Visiting Students

Visiting Semester at HPU

Hawai'i Pacific University is the state’s largest private, non-profit university with a student population from all 50 states and over 65 countries from around the world. HPU prides itself on small class sizes, personalized attention for students, and a diverse faculty and student population. 

The Visiting Student Program is created for students who want to spend one or two semesters at HPU. Visiting students will be able to enroll in a combination of classes from courses taught in either our undergraduate or graduate level programs. Undergraduate (Bachelor's level) visiting students typically take 12 – 17 credits per semester, and graduate (Master's level) visiting students typically take 9 credits per semester.

HPU admits students on a rolling admissions basis. There are no set deadlines. The recommended deadline for the fall entry term is July 1st. For spring entry term, the recommended deadline is December 1st. Study abroad in one of the most diverse private institutions of higher education in the United States - where warm beaches and relaxing waters anxiously await!

Application Steps

Submit an online application:

  • For a list of application supporting documents, click here.
  • All supporting documents must be in English.
  • The link to the instructions is here

Fall 2024 Pre-approved Course Lists

Visiting students will take courses from the pre-approved course lists. Please review the course list for the Fall 2024 semester below. 

The course registration form will be sent to admitted students. Please be aware that course registration is done on a first-come, first-served basis, and is dependent on the course and section availability. Contact with any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

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