Transfer Services for International Students
College and university-level courses completed at accredited institutions outside the U.S. may qualify you to receive transfer credit (advanced standing) at HPU. Your previous international coursework is evaluated on a case-by-case basis according to the following guidelines:
The college or university you attended outside the U.S. must be regionally accredited
Coursework must be academic in nature (HPU does not award transfer credit for vocational or work-related training)
Transfer credit can only be awarded for courses completed with the equivalent U.S. grade of C- or better (examples: Pass/Fail courses and ECTS grades of “E” or lower cannot be transferred)
In order to have international coursework evaluated for transfer credit at HPU, you must submit the following:
Transcripts: Official transcripts must be mailed directly to HPU from the international institution you attended (please note: faxes, e-mail attachments, transcripts on school websites, unofficial copies, and 3rd party evaluations cannot be accepted for admission to HPU)
Course descriptions: Official course descriptions for all courses you wish to have evaluated for possible transfer credit must be sent directly to HPU from your previous international institution
English-language translations: If your official transcripts and course descriptions are not originally issued in English by your previous institution, you are required to have these documents certified and professionally translated into English.
If you are considering transferring to HPU and would like to have your international coursework evaluated, please email the following information to us (allow up to 3-4 weeks for your unofficial evaluation to be completed):
A copy of your official transcript and course descriptions (professionally translated into English)
Your intended major at HPU
The academic term you would like to begin your studies
Hawai'i Pacific University has articulation agreements with various institutions throughout the world. We recognize and guarantee transfer credits for courses completed (with a grade of "C-" or higher) from these partner institutions. To find out if your current school has an articulation agreement with HPU, see your college counselor or, contact the International Center.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Students
Please request your official electronic IB transcript be sent to HPU from the International Baccalaureate Organization (HPU cannot use school-issued transcripts to award transfer credit for IB exams).
For more information contact:
Jeffrey Ho, M.A.
Associate Director of International Transcript Evaluation and Articulation Agreements
Tel: (808) 544-9308