International Students

Aloha and Welcome to University of Hawaii Maui College!

University of Hawaii Maui College is an accredited, government approved degree-granting college that enrolls approximately 3400 students per semester. Located on one of the world’s most beautiful islands, UHMC boasts numerous award-winning programs including culinary arts, hospitality and tourism, electronics and computer engineering, nursing, and more. As reflected by a MetLife Foundation Best Practices Award, both the faculty and student support services staff are committed to helping students achieve their academic goals and career success.

UHMC is a beautiful and safe campus located in Kahului, Maui, approximately two miles from the main airport. Maui is the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands, with land area of 729 square miles. The island’s population of 117,644 is diverse, with an ethnic mix of 36% Caucasian and 23% Japanese, followed by Hawaiian, Chinese, and Filipino.

Maui has 81 accessible beaches for educational and recreational activities. Download our International Student Packet to learn more!

Follow these steps to start your journey at UH Maui College

Step 1. SUBMIT ONLINE SYSTEM APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

Complete the Online Application

  • There is a non-transferable, non-refundable $25 application fee
  • Application Deadlines for ALL International Students:
    Fall term: July 1
    Spring term: November 1

Step 2. SUBMIT SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION FORM

Submit this completed form, along with the other requested items below to:

UH Maui College
Admissions and Records Office
310 W. Kaʻahumanu Avenue
Kahului, HI  96732

STEP 3. OBTAIN EVIDENCE OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Obtain a letter from your bank or your sponsor’s bank (on bank stationary) verifying savings of at least $27,914 USD for the first year of study. The letter should be dated no earlier than six months before the date of enrollment. Your financial sponsor should also fill out section C2 on the Supplemental Information Form. Please understand that our associate degree programs typically take two years to complete and as an international student you will be required to maintain full-time status by enrolling in 12 credits or more each semester.

Contact Us

Registrar
Flora Mora
Phone: 808-984-3267
Toll-Free: 800-479-6692
Fax: 808-984-3872
Email: uhmcar@hawaii.edu

Hours:
7:45am-4:30pm, Mon-Fri
Closed on weekends and state holidays
Campus location: Hoʻokipa Building

Staff
Georgette Tanaka – Admissions
Tressy Aheong – Records/Transcripts
Precious Depasupil – Transcript Evaluation

Mailing Address:
Admissions & Records
University of Hawaiʻi Maui College
310 W. Kaʻahumanu Ave
Kahului, HI 96732

Quick Links
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Calendar

Counseling & Advising

Financial Aid

First Year Experience

Residency Requirements

Off-Campus Housing

Passport Services

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Step 4.   SUBMIT HEALTH CLEARANCE FORMS (ALSO SEE STEP 11)

  • Documents for MMR immunizations must be in English or easily read. TB Clearance needs to be from a M.D. in the U.S. or Hawaiʻi BEFORE you can register.
  • Health Clearance Form [PDF]
  • Health Clearance Information
  • Students must have documented proof of health insurance coverage

Step 5.   SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS OR DIPLOMA

Students are responsible to obtain official translation if documents received are not in English.

Step 6.   DEMONSTRATE ENGLISH PROFICIENCY

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for international candidates whose native language is not English. A minimum TOEFL score of 61 on the Internet Based Test (iBT), 173 (computer based testing) or 500 (paper-based test) is required. Scores must be less than two years old and must be sent directly to UH Maui College (code #4510) from ETS. For information about TOEFL, visit the website at www.toefl.com

A score of 5.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is also accepted.  For information about IELTS, visit the website at www.ielts.org.

International students who do not have the TOEFL or IELTS score to enter UH Maui College’s credit classes can begin their studies at the Maui Language Institute Program (MLI).  After successfully completing this program, students may enter UHMC credit classes without a TOEFL or IELTS score.

Step 7.   FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS ONLY (FROM OTHER US INSTITUTION)

If you are currently attending another college in the United States, submit the Verification of Enrollment [PDF] to the International Student Office at your school. Once the form is complete, please have the college send the form directly to UH Maui College.

If you would like to initiate an evaluation of the credits you previously earned to see if they are transferable to UH Maui College, please request for an official copy of your transcript and course descriptions to be mailed directly to:

UH Maui College
Admissions and Records Office
310 W. Kaʻahumanu Avenue
Kahului, HI  96732

To be considered official, the transcript has to be sent directly to UH Maui College from the institution in which the courses were taken. Hand carried transcripts are not acceptable, even if the envelope has not been opened.

Students who have not demonstrated good academic standing at their previous school will not be accepted.

If you have earned college credit at an accredited college or university in the U.S., visit our Transfer Student website for more information.

AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED (acceptance letter will be mailed):

Step 8.   APPLY FOR YOUR STUDENT VISA

Once accepted, UH Maui College will mail your form I-20 which is the document you will need to apply for your F-1 student visa. Check with your local Embassy or Consulate for more information.

Step 9.   PAY THE I-901 SEVIS FEE

Step 10.   GET A UH USERNAME

Detailed directions will be sent to you in your acceptance letter. This account allows you to register for classes online, check grades, pay online, and much more!

Step 11.   TAKE A LOCAL TUBERCULOSIS TEST (TB)

Hawaiʻi State Board of Health requires all international students to take a TB test here on the island shortly after arrival. Students should plan to arrive in Hawaiʻi in enough time to take the test and receive results prior to the start of the semester.

Step 12.   PLACEMENT TESTING

Once you have been accepted to the college, we will send you information on when and where to take your placement test. All new students need to take the COMPASS Placement Test to determine current levels of English and Math skills. The test should be taken before registering for courses.

Step 13.   ONLINE STUDENT ORIENTATION (First Year Students ONLY)

All first year students are required to complete online orientation before they meet with an academic advisor.  Please contact UHMC First Year Experience (FYE) Office at (808) 984-3549 or visit the FYE website.

Step 14.   MEET WITH ACADEMIC COUNSELORS AND REGISTER FOR COURSES

Once the placement test is complete and the TB has been cleared locally, students should meet with an Academic Counselor for course registration. The Academic Counselor can assist you by reviewing previous courses taken (if applicable) and determining which courses are needed to complete your program requirements. All first-time college students who never attended an institution in the U.S. are required to complete New Student Registration (see acceptance packet).

Step 15. PAY YOUR TUITION AND FEES BY THE POSTED DEADLINE

After you have registered for classes, tuition can be paid online through MyUH Portal using a credit card or in person at the Business Office (Ho’okipa Building, Kahului Campus) using cash, check, or debit card.

View Payment Procedures and Options

Step 16. PURCHASE YOUR BOOKS AND SUPPLIES

Take a copy of your class schedule to the UH Maui College Bookstore (located on the ground floor of the Pilina Building on the UH Maui College Kahului Campus) to purchase your textbooks. For bookstore hours, call (808) 984 -3248.

It’s easy to apply to the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College

You can submit your application in just minutes using our online form. No essays, no SAT’s required! If you have any questions, feel free to send us an email or give us a call. We’re here to help.

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Contact Information

Do you need to call us? Fax information? Please use the following numbers:

Toll-Free: 800-479-6692 | Phone: 808-984-3267 | Fax: 808-984-3872 | Email: uhmcar@hawaii.edu

Mailing address: Admissions & Records, University of Hawaiʻi Maui College, 310 W. Kaʻahumanu Ave, Kahului, HI 96732