English Entry Levels

Hawaii‘i Pacific University is dedicated to serving all international students who want to call us family. On the islands we call it ‘ohana. HPU has programs to accommodate all levels of English. Please consult the list below for direct entry requirements for undergraduate students and contact us if you are unsure of your level.

Test scores may not be more than two years old by the intended entry term. High School records may not be more than five years old by the intended entry term (undergraduate students only).

Proficiency Type

Requirement

Duolingo

95

TOEFL (IBT)

70

TOEFL (ITP)

500

IELTS

6.0

SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing)

500

ACT

No sub-score below 19

Cambridge

169

CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

B2

STEP Eiken

Grade Pre-1

Gaokao

Interview Required

PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic)

48

iTEP

3.7

GTEC

1050

AP

English: 3

IB

HL English (Language A): 5

WAEC

Grade C6 in English Language

Attended an American or International Institution

Attended a college or university in which the primary language of instruction is English (no ESL classes) for one year

Attended a high school outside of the US in which the primary language of instruction is English (no ESL classes) for two years

Completed an in-person English course equivalent to HPU’s WRI 1100 at an accredited college or university with a grade of C or higher

English Language school certificates

Central Pacific College

Advanced 85

EF

Completion of B2

ELS Centers

Level 110

Global Village Hawaii

Level 6 or Qualification for Level 7

Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway or Sweden

Denmark

High School transcripts with an average of 7 on a 12 grading scale

Finland

Ylioppilastutkinto – Grade 8 (on a scale from 4 to 10) or an M, E, or L on a matriculation scale

Germany

DAAD – minimum “B2” average

Netherlands

A final grade of 7 or higher in English on the HAVO or a final grade of 6 or higher in English on the VWO

Norway

A grade of 4 or better in English class from high school

Sweden

High school transcript with MVG in English A or VG in English B or grade B in English 5 or grade C in English 6

Waived if Educated in:

For native speakers of English from the following countries, who list English as their primary language on their application, proof of English proficiency is not required, but may be requested.

 

Anguilla, American Samoa, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Barbados, Botswana, the British Indian Ocean Territories, the British Virgin Islands, Canada, the Cook Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Fiji, the Falkland Islands (Malvinas), the Federated States of Micronesia, Ghana, The Gambia, Grenada, Guam, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Montserrat, Mauritius, Malawi, Norfolk Island, the Northern Mariana Islands, Nigeria, New Zealand, the Pitcairn Islands, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & The Grenadines, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tokelau, Trinidad and Tobago, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, the United Kingdom, the United States, Miscellaneous U.S. Pacific Islands, the Virgin Islands, and Zimbabwe

 

Contact Us!

INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS

1 Aloha Tower Drive
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 544-0238
Email: international@hpu.edu 
Office Hours: M-F 8am-5pm HST