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Natascha Ometto

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One of the best things about HPU is the Career Services Center, which I find is very useful. They assist students with getting internships and finding business contacts. They also set up meetings with well-known companies who need new employees so I could meet with business people face-to-face. I got an internship at Sheraton Waikiki as the Front Office Manager, which was a good experience for me because Hawaii has the best travel industry in the world.


English Requirements for International Students

Hawai‘i Pacific University is dedicated to serving all international students who want to call HPU home. We have programs to accommodate all levels of English. Please consult the chart below to find your placement. If you are unsure email us with your questions. Test scores may not be more than two years old.

Graduate students can apply either via Regular Admission or via ELS Centers. GRE and GMAT scores are not needed for programs in Business at the time of application. English proficiency for graduate level students cannot be met through high school records.




Level 1


Level 2



TOEFL (IBT) 47-60 61-79 80
IELTS 5.0 5.5 6.0
ELS Centers 105 to 108 109 to 111 112
Step Eiken Grade 2 Grade 2A Pre 1
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) - - 58
SAT (Critical Reading + Critical Writing) - - 800
SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing) - - 450
ACT - English Score - - 18
AP English - - 3
IB - HL English (Language A) - - 5
Attended a college or university in which the primary language of instruction is English (no ESL classes). 1 Year
Attended a high school in which the primary language of instruction is English (no ESL classes). 2 Years
Completed an in-person English course equivalent to HPU's WRI 1100 at an accredited college or university. Grade C or Better


Country Specific Requirements

High school transcripts with an average of 7 on 12 grading scale and 9 on 13 grading scale.
DAAD - minimum "B2" average
A grade of 4 or better in English class from high school.
High school transcript with MVG in English A or VG in English B (old grading scale)
or grade B or higher in English 5 or grade C or higher in English 6 (new grading scale)


All full-time incoming students take HPU's Writing Placement Test prior to registration.

 Hawai‘i Pacific University

International Admissions

1 Aloha Tower Drive
Honolulu, HI 96813 USA
Tel: +1 (808) 544-0238
Fax: +1 (808) 543-8065