Steps To Enroll

You may be granted admission to the college if you are a high school graduate, or have earned a General Equivalency Diploma (GED). If you are not a high school graduate, you may also be admitted if you are 18 years or older and can benefit from instruction at the college.


Kaua`i Community College may also admit currently enrolled high school juniors and seniors. Such students are admitted under conditions agreed upon by the Early Admissions and Running Start program policies. High school students pay the usual tuition and fees, meet course requirements, and earn college credit.


It is important to know that admission to the college does not ensure admission to particular courses or selective programs.

APPLY

All University of Hawai`i campuses use the same system application for undergraduate enrollment, but admission is handled separately by each campus.

SELECT A PLANNED COURSE OF STUDY

Examples are shown below:

  • Kaua`i Community College          Liberal Arts          AA
  • Kaua`i Community College          Accounting          CA

Applicants who are not working toward a degree or certificate should list unclassified as shown below:

  • Kaua`i Community College          Unclassified

APPLICATION FEE

  • Hawai`i resident                  No fee
  • Non-resident                        $25

Complete in detail the RESIDENCY DECLARATION on the UH System Application.

An official determination of residency status will be made at the time of application. Applicants may be required to provide documentation to verify residency status. For more information, please refer to Hawai`i Residency for Tuition Purposes.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

You will be given priority consideration if your UH System Application and all other required materials are submitted by the specified deadline. The priority deadline for the Fall semester is August 1.  The priority deadline for the Spring semester is December 1.

READ ACCEPTANCE LETTER

Await an acceptance letter from Admissions & Records. The letter will verify your (a) major, (b) tuition status, (c) health clearance requirements, (d) information about academic advising and registration, and (e) payment deadlines.

ESTABLISH YOUR MYUH ACCOUNT

MyUH is the University of Hawaii`s integrated student information system for all 10 campuses. Features include a common interface for students and faculty, 100% web-based services, and the ability to register at multiple UH campuses.

Through a single door, the MyUH Portal conveniently offers an array of essential services including access to email, web registration, account balances, and important university announcements.

Steps: MyUH <myuhinfo.hawaii.edu> • Get Started with MyUH • UH Username & Password

TAKE PLACEMENT TEST

Schedule a Compass Placement Test appointment with the Counseling & Advising Office at (808) 245-8212 to determine your English and math placement levels. Exemptions may apply, please refer to Placement Test.

POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS

Transcripts are required only if you wish to transfer those credits. You must have official transcripts from EACH non-UH school sent directly by EACH school to the Admissions & Records Office. Transcripts sent via fax or personally delivered/mailed are not acceptable. For more information, including exemptions, please refer to Educational Records.

Veterans Administration (VA) Students: Please refer to Veterans.

APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID

Scholarships, grants, and loans are available to eligible students. Apply by April 1 for priority consideration. If you need help in completing the FAFSA, contact the Financial Aid Office at (808) 245-8360 or email kauccfao@hawaii.edu.

SUBMIT HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

Submit TB and MMR records of clearance to Admissions & Records. For more information, please refer to Health Requirements.

SCHEDULE ACADEMIC ADVISING

Academic advising is available to all students (required for new classified students). For more information, please refer to Academic Advising.

REVIEW PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Counselors will assist you to develop an academic plan. Don't forget to access the Kaua`i Community College Catalog on the web or call the Counseling & Advising Office at (808) 245-8212.

REVIEW COURSE LISTINGS

Select courses that meet program requirements by reviewing the Class Availability website.

GO TO YOUR MYUH PORTAL

Access your MyUH Portal to register for courses.  For more information, please refer to Adding & Dropping Courses.

COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION

You have the option to pay online with a credit card or in person at the Business Office by the published Payment Deadlines.

PURCHASE YOUR BOOKS & SUPPLIES

Go to the Kaua`i Community College Bookstore to purchase your books for courses delivered from Kaua`i Community College. If you are enrolled in distance delivered courses from other campuses, go to UH Manoa Bookstore or call 1-800-UH-books.

ATTEND NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

Attend a student orientation prior to the beginning of each semester. Get to know your instructors and learn about available campus services and other important information through your Student Handbook (pick up a free copy at the Student Lounge).

CHECK YOUR PROGRESS

If you have questions regarding your academic progress, please come and visit our friendly and helpful staff at the Counseling & Advising Office at the One Stop Center or call (808) 245-8212.