International Programs Steps to Enroll

Send Required Documents by Deadlines

Apply for F-1 Visa with Form I-20 and Plan Your Travel 

  • If accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter and a form I-20 by mail. You will need the form I-20 to apply for a student visa (F-1)
  • Get visa photos
  • Complete an on-line visa application by going to the website of US Embassy/Consulate in your home country 
  • Set up an visa interview appointment at US Embassy/Consulate nearest you
  • Purchase your air ticket to Kauai after you get your visa 
  • Arrive in time for student orientation

Purchase Health Insurance

  • Purchase comprehensive health insurance that covers the entire period of your enrollment
  • Make sure that your plan fulfills the minimum coverage requirement (International student insurance)
  • Bring a proof of insurance coverage to the Admissions and Records when you arrive in Kaua'i

Pre-Departure Checklist

  • Set up an appointment to meet with your International Student Advisor (Mr. Wade Tanaka) to talk about your classes
  • Schedule placement test by calling Counseling and Advising Office: 808.245.8212
  • Schedule your Tuberculosis (TB) test at KCC Wellness Center by calling: 808.245.8307 
  • Log on to MyUH and create username and password by going to http://myuh.hawaii.edu. Your UH number is found on your acceptance letter
  • Do you have housing arrangement? 
  • Do you have transportation arranged for the day you arrive?

Post-Arrival Checklist

  • Visit Admissions and Records to notify your arrival and submit a copy of your insurance policy 
  • Visit Wellness Center for TB Clearance
  • Meet with International Student Advisor (Mr. Wade Tanaka)
  • Attend New International Student Orientation & New Student Orientation

Take Placement Tests

  • Bring your Photo ID, UH ID Number and a jacket (it may be very cold)

Register for Courses

  • Consult with International Student Advisor 
  • Make sure you have 12 credits or more for Fall/Spring semesters
  • Only 3 credits or 1 on-line course is allowed to fulfill the 12 credit requirements at any given semester 

Pay for Classes 

  • You have the option to pay online with a credit card or in person at the Business Office by the published Payment Deadlines.
  • You can also pay by Flywire
  • For more information on payment methods, please go to UH Financial Management Office. 

Buy Books and Supplies

  • Go to the Kaua`i Community College Bookstore to purchase your books for courses delivered from Kaua`i Community College.