How to Apply

Attending Leeward CC is the Smart Choice.

You’ll have a variety of program options, you’ll save money, and you’ll have faculty and staff committed to helping you succeed! Applying is easy. No SATs, no essays! Just follow the instructions based on the student categories in the two sections below.

For questions or additional assistance with the enrollment process, please view the Admissions FAQ or contact:

    • First Time Freshman, High School (Early College), and Military & Veteran students, email or call (808) 455-0533
    • Returning, Transfer, Senior Citizens, and International students, email or call (808) 455-0533

If you’re on campus, we’re still here for you! Please visit us at our new Student Services Welcome Center in AD 201.

Student Application Categories

If one of these student categories describes you, complete your application then click on your category and follow the steps.

A student attending college for the first time. You must be 18 years of age by the first day of instruction, a high school graduate or have received a GED. 

Step 1: Apply to Leeward CC
Once you receive your acceptance email, continue with the following steps:

Step 2: Create your UH Username

Step 3: Take your Placement Test

Step 4: Complete your Health Clearance Form
Please use Med+Proctor to submit medical/immunization records. Itʻs easy – just follow these steps!

Step 5: New Student Orientation (NSO) Online
You must complete NSO Online to familiarize yourself with important campus information. The NSO Online link is in your acceptance email.

For questions about NSO Online, please call 808-455-0525 or complete this help form.

Step 6: Mandatory Incoming Student Advising
An academic advisor/Counselor will help you choose your classes and explore careers so that you are on track. You will receive the link to sign up for an Incoming Student Advising appointment once you complete NSO Online.

View the Online AA Degree-specific onboarding requirements.

Step 7: Register for Classes
You will register for your classes at your Incoming Student Advising appointment. 

Step 8: Pay for your Tuition
For more information about other payment options and deadlines, please see Making College Affordable.

Step 9: Purchase your Textbooks

Step 10: You’re ready to attend class!
Access your schedule by logging into your STAR GPS. Taking online classes? Check out the Laulima Student Tutorial and video to help you navigate and access your online courses and material.

Transfer From a Non-UH Campus
A student currently attending college or has earned college credit(s) from a non-UH campus.

Step 1: Apply to Leeward CC
Once you receive your acceptance email, continue with the following steps:

Step 2: Create your UH Username

Step 3: Take your Placement Test
View the Online AA Degree-specific onboarding requirements.

Step 4: Complete your Health Clearance Form
Please use Med+Proctor to submit medical/immunization records. Itʻs easy – just follow these steps!

Step 5: Register for Classes
You will register for your classes at your Incoming Student Advising appointment. For more information on navigating your STAR, please visit STAR GPS Registration.

Step 6: Pay for your Tuition
For more information about other payment options and deadlines, please see Making College Affordable.

Step 7: Complete a Transcript Evaluation Request Form
Submit your form via file drop using the following instructions

Step 8: Purchase your Textbooks

Step 9: You’re ready to attend class!
Access your schedule by logging into your STAR GPS. Taking online classes? Check out the Laulima Student Tutorial and video to help you navigate and access your online courses and material.

Transfer from a UH Campus
A student who is currently attending another UH campus.

Step 1: Complete a Change of Home Institution Form
Submit your form via file drop using the following instructions.

Step 2: Register for Classes
You will register for your classes at your Incoming Student Advising appointment. For more information on navigating your STAR, please visit STAR GPS Registration.

Step 3: Pay for your Tuition
For more information about other payment options and deadlines, please see Making College Affordable.

Step 4: Purchase your Textbooks

Step 5: You’re ready to attend class!
Access your schedule by logging into your STAR GPS. Taking online classes? Check out the Laulima Student Tutorial and video to help you navigate and access your online courses and material.

A student returning to Leeward CC after taking at least one semester off.

Step 1: Apply to Leeward CC
Once you receive your acceptance email, continue with the following steps:

Step 2: Reactivate your UH Username

Step 3: Please contact the Student Health Center to review if any of your previous immunization records are on file.

View the Online AA Degree-specific onboarding requirements.

Step 4: Register for Classes
You will register for your classes at your Incoming Student Advising appointment. For more information on navigating your STAR, please visit STAR GPS Registration.

Step 5: Pay for your Tuition
For more information about other payment options and deadlines, please see Making College Affordable.

Step 6: Purchase your Textbooks

Step 7: You’re ready to attend class!
Access your schedule by logging into your STAR GPS. Taking online classes? Check out the Laulima Student Tutorial and video to help you navigate and access your online courses and material.

A current high school student taking college courses.

Step 1: Apply to Leeward CC
Once you receive your acceptance email, continue with the following steps:

Step 2: Choose an Early College Program
Every high school has its own policies and procedures to enter its Early College programs. Work closely with your high school early college counselor to select an early college program that’s best fit for you.

Step 3: Work with your high school counselor to submit BOTH a Leeward CC Application AND either a Dual Credit or Early Admission Application. Please check with your high school Early College counselor for requirements.
Homeschooled students should speak directly with the Leeward CC Early Admit Counselor.

Note Early College-specific deadlines: May 1 for summer and fall; November 15 for spring. No late applications are accepted.

Once you received your acceptance email…

Step 4:Create your UH Username

Step 5: Take your Placement Test
View the Online AA Degree-specific onboarding requirements.

Step 6: Submit all required documents to your high school counselor.

Step 7: Connect with your high school Early College counselor who will inform you about registration dates.

Step 8: You’re ready to attend class!
Access your schedule by logging into your STAR GPS. Taking online classes? Check out the Laulima Student Tutorial and video to help you navigate and access your online courses and material

Active Duty Military, Military Dependent, Veteran, Hawaii-Based National Guard

Step 1: Apply to Leeward CC
Once you receive your acceptance email, continue with the following steps:

Step 2: Create your UH Username

Step 3: Apply for Benefits
Apply for your VA Education Benefit online. Veterans who plan to give their dependents all or some of their Education Benefit must apply online for Transferred Education Benefits.

Step 4: Submit Documents
If you are a Veteran, a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) and DD214 must be submitted to the VA School Certifying Officials at the Admissions and Records Office. For more information regarding benefits, please visit our Military page.

If you are on Military Orders on the island, a copy of your Military Orders must be filed and dropped to the Leeward CC Admissions and Records office using the following instructions.

Step 5: Take your Placement Test
View the Online AA Degree-specific onboarding requirements.

Step 6: Complete your Health Clearance Form
Please use Med+Proctor to submit medical/immunization records. Itʻs easy – just follow these steps!

Step 7: New Student Orientation for First-Time College Students Only
Students must complete New Student Orientation Online as new first-time students. The NSO Online link is in your acceptance email.

For questions about New Student Orientation, please call (808) 0455-0525 or complete this help form.

Step 8: Mandatory Incoming Student Advising for First-Time College Students Only
An academic advisor/counselor will help you choose your classes and explore careers to stay on track. You will receive the link to sign up for an Incoming Student Advising appointment once you complete NSO Online.

Step 9: Register for Classes
You will register for your classes at your Incoming Student Advising Appointment. For more information on navigating your STAR, please visit STAR GPS Registration.

Step 10: Pay for your Tuition
For more information about other payment options and deadlines, please see Making College Affordable.

For additional information about these benefits, please see our Military page. 

Step 11: Purchase your Textbooks

Step 12: You’re ready to attend class!
Access your schedule by logging into your STAR GPS. Taking online classes? Check out the Laulima Student Tutorial and video to help you navigate and access your online courses and material.

The Office of International Programs is here to help you every step of the way through the admissions process. You’ll receive personal attention and guidance here at Leeward CC and become a valued and important member of our campus community. We look forward to meeting you!

Minimum Requirements for Degree Program:

    • You must be 18 years of age
      OR you must have completed high school or the equivalent
    • You must have a minimum TOEFL score of 61iBT (500PBT), or IELTS score of 5.5, STEP EIKEN 2A, or GTEC 1051, Duolingo score of 85 (No official English Proficiency Test Score is required for the ESL Pathway Program).

Forms:

Email or Mail ALL of the documents to:
Leeward Community College
Office of International Programs
96-045 Ala ‘Ike
Pearl City, Hawai‘i 96782 

Email: lccintl@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 455-0570
Note: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. However, we strongly recommend applying 3 months before the start of a semester.

Senior Citizen Visitor Program
Eligible senior citizens may attend Leeward CC without payment of tuition and fees as a “senior visitor”. Senior Visitors must apply and obtain all approvals each semester, and no earlier than the first day of instruction for the term. Eligible seniors are limited to visiting no more than three (3) courses per semester and the Senior Visitor Program is not offered during summer sessions.

Participation in the Senior Visitor Program is not guaranteed and is dependent upon eligibility, and availability of space in the course, and ultimately requires the approval of the faculty teaching the course. The decision of the faculty member to approve or deny a senior visitor request is final.

To be eligible, applicants to the Senior Visitor Program must:

    • Be sixty (60) years of age or older as of the first day of instruction for the semester.
    • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i for tuition purposes as defined by the University.
    • Submit all required Health Clearance documentation.
    • Meet all course prerequisites.

Senior Visitors must also abide by the UH Student Conduct Code.

Senior Citizens who qualify for the Senior Citizen Visitor Program should complete an online Leeward CC Senior Visitor Program Application. Applications may be submitted once the Fall or Spring Class Availability information is made available online, but please note that senior visitor applications will not be reviewed until after the first day of instruction for the semester you are applying for.

Please contact the Admissions and Records Office if you have any questions.

Email: leeapply@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 455-0642

 

Application Deadlines

Leeward Community College Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

For Fall Semester (classes beginning in August): September 1 – August 1 (Extended to August 9)
For Spring Semester (classes beginning in January): July 1 – December 15
For Summer Session I (classes offered May – July): January 15 – May 15
For Summer Session II (classes offered July – August): January 15 – June 21

For International Students See International Programs (F-1 Visa)
For Early College Students (Running Start, Jump Start, Early Admit, Early Admit for Home School Students)

    • May 1 for Fall Semester
    • November 15 for Spring Semester
    • May 1 for Summer Session

Please be advised that applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted, and all documents submitted become the property of the university and will be kept confidential.