Intensive English Program

Step 1: Check Application Deadlines

Click here to see the deadline and session schedule.

Note: These are suggested deadlines, please contact us
at if you are late sending your application. Express Shipping for your I-20 is available for an additional fee.

Step 2: Application form

Click here to fill out the online application form or if you would like to mail us the form, click here to download it. After receiving the application form, we will send an instruction on the payment of the application fee. 

If you are unable to download or open the document, please contact us as well.
Phone: 808-934-2698

For Transfer students only
When you receive your acceptance letter from us, you will need to complete the Transfer Request Form.
Click here to download and fill out the Transfer Request Form. Your current school’s international office needs to sign and send it back to us.

Step 3: Financial capability

Provide a current bank statement (valid for 90 days) on bank stationery with your name or family’s name. (In English)
Fill in the Financial Statement section on the application form to match the information

Click here to see the total estimated expenses.

* prices are subject to change without notice.

Amount of money required (on bank statement)

1 session / 2 months$4,258
2 sessions / 5 months$9,543
3 sessions / 7 months$13,801
4 sessions / 10 months$19,085
5 sessions / 12 months$23,343

Step 4: Academic transcripts (Only under the age of 18)

ONLY If you are under the age of 18 years: Provide evidence of High School or College Completion (In English).
You should get 1 original copy of your transcripts or graduation certificate. Upload/email a copy to the IEP.

Step 5: Copy of your passport

Provide a copy of the front page of your passport (the page with your picture, the expiration date of the passport, and your personal information, including your date of birth, country of birth, nationality, etc.) You should also include a copy of the page(s) where changes have been made. For example, if your name was spelled incorrectly on the main page and a correction was made on the following page, you should include a copy of the second page as well.

Step 6: Submit online, email or mail application materials to:

Hawaiʻi Community College
Intensive English Program
OCET Bldg. 379A-3
1175 Manono Street
Hilo, Hawaiʻi 96720