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E KOMO MAI! WELCOME! Whether you're attending college for the first time or coming back after years away, Windward Community College can help you reach your goals. First, you need to apply and receive your acceptance notification before you can register for classes. Get started here to Go Forward!

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • Are 18 years of age or older, or
  • Have earned a U.S. high school diploma, GED or equivalency

Choose the type of student that best describes you to view the admissions process:

STEP 1. SUBMIT ONLINE SYSTEM APPLICATION

Complete the Online Application

  • There is a non-refundable $25 application fee for non-Hawaiʻi residents
    • Active military stationed in Hawaii, their dependents, or veteran discharged within the past three years and physically in Hawaii are exempt from this fee.
      • To apply for the Military Non-Resident Exemption submit a copy of your Military Orders
  • Information about Residency for Tuition Purposes
  • Additional information for International Students
  • Apply on time! See the application deadlines below

APPLY NOW


Step 2. RECEIVE YOUR DECISION NOTIFICATION

You will be notified via email of your acceptance into the college along with registration information. Your acceptance notification will be sent to your hawaii.edu account if it is still active.

STEP 3. APPLY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Apply for Financial Aid through FAFSA at https://fafsa.ed.gov

Windward CC is a state-approved institution for veteran education benefits. View our VA Educational benefits page for more information on eligibility.

STEP 4. HEALTH CLEARANCE

Submit your Certificate of Tuberculosis (TB) Examination and record of immunization of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) to the Admissions & Records Office (Hale Alakai 112 or call at 808-235-7432). This is REQUIRED before you can register for courses!!

STEP 5. TAKE THE PLACEMENT TEST

Complete placement process for math and English in ONE of the following ways:

  • Bring documents for placement evaluation (ex: high school transcript, SAT, ACT, Smarter Balanced Assessment) to your New Student Orientation or to your counselor.
  • Take the placement test at the Testing Center (808-235-7498) at Hale La'akea (Library), Room 228.

STEP 6. GET A UH USERNAME

  • Set up your MyUH account at https://hawaii.edu/username/.

    • MyUH Services allows you to register for classes, check your financial aid status, check grades, make online payments, sign-up for payment plans, and much more!

STEP 7. ATTEND NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION (NSO)

NSO is required of all New-To-College students for the Spring and Fall semesters. NSO enrollment is optional for Summer sessions.

  • Call 808-235-7454 to schedule your NSO held at Hale Ākoakoa 232 with a WCC Peer Mentor.
  • Attend NSO before registering for classes.

STEP 8. REGISTER FOR CLASSES WITH YOUR COUNSELOR

An Academic Counselor can assist you by reviewing previous courses taken and determining which courses are needed to complete your program requirements. An Academic Counselor can also advise you on whether or not you'll need to take a placement exam.

  • Check your "View Holds" link on MyUH.
    • Holds prevent registration and can include Financial Obligation Hold, New Student Orientation Hold, Academic Advising Hold, or other holds. Holds such as Financial Aid Obligation must be cleared (paid) before you can register for classes.
  • Schedule an appointment with Advising/Academic Counseling

STEP 9. PAY FOR CLASSES BY THE DEADLINE (FAFSA, UH Payment Plan, etc.)

After you have registered for classes, tuition/fees can be paid online through MyUH Services using a credit/debit card or in person at the Business Office (Hale Alakai 114) using cash, check or debit card.

  • If you register, you are responsible for all charges.
  • View Windward Calendar for tuition/fees deadlines

STEP 10. ATTEND FROSH CAMP

  • Contact your counselor to reserve your spot at Frosh Camp.
  • Meet fellow students and learn how to navigate your college journey with tools for success.

STEP 11. PURCHASE YOUR BOOKS AND SUPPLIES

Take a copy of your class schedule to the Windward CC Bookstore (Hale Akoakoa 160) to purchase your textbooks. For bookstore hours, call (808) 845-9105.

And finally, go to class!!!

Welcome back to Windward Community College! Whether you’re returning to complete your degree, begin a new program, or just taking classes to brush up on some skills, we’re glad that you’ve decided to further your education with us. Follow these easy steps to get started today!

Step 1. SUBMIT ONLINE SYSTEM APPLICATION

Complete the Online Application

  • There is a non-refundable $25 application fee for non-Hawaiʻi residents
    • Active military stationed in Hawaii, their dependents, or veteran discharged within the past three years and physically in Hawaii are exempt from this fee.
      • To apply for the Military Non-Resident Exemption submit a copy of your Military Orders
  • Information about Residency for Tuition Purposes
  • Additional information for International Students
  • Apply on time! See the application deadlines below

APPLY NOW


Step 2. Receive your Decision Notification

You will be notified via email of your acceptance into the college along with registration information. Your acceptance notification will be sent to your hawaii.edu account if it is still active.

STEP 3. APPLY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Apply for Financial Aid through FAFSA at https://fafsa.ed.gov

Windward CC is a state-approved institution for veteran education benefits. View our VA Educational benefits page for more information on eligibility.

STEP 4. REACTIVATE YOUR MYUH SERVICES ACCOUNT

  • Reactivate your MyUH account at https://hawaii.edu/username/.

    • Click on "Get a UH username" and fill out the Check Status Form
    • MyUH Services allows you to register for classes, check your financial aid status, check grades, make online payments, sign-up for payment plans, and much more!

STEP 5. MEET WITH AN ACADEMIC COUNSELOR

An Academic Counselor can assist you by reviewing previous courses taken and determining which courses are needed to complete your program requirements. An Academic Counselor can also advise you on whether or not you'll need to take a placement exam.

  • Check your "View Holds" link on MyUH.
    • Holds prevent registration and can include Financial Obligation Hold, New Student Orientation Hold, Academic Advising Hold, or other holds. Holds such as Financial Aid Obligation must be cleared (paid) before you can register for classes.
  • Schedule an appointment with Advising/Academic Counseling

STEP 6. REGISTER FOR COURSES

Students can register online for courses by logging on to MyUH Services.

STEP 7. PAY FOR CLASSES (FAFSA, UH Payment Plan, etc.) AND BUY BOOKS

After you have registered for classes, tuition/fees can be paid online through MyUH Services using a credit/debit card or in person at the Business Office (Hale Alakai 114) using cash, check or debit card.

  • If you register, you are responsible for all charges.
  • View Windward Calendar for tuition/fees deadlines

STEP 8. PURCHASE YOUR BOOKS AND SUPPLIES

Take a copy of your class schedule to the Windward CC Bookstore (located in Hale Akoakoa 160) to purchase your textbooks. For bookstore hours, call (808) 845-9105.

And finally, go to class!!!

If you have previously attended or are currently attending another institution follow these easy steps to get started with us:

STEP 1. SUBMIT ONLINE SYSTEM APPLICATION

Complete the Online Application

  • There is a non-refundable $25 application fee for non-Hawaiʻi residents
    • Active military stationed in Hawaii, their dependents, or veteran discharged within the past three years and physically in Hawaii are exempt from this fee.
      • To apply for the Military Non-Resident Exemption submit a copy of your Military Orders
  • Information about Residency for Tuition Purposes
  • Additional information for International Students
  • Apply on time! See the application deadlines below

APPLY NOW


Step 2. Receive your Decision Notification

You will be notified via email of your acceptance into the college along with registration information. Your acceptance notification will be sent to your hawaii.edu account if it is still active.

STEP 3. APPLY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Apply for Financial Aid through FAFSA at https://fafsa.ed.gov

Windward CC is a state-approved institution for veteran education benefits. View our VA Educational benefits page for more information on eligibility.

STEP 4. SUBMIT HEALTH CLEARANCE FORMS

Submit your Certificate of Tuberculosis (TB) Examination and record of immunization of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) to the Admissions & Records Office (Hale Alakai 112 or call at 808-235-7432). This is REQUIRED before you can register for courses!!

STEP 5. REQUEST FOR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS

For Non-UH Transfer Credits

  • If you would like to transfer your credits previously earned, request your college to send an official transcript to be sent directly to the Admissions and Records office at Windward Community College at 45-720 Keaahala Road, Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744. Hand carried transcripts (even unopened) cannot be considered official.

For UH Transfer Credits

  • If you would like to transfer credits previously earned, complete the Transcript Evaluation Request Form [pdf] and submit to the Admissions & Records Office (Hale Alaka‘i 112) for an official transcript evaluation.

Request for copies of course descriptions or course syllabi to be submitted with the official transcripts.

See the Course Transfer Database for a list of course equivalencies/evaluations for UH and non-UH colleges and universities.

STEP 6. GET A UH USERNAME

Create a UH Username

  • Set up your MyUH account at https://hawaii.edu/username/.

    • MyUH Services allows you to register for classes, check your financial aid status, check grades, make online payments, sign-up for payment plans, and much more!

or

Reactivate your MyUH account

  • Reactivate your MyUH account at https://hawaii.edu/username/.

    • Click on "Get a UH username" and fill out the Check Status Form
    • MyUH Services allows you to register for classes, check your financial aid status, check grades, make online payments, sign-up for payment plans, and much more!

STEP 7. MEET WITH AN ACADEMIC COUNSELOR

An Academic Counselor can assist you by reviewing previous courses taken and determining which courses are needed to complete your program requirements. An Academic Counselor can also advise you on whether or not you'll need to take a placement exam.

You can provide unofficial transcript(s) to your counselor for completed college courses (e.g. math and/or English) in order to meet WCC course pre-requisite.

STEP 8. REGISTER FOR COURSES

Students can register online for courses by logging on to MyUH Services.

STEP 9. PAY FOR CLASSES BY THE DEADLINE (FAFSA, UH Payment Plan, etc.)

After you have registered for classes, tuition/fees can be paid online through MyUH Services using a credit/debit card or in person at the Business Office (Hale Alakai 114) using cash, check or debit card.

  • If you register, you are responsible for all charges.
  • View Windward Calendar for tuition/fees deadlines

STEP 11. PURCHASE YOUR BOOKS AND SUPPLIES

Take a copy of your class schedule to the Windward CC Bookstore (located in Hale Akoakoa 160) to purchase your textbooks. For bookstore hours, call (808) 845-9105.

And finally, go to class!!!

STEP 1. FULFILL ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT

  • Submit OFFICIAL Test scores for TOEFL, IELTS, or EIKEN scores directly to Windward CC Admissions & Records Office at 45 Kea'ahala Rd Kaneohe, HI 96744.
  • Score must be within 2 years prior to the start of the semester.
  • Minimum score for admission are: TOEFL (internet base) = 61, TOEFL (paper base) = 500, IELTS (academic section) = 5.5, EIKEN = Step 2A.
  • You do NOT need the TOEFL if your native Language is English (Australia, Canada except Quebec, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

STEP 2. SUBMIT ONLINE SYSTEM APPLICATION

Complete the Online Application

  • There is a non-refundable $25 application fee for non-Hawaiʻi residents
    • Active military stationed in Hawaii, their dependents, or veteran discharged within the past three years and physically in Hawaii are exempt from this fee.
      • To apply for the Military Non-Resident Exemption submit a copy of your Military Orders
  • Information about Residency for Tuition Purposes
  • Additional information for International Students
  • Apply on time! See the application deadlines below

APPLY NOW


STEP 3. SUBMIT SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION FORM

  • Download Supplemental Information Form at http://hawaii.edu/admissions/
  • Obtain evidence of financial support
    • Obtain a letter from your bank or your sponsor's bank (on bank stationary) verifying savings of at least $24,000.00 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.

      View Tuition and Fees

STEP 4. SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS OR DIPLOMA

  • Official high school (secondary) transcripts showing evidence of successful completion of schooling equivalent to 12 years of US education sent directly by the high school to Windward CC Admissions and Records Office (must include graduation date)
  • Official college (post-secondary) transcripts sent directly by college to Windward CC Admissions and Records Office
  • All transcripts must be in English or accompanied by an English translation that has been certified by either a school official or a U.S. consular official

STEP 5. SUBMIT PROOF OF HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE

To protect international student against the high cost of unanticipated health care expenses resulting from accidents or illness, proof of health insurance coverage is required to be able to attend classes.

STEP 6. FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS ONLY

If you are currently attending another college in the United States, submit the TRANSFER F1 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT form [pdf] to the International Student Adviser at your school. Once the form is complete, please have the college send the form directly to Windward Community College.

STEP 7. ONCE YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED...

  • Apply for your student VISA
    • Once accepted, Windward CC 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
  • Pay the I-901 SEVIS fee via http://www.ice.gov/sevis/i901
    • The SEVIS fee is required before the VISA interview

STEP 8. SUBMIT HEALTH CLEARANCE FORMS

Submit your Certificate of Tuberculosis (TB) Examination and record of immunization of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) to the Admissions & Records Office (Hale Alakai 112 or call at 808-235-7432). This is REQUIRED before you can register for courses!!

  • 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 for classes.
  • 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.
    • Where Can I Get a TB Test?
      • TB skin tests are provided free of charge at the Windward Health Center down the hill from Windward CC from 1:30pm to 3:30pm every Tuesday. For more information, call (808) 233-5450. See the center in Google Maps.
  • Health Clearance Form [pdf]
  • Health Clearance Information
  • Students must have documented proof of health insurance coverage

STEP 9. GET A UH USERNAME

Detailed directions will be sent to you in your acceptance letter.

  • Set up your MyUH account at https://hawaii.edu/username/.

    • MyUH Services allows you to register for classes, check your financial aid status, check grades, make online payments, sign-up for payment plans, and much more!

STEP 10. MEET WITH AN ACADEMIC COUNSELOR AND REGISTER FOR COURSES

Once 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 11. PAY YOUR TUITION AND FEES BY THE POSTED DEADLINE

After you have registered for classes, tuition/fees can be paid online through MyUH Services using a credit/debit card or in person at the Business Office (Hale Alakai 114) using cash, check, or debit card.

STEP 12. PURCHASE YOUR BOOKS AND SUPPLIES

Take a copy of your class schedule to the Windward CC Bookstore (located in Hale Akoakoa 160) to purchase your textbooks. For bookstore hours, call (808) 845-9105.

Step 13. First Week of Classes

During the first week of the semester, you will need to provide the following information:

  • Proof of valid up-to-date medical health insurance
  • A copy of your current passport
  • A local mailing address

For students wanting to enroll in short-term, non-credit offerings and services.

Learn more about what Career and Community Education can offer you.

Windward Community College offers a "Senior Citizen Visitor Program" to bona fide residents of the State of Hawaii who are 60 years of age or older. This program is for Spring and Fall semesters only and is not available for Summer sessions.

The Senior Visitor Pass is valid for the one semester only. If you wish to continue the next semester, you will need to submit another Senior Citizen Visitor Pass application. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions & Records Office at 235-7432

STEP 1. SUBMIT SENIOR CITIZEN VISITOR PASS APPLICATION

Complete the Senior Citizen Visitor Pass application and Residency Declaration form at our Admissions & Records Office in Hale Alakai 112 no earlier than the last day of the late registration period. See the academic calendar for specific dates.

  • Course fees may apply. Must meet course pre-requisite, must be clear of UH financial aid oblications.

STEP 2. HEALTH CLEARANCE

Every senior visitor must submit a Certificate of Tuberculosis (TB) Examination and record of immunization of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) to the Admissions & Records Office (MMR exempted if born before 1957).

All documents and health clearances need to be submitted to Admissions & Records office no later than the second Friday of instruction.

STEP 3. RECEIVE YOUR SENIOR VISITOR PASS

Once the Admissions & Records Office receives your application and health clearance, you will be notified and must pick up your Senior Visitor Pass from the Admissions & Records Office (Hale Alakai 112).

STEP 4. INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL

Senior visitor pass is valid only for open classes and is subject to the instructor's approval. You must obtain approval for every class you wish to attend as a visitor. You may seek instructor approval to attend a class as a visitor by presenting the senior visitor pass to the instructor to be signed.

STEP 5. SUBMIT SENIOR VISITOR PASS

Submit your signed Senior Visitor Pass to the Admissions & Records Office to complete the application process.

  • No tuition and fees will be charged for the classes you attend as a senior visitor. You are expected to comply with all College policies while a visitor at the campus
  • You will not receive any credit for classes that you attended as a visitor, nor will a record of your enrollment be kept. If you wish to receive credit or have records for a class, you must enroll as a regular student and pay the applicable tuition and fees.



Application Deadlines

Semester Semester Period Applications are Accepted:
Fall August to December September 1 to August 1
Spring January to May July 1 to December 15
Summer I May to July February 1 to May 10
Summer II July to August February 1 to June 15

Distance Education and online classes, auditing a class, and faculty/staff tuition waiver applicants must meet the same admissions deadlines.

International applicants, please refer to International Students section for deadline dates.


Other Documentation Requirements

  • Admissions & Records may request additional information and documents to verify your Hawaii Residency Requirements for tuition purposes.
  • Military Orders are required of active Military service member stationed in Hawai‘i.
  • High School student enrolling in college while attending high school
    • DOE public or Charter high school submit Dual Credit application
    • Private high school or home school submit Early Admit Application
  • Request for Transcript Evaluation for previous coursework (and military training) to be evaluated for transfer to WCC Admissions & Records Office, and you must also complete a Request for Transcript Evaluation form [pdf]
  • Call the Admissions & Records Office before faxing any documents (808) 235-7432

Contact Us

Admissions & Records Office
Hale Alakai, Room 112
45-720 Kea‘ahala Rd.
Kāne‘ohe, Hawai‘i 96744
(808) 235-7432

Hours (except holidays)

  • operation hours: 7:45 am to 4:30 pm
  • office hours: 8:00 am to 4:15 pm