Admission Requirements

Chaminade University of Honolulu aspires to assemble classes of  intellectually inquisitive and actively involved students who demonstrate levels of maturity, morality and social responsibility. Take the time to review the admission requirements and see what it takes to become a Silversword.

Academic Preparation

We do not require specific high school course credits for general admission. However, all applicants should have earned a high school diploma or the equivalent. Adequate preparation typically includes:

English Four years
Social Studies Three years
Mathematics Three years
Sciences Two Years
College Preparatory Electives Four years

High School Applicant Minimum Requirements

General Admission
Cumulative High School GPA: 2.50
Test Score (if submitting multiple scores, we will consider the higest possible outcome):

  • SAT (Critical Reading + Math): 920
  • ACT Composite: 19

For more information on conditional requirements please inquire at admissions@chaminade.edu.

School of Nursing Admission
Cumulative High School GPA: 2.75
Test Score (if submitting multiple scores, we will consider the higest possible outcome):

  • SAT (Critical Reading + Math): 950
  • ACT Composite: 20
  • Course requirements: One year of high school Chemistry and completion of Algebra II or equivalent

Transfer Minimum Requirements

General Admission
Cumulative College GPA: 2.00

School of Nursing Admission
Cumulative College GPA: 2.75
The School of Nursing also requires all applicants to have completed Chemistry and College Algebra

If a transfer applicant has completed less than 24 college credits at the time of application, high school transcripts and test scores are also required.


International Applicant Minimum Requirements

High School Graduate: Cumulative High School GPA: 2.50
Transfer: Cumulative College GPA: 2.00
Test Score (TOEFL or IELTS are accepted for non-native English speakers):

  • TOEFL
    • Computer-based: 231
    • Internet-based: 79
    • Paper-based: 550
  • IELTS: Overall band scores or 6.0, with no individual band score below 5.0