Freshman

Honolulu Community College is the perfect place to start pursuing your educational goals! Whether you're looking to gain hands-on, practical skills and training to begin working right away, or if your long-term goal is to obtain a Bachelor's degree, Honolulu CC has courses to fit your needs. Let us help you achieve your academic and career goals. Follow these simple steps to get started today!

Step 1. Apply for Financial Aid (if needed)

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on-line

Step 2. Submit System Application Form

  • $25 application fee for non-Hawaiʻi residents

If you are military personnel (or dependent) stationed in Hawaiʻi, submit a copy of your military orders along with your application for admission (section F needs to be signed by your Commanding Officer)

Step 3. Health Clearance

Submit a copy of your TB Clearance and a copy of your two Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) shots immunization record. This is REQUIRED before you can register for courses!!

After you have been accepted:

Step 4. Take the Placement Test

Once you have been accepted to the college, we will send you information on when and where to take your placement test. Your placement test is very important! Please take it seriously because it will determine what levels of English and Math you will need to take. You will receive your test results immediately.

If you scored at least 550 or higher on the critical reading and Writing section of the SAT OR 24 or higher on the English/Writing and Reading section of the ACT, request for official copies of the score report to be submitted to the Records Office for placement into ENG 100.

Step 5. Get a UH Username

Detailed directions will be sent to you in your acceptance letter. This account allows you to register for classes online, check your financial aid status, check grades, pay online, and much more!

Step 6. Register for Courses

After you complete your placement test, set-up your UH Username and submit your health clearance requirements, contact the Admissions Office at (808) 847-9834 to schedule yourself for a New Student Registration Session. These mandatory sessions give students an opportunity to meet other new students and Counselors, learn about your program requirements and allow you to register online.

Step 7. Pay your tuition and fees by the posted deadline

After you have registered for classes, tuition can be paid online through MyUH Portal using a credit card or in person at the Business Office (Building 6) using cash, check or credit card.

Step 8. Purchase your books and supplies

Take a copy of your class schedule to the Honolulu CC Bookstore (located on the ground floor of Building 2) to purchase your textbooks. For bookstore hours, call (808) 845-9105.

And finally, go to class!!!