Admissions Requirements

1. HPU Application

  • For Fall 2018 please start here. For Spring 2018 please start here. A $50 non-refundable application fee is required. 

2. Academic Transcripts

  • Unofficial transcripts can be accepted for admissions purposes, however official transcripts must be received prior to a student's registration for classes.

  • Transcripts must be submitted both in the native language and in an official English language translation.
    Transcripts should list all courses taken in high school and should include grades/scores for each subject.

  • Students who have taken Advanced Placement Examinations (AP) of the College Board or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program will be accepted with above average scores (AP grades higher than 3 and IB scores higher than 4) and should have the results forwarded to the Office of International Admissions. These results will be evaluated not only for admission but also for proper advanced standing and/or credit from HPU.

3. Proof of English Language Proficiency 

  • For a list of tests (and associated scores) accepted by HPU, along with a list of reasons for exemption from this requirement, click here.

  • Students who have not met the minimum English requirement for HPU admissions may seek to enroll at the university's affiliated ELS Language Center program.  

4. Copy of Your Passport's Biographical Photo Page

  • Students should submit a photocopy of their biographical information in their passport.

  • Students living in the United States should also submit a copy of their current visa and/or I-20/DS-2019.

5. Statement of Financial Sponsorship

  • All students must be able to demonstrate financial ability to pay for their academic and living expenses before Hawai‘i Pacific Universtiy can issue an immigration document. In addition, students must ensure that they have the funds available to cover all expenses for the duration of their program of student. Here is the Statement of Financial Sponsorship (SFS) form that you will need to complete. 

6. Bank Statement of Government Sponsorship Letter

  • An official bank statement showing that you (or your sponsor) have an account which holds sufficient funds to cover the total estimated costs must accompany the SFS form.

Additional requirements: 

7. Course Descriptions

  • If you are transferring from a non-U.S university, you must provide an official description of each course in English to have your coursework formally evaluated for transfer credit. Without course descriptions, you will not receive transfer credit.

8. High School Transcripts

  • If you are a transfer student with less than 24 credits/semester hours of university-level credit, you will need to submit your high school (secondary) transcript(s) in addition to your university transcript(s).

Additional documentation may be required, as situations and requirements can vary from student to student.  You will be contacted should any additional documentation be required.

All documents (except online application) can be submitted either by post to the Office of International Admissions (1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1100, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 - U.S.A.) or electronically