansai Gaidai University (Japan) – transfer articulation

·         Richmond University in London (UK) – transfer articulation

·         Shenzhen University (China) – Discover East Asia program

·         Temple University, Japan campus (Japan) – transfer articulation

·         Tokai University (Japan) – transfer articulation and Discover East Asia

Transfer is not limited to the institutions above. Among others, HTIC graduates have also successfully transferred to the following American and international universities:

  • Arizona State University
  • California State University
    • Chico
    • East Bay
    • Fresno
    • Fullerton
    • Long Beach
    • Northridge
    • San Diego
    • San Jose
    • Sonoma
  • Florida International University
  • Gakushuin University (Japan)
  • George Washington University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Jeju National University (Korea)
  • Kent University (UK)
  • Kumamoto University (Japan)
  • Monash University (Australia)
  • Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (Japan)
  • Rutgers University
  • State University of New York (SUNY)
    • Buffalo
    • Delhi
    • New Paltz
    • Stony Brook
  • St. John’s University
  • Syracuse University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • University of Texas
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Vancouver Island University (Canada)
  • West Virginia University
  • Willamette University
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