Whether you're attending college for the first time or coming back after years away, the UH Community Colleges can help you reach your goal through small classes, affordable tuition and convenient class times and locations.
You are eligible to apply any one of the University of Hawai'i Community Colleges, if you:
- Are 18 years of age or older, or
- Have earned a high school diploma, GED or equivalency
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Obtain and complete the UH System Application Form
All University of Hawai'i campuses use the same System Application Form for undergraduate enrollment, however, applications are submitted to and processed by each individual campus.
- UH System Application (PDF)
System Application Form 160 KB PDF
- Apply Online
Online Application Form 592 KB PDF
Submit an application if you are:
- Not currently enrolled at any of the UH system campuses.
- A first-time college student.
- A returning student (a person who previously attended but is not currently enrolled at any other UH campus).
- A transfer student (a person who is currently or was previously enrolled at a non-UH institution).
- An Early Admission or Running Start student (a high school student admitted under the Early Admission or Running Start program).
- For general admissions, notification will be sent within two weeks after the UH System Application and other required documents are received.
- During periods when a high volume of applications is being processed, notification of acceptance or rejection may be delayed.
Check Residency Status
You must submit the Residency Declaration form, which is on the reverse side of the UH System Application Form. It is used to determine your residency status for tuition purposes.
If you do not qualify as a bona fide resident of the State of Hawai'i, according to the UH regulations in effect at the time you register, you must pay nonresident tuition for your classes. Residency status will be determined at the time of application. You may be required to provide verifying documentation.
Submit the following to the college of your choice.
- UH System Application Form.
- If applicable, include the $25.00 nonresident application fee with your application form. See individual community colleges for details.
- College or university transcripts are required if you want transfer credits from non-UH institutions.
- If you have Advanced Placement (AP) or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) scores and want to receive college credits, submit test scores.
- UH Community Colleges require that Tuberculosis (TB) and Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) immunization clearances be submitted to the Admissions and Records office prior to registration.
- You may be accepted to college without clearance, but you will not be able to register for classes until your clearance documents are received. For details, contact the campus of your choice.
Please familiarize yourself with the admissions requirements of the campus you plan to attend by visiting the campus' home page.