We are excited to have you join our Honolulu Community College (HonCC) ‘ohana! Follow these easy steps once you’ve submitted your application.
How to Register
STEP 1: Acceptance Notification
A PDF copy of your acceptance letter to HonCC will be sent to you via email to the address that you indicated on your admissions application. Please read the email carefully as it will provide you with a list of your next steps in order to register for classes.
If additional information is needed to process your application, you will receive an email describing the information needed to complete your application. Please submit the information requested as soon as possible.
STEP 2: Get a UH Username
Set up your UH username. Visit Get a UH username and fill out the Check Status Form. This account allows you to register for classes, check your financial aid status, check grades, make online payments, sign-up for payment plans, and much more! Your UH firstname.lastname@example.org will also be the official means by which we will communicate important messages to you. Please check your account regularly.
STEP 3: English Placement Test
To ensure that you are placed in the appropriate English class, our current International Student Advisor, Kalehua Kamakawioole, will reach out to you to arrange a time to take your English placement assessment.
STEP 4: Apply For Your Student Visa
Once you complete your English placement test, HonCC will email your I-20 form to you which is the document you will need to apply for your F-1 student visa. Check with your local Embassy or Consulate for more information. When you arrive in Hawaii, please go to the Records Office to turn in your emailed I-20 and a copy of your passport and visa. Upon receipt of these items, we will provide you with your “official” I-20.
STEP 5: Pay the I-901 SEVIS Fee
- The $350 SEVIS fee is required before the VISA interview
- SEVIS I-901 Fee Information
STEP 6: Submit Health Clearance Form
The Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules, Chapter 11-157, requires all students to meet immunization requirements before they attend any post-secondary school in the state. Students can submit their health documents to Med+Proctor, University of Hawaii’s partner for health document verification and processing. Students are required to submit the following documentation:
- Tuberculosis (TB) Clearance from a U.S. licensed practitioner.
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap), and Varicella (VC) immunization records from an international student’s home country can be sent to Med+Proctor for review.
For detailed information about health immunization requirements, health forms, and Hawaii Department of Health TB testing locations and times, please visit https://hawaii.edu/health-clearance.
All health clearance documents should be submitted to Med+Proctor, the University of Hawaii’s partner in processing and reviewing health clearance documents. For information about how to submit your health documents to Med+Proctor, please watch this video.
STEP 7: Math Placement Testing
We want to make sure you enroll in the appropriate math class so we will ask that you take a placement test. Information about placement tests will be sent to you via email or mail and will be listed on your acceptance letter. Your placement tests should be taken before registering for classes.
STEP 8: Meet With An Academic Counselor and Register for Courses
Once you have completed your placement test and your TB test has been cleared locally, please meet with an Academic Counselor for course registration. An Academic Counselor can assist you by reviewing previous courses taken (if applicable) and determining which courses are needed to complete your program requirements. All first-time college students who never attended an institution in the U.S. are required to complete the New Student Registration (check your emailed acceptance packet for more information).
STEP 9: Submit Proof of Health Insurance
All international students are required to provide documented proof of health insurance to the Records Office. Details of health insurance requirements will be provided to international students in their admissions packet. Documentation must be submitted by the first week of the semester.
STEP 10: Pay Your Tuition and Fees By The Posted Deadline
After you have registered for classes, go to MyUH Services to review and pay your tuition and fee charges. View Important Dates for tuition deadlines.
STEP 11: Purchase Your Books and Supplies
Visit the HonCC Bookstore to purchase any books and supplies you may need for your classes.