Ready for college? Apply to Leeward CC Now

How to Apply

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Attending Leeward CC is a smart choice.

You'll have a variety of program options, you'll save money, and you'll have faculty and staff committed to helping you succeed! Applying is easy. No SATs, no essays! Just follow the instructions based on the student categories in the two sections below.

For questions or additional assistance with the enrollment process, please contact:
  • First Time Freshman, High School (Early College) and Military & Veteran students, email or call 808-455-0533
  • Returning, Transfer, Senior Citizens, and International students, email or call 808-455-0376

If you're on campus, we're still here for you! Please visit us at our new Student Services Welcome Center in AD 201.


Ready? Start by applying to Leeward CC

If one of these student categories describes you, complete your application then click on your category and follow the steps.

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A student attending college for the first time.

Step 1: Create your UH Username

Step 2: Take your Placement Test

Step 3: Complete your Health Clearance Form
Submit your form via file drop, fax or mail. Please visit the Student Health Center for additional information.

Step 4: New Student Orientation (NSO) Online
You must complete NSO Online to familiarize yourself with important campus information. The NSO Online link is in your acceptance email.

For questions about NSO Online, please call 808-455-0525 or complete this help form.

Step 5: Mandatory Incoming Student Advising
An academic advisor/Counselor will help you choose your classes and explore careers so that you are on track. You will receive the link to sign up for an Incoming Student Advising appointment once you complete NSO Online.

View the Online AA Degree specific onboarding requirements.

Step 6: Register for Classes
You will register for your classes at your Incoming Student Advising appointment. For more information on navigating your STAR, please visit STAR GPS Registration.

Step 7: Pay for your Tuition
For more information about other payment options and deadlines, please see Paying for College.

Step 8: Purchase your Textbooks

Step 9: You’re ready to attend class!
Access your schedule by logging into your STAR GPS. Taking online classes? Check out the Laulima Student Tutorial and video to help you navigate and access your online courses and material.

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A student who is currently attending college or has earned college credit(s) from a non-UH campus.

Step 1: Create your UH Username

Step 2: Take your Placement Test

View the Online AA Degree specific onboarding requirements.

Step 3: Complete your Health Clearance Form
Submit your form via file drop, fax or mail. Please visit the Student Health Center for additional information.

Step 4: Register for Classes
You will register for your classes at your Incoming Student Advising appointment. For more information on navigating your STAR, please visit STAR GPS Registration.

Step 5: Pay for your Tuition
For more information about other payment options and deadlines, please see Paying for College.

Step 6: Complete a Transcript Evaluation Request Form
Submit your form via file drop using the following instructions. For more information, please visit: http://www.leeward.hawaii.edu/transcript-eval

Step 7: Purchase your Textbooks

Step 8: You’re ready to attend class!
Access your schedule by logging into your STAR GPS. Taking online classes? Check out the Laulima Student Tutorial and video to help you navigate and access your online courses and material.

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A student returning to Leeward CC after taking at least one semester off.

Step 1: Reactivate your UH Username

Step 2: Complete your Health Clearance Form
Submit your form via file drop, fax or mail. Please visit the Student Health Center for additional information.

View the Online AA Degree specific onboarding requirements.

Step 3: Register for Classes
You will register for your classes at your Incoming Student Advising appointment. For more information on navigating your STAR, please visit STAR GPS Registration.

Step 4: Pay for your Tuition
For more information about other payment options and deadlines, please see Paying for College.

Step 5: Purchase your Textbooks

Step 6: You’re ready to attend class!
Access your schedule by logging into your STAR GPS. Taking online classes? Check out the Laulima Student Tutorial and video to help you navigate and access your online courses and material.

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A current high school student taking college courses.

Step 1: Choose an Early College Program
Every high school has its own policies and procedures to enter their Early College programs. Work closely with your high school early college counselor to select an early college program that’s best fit for you.

Step 2: Submit a Leeward CC Application
Please check with your high school Early College counselor for additional paperwork and requirements.

Homeschooled students should speak directly with the Leeward CC Early Admit Counselor.

Once youʻve received your acceptance email...

Step 3: Create your UH Username

Step 4: Take your Placement Test

View the Online AA Degree specific onboarding requirements.

Step 5: Submit all required documents to your high school counselor.

Step 6: Connect with your high school Early College counselor who will inform you about registration dates.

Step 7: You’re ready to attend class!
Access your schedule by logging into your STAR GPS. Taking online classes? Check out the Laulima Student Tutorial and video to help you navigate and access your online courses and material.

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Active Duty Military, Military Dependent, Veteran, Hawaii-Based National Guard

Step 1: Create your UH Username

Step 2: Apply for Benefits
Apply for your VA Education Benefit online. Veterans who plan to give their dependents all or some of their Education Benefit must apply online for Transferred Education Benefits.

Step 3: Submit Documents
If you are a Veteran, a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) and DD214 must be submitted to the VA School Certifying Officials at the Admissions and Records Office. For more information regarding benefits, please visit: http://www.leeward.hawaii.edu/veterans-benefits

If you are on Military Orders on island, a copy of your Military Orders must be file dropped to the Leeward CC Admissions and Records office using the following instructions.

Step 4: Take your Placement Test

View the Online AA Degree specific onboarding requirements.

Step 5: Complete your Health Clearance Form
Submit your form via file drop, fax or mail. Please visit the Student Health Center for additional information.

Step 6: New Student Orientation for First-Time College Students Only
Students must complete New Student Orientation Online as a new first time student. The NSO Online link is in your acceptance email.

For questions about New Student Orientation, please call 808-0455-0525 or complete this help form.

Step 7: Mandatory Incoming Student Advising for First-Time College Students Only
An academic advisor/counselor will help you choose your classes and explore careers so that you are on track. You will receive the link to sign up for an Incoming Student Advising appointment once you complete NSO Online.

Step 8: Register for Classes
You will register for your classes at your Incoming Student Advising Appointment. For more information on navigating your STAR, please visit STAR GPS Registration.

Step 9: Pay for your Tuition
For more information about other payment options and deadlines, please see Paying for College.

For additional information about these benefits, please see Veterans Benefits and For Our Military Certification of Classes. Check out Leeward’s Veterans Resource Center to connect with a VA Counselor and explore resources.

Step 10: Purchase your Textbooks

Step 11: You’re ready to attend class!
Access your schedule by logging into your STAR GPS. Taking online classes? Check out the Laulima Student Tutorial and video to help you navigate and access your online courses and material.


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A student who is currently attending another UH campus.

Step 1: Complete a Change of Home Institution Form
Submit your form via file drop using the following instructions.

Step 2: Register for Classes
You will register for your classes at your Incoming Student Advising appointment. For more information on navigating your STAR, please visit STAR GPS Registration.

Step 3: Pay for your Tuition
For more information about other payment options and deadlines, please see Paying for College.

Step 4: Purchase your Textbooks

Step 5: You’re ready to attend class!
Access your schedule by logging into your STAR GPS. Taking online classes? Check out the Laulima Student Tutorial and video to help you navigate and access your online courses and material.

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To apply, please visit How to Apply.

For more information, visit the Office of International Programs.

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Senior Citizen Visitor Program

For information regarding the senior citizen visitor program, please visit our website and scroll to the “Senior Citizen Visitor Program” section.

For additional information, please contact the Admissions and Records Office at leeapply@hawaii.edu or 808-455-0642.


Leeward Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability in its programs and activities. Details of our non-discrimination under Title IX and for CTE program. The complete nondiscrimination policy may be found at http://www.leeward.hawaii.edu/policies-nondiscr-aa.

For more information or inquiries regarding these policies, please contact:

Thomas Hirsbrunner
Title IX Coordinator, AD 122
808-455-0478 or email

Section 504 and ADA:
Dean of Academic Services, Leeward CC, LC 301B
808-455-0440 or Dean's Email

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