Applying for Admission
International Student Application Deadlines
|Semester||Semester Period||Application Deadline|
|Summer||June–July||Not 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.
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 Type||Minimum Score for Admission **|
|TOEFL (internet base)||61|
|TOEFL (paper base)||500|
|IELTS (academic section)||5.5|
*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
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