INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Admission Requirements to the:
  • Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree Program (Liberal Arts Program)
  • College Preparatory Program

There is one admission procedure for entry to both the Associate in Arts (Liberal Arts) Program and the College Preparatory Program. After reviewing the application materials, HTIC will determine to which program the international applicant may be admitted.

ALL INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS must submit the following to the HTIC ADMISSIONS OFFICE by the deadlines below:

  1. Completed Application Packet (Please Download)
    • Application for Admission
    • Supplemental Application Financial Support Statement
    • (Attach a current (within 6 months) bank statement from your sponsor.)

    • Admissions Statement Essay
    • (Guidelines are on provided application form.)

    • Tokai On-Campus Housing Application and US
    • $20.00 application fee

      (This form and fee are needed only for on-campus housing.)

  2. US $100.00 Application Fee (effective June 2011)
  3. TOEFL scores, IELTS scores, or a copy of STEP EIKEN certificate
    • ASSOCIATE IN ARTS (Liberal Arts) PROGRAM: a minimum TOEFL score (45 IBT/133 CBT/450 PBT) or a minimum IELTS score (4.5) is required for admission.

    • COLLEGE PREPARATORY PROGRAM: submission of TOEFL scores, IELTS scores, or of STEP EIKEN certificate is generally required, but no minimum scores are required.

      • TOEFL College Code: 9831

      • IELTS Website (IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP; IELTS Australia, and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations)

  4. Proof of High School Diploma or Equivalent
  5. Official Transcripts
    • Submit from all schools since high school, including language schools.

      • Official English transcript(s) from overseas schools may be submitted directly by student.

      • Official transcript(s) from US schools must be sent directly by the school itself and not from the student.

      • If transcripts are unavailable, a certificate showing completion of high school level education must be submitted.

    • For ASSOCIATE IN ARTS (Liberal Arts) Program admission: 2.5 GPA is required for all freshman and transfer admissions.
  6. Letter of Recommendation (Optional)

* APPLICATION DEADLINE DATES:


TERM
International Students
Needing Visa
International
Students With Visa
SPRING TERM 2012
(ALL PROGRAMS)
April 5 - June 15, 2012
December 1, 2011February 1, 2012
SUMMER TERM: SESSION I 2012
(A.A. DEGREE PROGRAM)
July 2 - August 7, 2012
March 1, 2012May 1, 2012
SUMMER TERM: SESSION II 2012 (A.A. DEGREE PROGRAM)
August 9 - September 14, 2012
March 1, 2012May 1, 2012
SUMMER TERM 2011
(COLLEGE PREP PROGRAM)
June 28 - September 7, 2012
March 1, 2012May 1, 2012
FALL TERM 2012
(ALL PROGRAMS)
September 27 - December 7, 2012
June 1, 2012August 1, 2012
WINTER TERM 2013
(ALL PROGRAMS)
January 17, 2013 - March 29, 2013
September 1, 2012November 1, 2012
SPRING TERM 2013
(ALL PROGRAMS)
April 11 - June 21, 2013
December 1, 2012February 1, 2013

  • Applicant may be contacted for a personal or telephone interview upon receipt of application documents listed above.


  • AFTER ADMISSION IS ACCEPTED, BUT PRIOR TO REGISTRATION, HTIC WILL REQUEST:

    1. Proof of Health Insurance
      • All students must have medical coverage for the length of school term.

      • Overseas travelers/students insurance is accepted.
      • Insurance information may be provided by HTIC.
    2. Tuberculosis (TB) Clearance Certificate
      • TB exams may be arranged through Student Services.
      • All students must present a valid TB certificate from the Department of Health or a physician using a Department of Health approved form.

      • The TB examination must have been given in Hawaii within 12 months before the first day of attendance.

    3. Record of Immunization
      • Two doses of measles vaccine, with one of the two being MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine.

      • The immunization record must be in English and be certified by a physician or a health/medical institution.

      • The immunization may be arranged through Student Services.
    4. Meningococcal Vaccine
      • Meningococcal Vaccine is recommended, but not required.
      • Students electing not to be inoculated must sign a waiver.

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