English Entry Levels

Hawai‘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. Please 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).

Score: 70

Score: 500

Score: 6.0

Score: 169

Score: B2

Level: 110

Grade: Pre-1

Interview Required

ACT - 37, with no sub-score below 18

PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic) - 48

SAT (Critical Reading + Critical Writing) - 800

SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing) - 500

AP English score of 3

IB - HL English (Language A) score of 5

Score: 95

Score: Grade C6 in English Language

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 of university with a grade of C or higher

EF - Completion of B2

Global Village Hawaii - Level 6 or Qualification for Level 7

Central Pacific College - Advanced 85

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

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.

Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Canada (not Quebec), Dominica, England, Fiji, Grand Cayman Islands, Grenada, Guyana, Irish Republic, Jamaica, New Zealand, Singapore, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Trinidad & Tabago, United Kingdom, United States of America and its territories