How to Apply
International students may apply to the credit program for the fall and spring semesters.
The I-20 application deadline is July 1 for fall and November 1 for spring.
All international students must meet the following requirements to enter the credit
Minimum TOEFL score of 480 or 157 (Computer Based Testing)
UHMC COMPASS Placement Test Reading score 56
UHMC COMPASS Placement Test Writing score 40
Interview (Interchange Level 3)
Paragraph Test (a minimum of English 19 recommendation)
Applicants not meeting any of the above requirements are required to enroll in the Maui
Language Institute program (ESL) for a minimum of one semester prior to entering the
If you pass the English language requirements, you may apply directly to the credit
program. Here are the steps:
1. Complete the University of Hawai’i, Community College System general
application. Download a PDF of the application here.
2. Complete the International Student Supplementary Information form. Current
bank statements and financial aid award letters must accompany the
Supplementary Information form.
3. Take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if from a non-English
speaking country and achieve a score of 480 minimum. This test, developed and
administered by the Educational Testing Service, is given at international testing
centers. Results should be received by the College. Students may schedule by
phone, fax, or by mail. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 609-771-7500 Mail: Test of
English as a Foreign Language Educational Testing Service P.O. Box 6151,
Princeton, NJ U.S.A. 08541-6151
4. Submit a complete and certified English translation of your high school transcript.
5. In compliance with public health regulations, new students must show evidence
that they are free of active tuberculosis, measles, mumps, and rubella prior to
enrollment. UHMC complies with all applicable requirements of other State health
agencies and councils as may be required by law or by rules and regulations.
International students must wait until they arrive in the US to complete these test
as only tuberculosis ands chest x-ray clearances administered in the US will be
6. Demonstrate proof that you are enrolled in a health and accident insurance plan.
The intent of this requirement is to protect international students against the high
cost of unanticipated health care expenses resulting from accidents or illness. The
average cost per year is approximately $500. More information is available from
Admission & Records or Student Activities. Contact Form
International students are required to take a full course load (a minimum of 12 credit
hours a semester toward their program) in addition to complying with all regulations of
the Immigration and Naturalization Service as well as with applicable policy of Board of
Regents of the University of Hawai‘i and the policies of University of Hawaii Maui College.