International Students


Windward Community College (WinCC)  is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students in approved SEVIS programs via student visa status (F1 or M1).  International students must comply with all regulations of U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the University of Hawaii policies and procedures.  The application process should start as early as possible to successfully complete the application by the deadline. 

Click here for information for Japanese Students (PDF)

Take the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL website

  • If native language is English (Australia, Canada except Quebec, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom), exempt from TOEFL
  • Score must be within 2 years prior to the start of the semester
  • Minimum score must be 500 (paper-base), 173 (computer-base), or 61 (internet-base)
  • Score must be sent directly by Educational Testing Services to WinCC Admissions and Records Office (#4976)

Submit University of Hawaii System Application Form

    Click here to Apply

Submit University of Hawaii Supplementary Information Form for Undergraduate International Applicants

  • Download the UH Supplementary Form here for international students
  • Form includes an affidavit of financial support that shows sponsorship and/or financial support in US dollars for tuition, books/supplies, and living costs for the duration of study (refer to supplementary application for estimated cost of attendance)
  • Include Sponsor’s bank statement in US dollars (must be within the last 6 months)

Submit Transcripts

  • Official high school (secondary) transcripts showing evidence of successful completion of schooling equivalent to 12 years of US education sent directly by the high school to WinCC Admissions and Records Office (must include graduation date)
  • Official college (post secondary) transcripts must be sent directly by college to WinCC Admissions and Records Office
  • All transcripts must be in English or accompanied by an English translation that has been certified by either a school official or a U.S. consular official

Submit Signed International Student Health Insurance Acknowledgement form

  • Download the International Student Health Insurance Acknowledgement form
  • To protect international student against the high cost of unanticipated health care expenses resulting from accidents or illness
  • During the first week of the semester,  provide proof of valid up-to-date medical health insurance

Submit Health Examination and Immunization prior to registration

  • Must provide a certificate of tuberculosis examination dated within 12 months prior to the start of the semester with date administration and reading of Mantoux skin test (PPD) and measurement in millimeters of indurations
  • Must provide record of immunization containing two doses of measles with at least one of the two being Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine OR a blood test showing laboratory evidence of immunity to MMR (student born before 1957 is exempt from MMR requirement)
  • TB/MMR records must be signed or stamped by U.S. licensed provider

For Transfer Students Only

Meet the Deadline (including all documents to complete application)

  • Fall Semester (starts in August) deadline is June 1
  • Spring Semester (starts in January) deadline is November 1
  • Summer not accepting application

Upon Acceptance to the college

  • I-20 will be issued with acceptance letter via mail
  • With I-20, apply for a student visa through the U.S. Embassy or Consulate of the country
  • Pay SEVIS fee via
  • Follow Steps to Registering information
  • Pay tuition/fee in full by the payment deadline

During the first week of the semester at WinCC

  • Provide proof of valid up-to-date medical health insurance
  • Submit copy of current Passport
  • Submit Local mailing address


February 24, 2015