Admissions Information for International Students
F-1 visa/status International students are admitted to Leeward Community College (CC) through the Office of International Programs. The US Department of State requires F-1 visa applicants to have a SEVIS Form I-20, which is issued by the Leeward CC Office of International Programs after the student has applied and been accepted.
Non-residents are urged to apply well in advance of the published deadlines. Non-residents are subject to the non-resident quota in the University of Hawai‘i System Controlled Growth Policy and, once the quota is reached, additional non-resident applicants cannot be accepted.
Contact the Office of International Programs for international admission information, 808-455-0570, or email email@example.com.
International Student Admission Requirements
Complete and submit a Leeward Community College International Student Application Form. Forms can be downloaded from the Leeward CC website www.leeward.hawaii.edu/ipo-forms. It is recommended that international students apply at least 90 days prior to the start date to allow sufficient time to apply for a student visa.
Passport size picture of yourself.
Non-refundable Application Fee payable to Leeward Community College. (US$100.00 for English Language Institute/US$25 for Degree Program.)
US$40.00 FedEx Delivery Fee (OPTIONAL for overseas applicants.)
Official/Unofficial Transcripts/Grade Report from high school or college/university.
(If the last school you attended was a college or university, submit a copy of your transcript from each college and/or university attended.)
CREDIT PROGRAM APPLICANTS ONLY:
Official TOEFL: 61 on iBT or 500 paper test / IELTS: 5.5 / Step Eiken: 2A / GTEC 1051 / duolingo: 85
Leeward CC Intensive English Program “English Language Institutes (ELI)” Applicants may apply without an official English Proficiency Test Score.
*Affidavit of Support Form AND official Bank Statement from the financial sponsor verifying a minimum amount of US$22,528 for one academic year.
Additional USCIS Affidavit of Support Form I-134 is required of all U.S. based sponsors.
The form can be downloaded from https://www.uscis.gov/i-134
*Applicants who wish to bring their dependent (spouse and/or children) to the United States as F-2 visa holders must show proof of an additional US$5,000 for the first dependent and US$3,000 each thereafter.
Applicants who are currently in the US must submit the following forms and documents:
Copy of Passport and Visa pages.
Form I-94. Copy of I-20.
Credit Transfer: For non-immigrant applicants requesting credit transfer from a foreign or US College or University, original transcripts should be sent directly to the Leeward CC Admissions & Records Office. For more information about transcript evaluation, please visit www.leeward.hawaii.edu/transcript-eval.
International Student Health Requirements
- In compliance with public health regulations, new students must show proof of Varicella (2 shots), MMR (2 shots) and Tdap (1 shot). Measles only shots will not be accepted. It needs to be the combination MMR shot. Blood titers will also not be accepted. As for TB skin test, taking the quantiFERON blood test outside of the U.S. will be helpful. Students without the quantiFERON blood test or a valid TB skin test result will be required to take the TB skin test at the Campus Student Health Center upon arrival. If TB skin test is positive, a follow up x-ray is required.
- F-1 international students are required to purchase a mandatory health insurance plan. The intent of this requirement is to protect international students from the high cost of unanticipated health care expenses resulting from accidents or illness.
Other Policies for International Students
International applicants must comply with all regulations of the US Department of Homeland Security as well as applicable policy of Board of Regents of the University of Hawai‘i and the policies of the Leeward Community College.