Applying for Admission

International Student Application Deadlines

SemesterSemester PeriodApplication Deadline
FallAugust–DecemberJune 1
SpringJanuary–MayNovember 1
SummerJune–JulyNot accepting applications

Who Should Apply?

You should apply as an international student if you are a citizen of a foreign country and are not a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Requirements

The admission process, requirements, and guidelines are the same for all students. As an international student you will also be required to demonstrate English language proficiency* and provide affidavit of financial support, transcripts, and proof of medical health insurance.

English Language Proficiency

Test TypeMinimum Score for Admission **
TOEFL (internet base)61
TOEFL (paper base)500
IELTS (academic section)5.5
EIKENStep 2A

*Exempt if your native Language is English (Australia, Canada except Quebec, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

**Score must be within 2 years prior to the start of the semester

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

International students must submit an affidavit of financial support that shows sponsorship and/or financial support in US dollars (USD) for tuition, books/supplies, and living costs for the duration of study. The affidavit must include sponsor’s bank statement in US dollars (must be within the last 6 months).

HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS OR DIPLOMA

Official high school (secondary) and/or college (post-secondary) transcripts* should be sent directly to Windward Community College.

A high school transcript must show evidence of successful completion of schooling equivalent to 12 years of U.S. education and include the graduation date.

*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

PROOF OF HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE

To protect international student against the high cost of unanticipated health care expenses resulting from accidents or illness, proof of health insurance coverage [pdf] is required to be able to attend classes.

FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS ONLY

If you are currently attending another college in the United States, a Transfer F1 International Student form [pdf] must be submitted to the International Student Adviser at your current school.

ONCE YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED…

Once accepted, you will need to pay the I-901 SEVIS fee* to the ICE Student and Exchange Visitor Program, apply for your student VISA (using I-20 issued with acceptance letter via mail), and submit all health clearances.

International students are required to register resident (on-campus) classes at Windward Community College at least full-time status (12 credits).

*The SEVIS fee is required before the VISA interview

During the first week of the semester, you will need to provide the following information:

  • Proof of valid up-to-date medical health insurance
  • A copy of your current passport
  • A local mailing address

Submit OFFICIAL test scores and transcripts to:

Windward Community College
Admissions & Records Office
45-720 Kea’ahala Rd
Kāne‘ohe, HI 96744