Leeward is proud of its "open door" policy and is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for all its community members.
Any US citizen who has graduated from a US high school, has a GED (General Education Development) certificate, or is 18 years of age or older may attend Leeward Community College (CC). High School students under 18 years of age may be eligible for a Dual Enrollment/Early College program.
Foreign citizens on immigrant visas who have been allowed to live in the US permanently but have not yet resided in Hawai‘i for twelve months are subject to the Controlled Growth Policy.
Non-residents of the State of Hawai‘i are accepted in limited numbers and are subject to the non-resident quota as mandated by the Controlled Growth Policy of the University of Hawai‘i System. A $25.00 fee is required for application. This fee is non-refundable, non-transferable and paid each time you apply. (See Residency Section)
It is the policy of the University of Hawai‘i to comply with Federal and State laws, which prohibit discrimination in University programs and activities.
Note the following terms are defined as:
- Returning student: Anyone who once attended Leeward CC, but has been away at least one semester.
- Transfer student: Anyone who has attended another college, prior to enrolling at Leeward CC.
- Continuing Student: Any student enrolled at Leeward Community College in the current semester.
- International student: Any student who is admitted as a non-immigrant and requires a visa to study.
- Early College student: Anyone who is currently a high school student.
- Faculty/Staff: Any full-time University of Hawai‘i employee.