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.)

    • HTIC Housing Application and U.S.
    • $20.00 application fee

  2. US $100.00 Application Fee
  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 U.S. 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)


TermInt'l Students Needing VISAInt'l Students With VISA
Spring Term 2016
  A.A DEGREE PROGRAM: April 7 - June 17, 2016
  COLLEGE PREP PROGRAM : April 8 - June 17, 2016
December 1, 2015February 1, 2016
Summer Term 2016
      SESSION I: July 5 - August 9, 2016
      SESSION II: August 11 - September 16, 2016
  COLLEGE PREP PROGRAM: June 30 - September 9, 2016
March 1, 2016May 2, 2016
Fall Term 2016
  ALL PROGRAMS: September 29 - December 9, 2016
June 1, 2016August 1, 2016
Winter Term 2017
  ALL PROGRAMS: January 12 - March 24, 2017
September 1, 2016November 1, 2016
Spring Term 2017
  A.A DEGREE PROGRAM: April 6 - June 16, 2017
  COLLEGE PREP PROGRAM: April 7 - June 16, 2017
December 1, 2016February 1, 2017
Summer Term 2017
      SESSION I: July 3 - August 8, 2017
      SESSION II: August 10 - September 15, 2017
   COLLEGE PREP PROGRAM: June 29 - September 8, 2017
March 1, 2017May 1, 2017
Fall Term 2017
  ALL PROGRAMS: September 28 - December 8, 2017
June 1, 2017August 1, 2017
Winter Term 2018
  ALL PROGRAMS: January 11 - March 23, 2018
September 1, 2017November 1, 2017

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


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

      • Overseas travelers/students insurance is accepted.
      • For more information contact the Office of Student Services.
    2. Tuberculosis (TB) Clearance Certificate
      • TB exams may be arranged through the Office of 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 the Office of 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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