Admissions and Records



E KOMO MAI! WELCOME! Whether you're attending college for the first time or coming back after years away, Windward Community College can help you reach your goals. First, you need to apply and receive your acceptance letter before you can register for classes. Get started here to Go Forward!

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • Are 18 years of age or older, or
  • Have earned a U.S. high school diploma, GED or equivalency

International Student requirements and information

Senior Citizen Visitor Pass requirements and information

Submit an application if you are:

  • Not currently enrolled at any of the UH system campuses
  • A first-time college student
  • A returning student (a person who previously attended but is not currently enrolled at any other UH campus)
  • A transfer student (a person who is currently or was previously enrolled at a non-UH institution)
  • An Early Admit or Running Start student (a junior or senior high school student admitted under the Early Admission or Running Start program)

Programs of Study

Please explore our academic programs. If you are planning to apply for financial aid, please note that only certain WCC programs are financial aid eligible.

How to Apply

Click here to Apply


Note: If you are already accepted or currently enrolled at a UH campus and you want to change your home campus to Windward Community College, you only need to complete a Change of Home Institution form. Do not submit an online application.

Health Requirements

  • Health clearances are required by the Hawaii Department of Health before registering for all classes. You must have proof of Tuberculosis (TB) clearance and Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) immunization.  Go to the Health Clearance page for details.
  • You may be accepted to college without clearance, but you will not be able to register for classes until your clearance documents are received.

Application Deadlines

Semester Semester Period Applications are Accepted:
Fall August to December September 1 to August 1
Spring January to May July 1 to December 15
Summer I May to July February 1 to May 10
Summer II July to August February 1 to June 15

Distance Education and online classes, auditing a class, and faculty/staff tuition waiver applicants must meet the same admissions deadlines.

International applicants, please refer to International Students section for deadline dates.


Summer tuition is higher for most classes compared to Fall and Spring semesters.

Financial Aid

  • To learn about options for paying for college, visit Financial Aid. The Financial Aid office has professional staff members to administer aid programs and advise you regarding the financial aid and scholarship opportunities available.

Acceptance Notification

  • Before you can enroll in Windward CC classes, you must first be accepted into the College.
  • Notification of your admissions status will be mailed to you within two weeks after receipt of your completed application. Our first acceptance letter will be mailed in March for Fall semester, October for Spring semester, March for Summer terms. 

Other Documentation Requirements

  • Admissions & Records may request additional information and documents to verify your Hawaii Residency Requirements for tuition purposes.
  • Military Orders and Military Verification form (PDF) are required of active Military service member stationed in Hawai‘i (if applicant is spouse/dependent, copy of military ID required).
  • Early Admissions application (PDF) or Running Start application is required of high school students under age 18 who have not yet graduated.
  • If you previously attended a non-UH college and you think that some of those credits may transfer to your WCC program, request a transcript from your previous college to be sent directly to WCC Admissions & Records Office, and you must also complete a Request for Transcript Evaluation form (PDF).
  • Call the Admissions & Records Office before faxing any documents (808) 235-7432.

Contact Us

Admissions & Records Office
Hale Alakai, Room 112
45-720 Kea‘ahala Rd.
Kāne‘ohe, Hawai‘i 96744
(808) 235-7432

Hours (except holidays)

  • operation hours: 7:45 am to 4:30 pm
  • office hours: 8:00 am to 4:15 pm

February 24, 2015