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Honolulu Community College

Honolulu, HI 2-Year Public
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HCC Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to HCC, the regular decision application deadline is August 8 and the application fee is $25.

HCC Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of HCC's admissions stats.

HCC 2022 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Waitlist No

Honolulu Community College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Honolulu Community College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes August 15 ––

Applying Early to HCC?

HCC does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Honolulu Community College Admissions

How Difficult Is It To Get Admitted to HCC?

Getting into HCC is not competitive. HCC has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2021, HCC **accepted .

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like HCC, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores.

Transferring to Honolulu Community College

For more information on transferring to Honolulu Community College, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to HCC

HCC has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into HCC?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine. Wondering what factors are considered by HCC during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Make sure to check with HCC for more information on admission factors.

HCC 2022-2023 Application Requirements

Check in with HCC's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into HCC?

HCC has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

HCC considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

HCC does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

What is a Good SAT Score for HCC?

What is a Good ACT Score for HCC?

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Honolulu Community College

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 15. Applicants should hear back by August 15.

Transfer students can enroll in HCC during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

HCC Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to HCC?

❌ Students who are admitted to HCC must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does HCC accept transfer credits?

✅ HCC accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. HCC accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Do I have to submit test scores to HCC?

✅ HCC is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at HCC?

❌ HCC does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About HCC?

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HCC Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Open Admission



HCC Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 8

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to HCC is Aug 8.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to HCC is Aug 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

HCC SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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