English Entry Levels

Hawai‘i Pacific University is dedicated to serving all international students who want to call us family. We call it ‘ohana here on the islands. HPU has programs to accommodate all levels of English. Please consult the list below to find your placement. 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).

Pathways

Score

Entry Level

47-60

Academic Foundation Program Level 1

61-79

Academic Foundation Program Level 2

80 or higher

Regular Admission

Score

Entry Level

5

Academic Foundation Program Level 1

5.5

Academic Foundation Program Level 2

6

Regular Admission

Level

Entry Level

105-108

Academic Foundation Program Level 1

109-111

Academic Foundation Program Level 2

112

Regular Admission

Grade

Entry Level

2

Academic Foundation Program Level 1

2A

Academic Foundation Program Level 2

Pre 1

Regular Admission

Score

Entry Level

ACT (English Score) - 18

Regular Admission

PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic) - 58

Regular Admission

SAT (Critical Reading + Critical Writing) - 800

Regular Admission

SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Wring) - 450

Regular Admission

Direct admission if:

  • AP English score of 3 or higher
  • IB - HL English (Language A) score of 5 or higher

Direct Admission if:

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

  • Attended a high school 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 of university with a grade of C or higher

Direct Admission if:

  • Denmark - High school transcripts with an average of 7 on 12 grading scale and 9 on 13 grading scale

  • Germany - DAAD - minimum "B2" average

  • 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 or higher in English 5 or grade C or higher in English 6