Below are answers to some frequently asked questions in the admissions office.
- What is the admission application deadline?
- How do I apply to UH Mānoa?
- Where should I mail my application and supporting documents?
- How long does it take to process my application?
- How do I check the status of my application?
- What is considered an "official" high school or college transcript?
- Can freshmen and transfers apply for either semester?
- Do I need to reapply if I was previously accepted for a different semester?
- Does UH Mānoa accept the General Education Diploma (GED)?
- What do I need to submit to apply for freshman admission?
- What are the minimum requirements for freshman admission to UH Mānoa?
- If I take the SAT or ACT more than once, how will the scores be used?
- Will I be denied admission as a freshman if I do not meet the minimum cumulative GPA or SAT/ACT scores?
- Does UH Mānoa offer credit for AP (Advanced Placement), CLEP (College-Level Examination Program), and IB (International Baccalaureate)?
- Self-Reported Application (Freshmen Only)
- What do I need to submit to apply for admission as a transfer student?
- What are the minimum requirements for transfer admission to UH Mānoa?
- Will I keep my grade point average (GPA) from previous colleges after I enroll at the UH Mānoa?
- If I don't want to transfer credits from a college I previously attended, do I need to send a transcript?
- My current college operates on a quarter system. How do my credits convert to the semester system?
- How will I know what courses will transfer to UH Mānoa?
- How can I get a general information packet sent to me?
- How do I get a copy of the University Catalog?
- How do I apply to UH Mānoa?
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
- What states qualify for the WUE program?
- Who is eligible for WUE?
- What majors are included in WUE?
- How do I maintain my status in this program?
Application ProcessApply to UH Mānoa.
Review the admission process at Apply to UH Mānoa.
Office of Admissions & Records
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
2600 Campus Rd QLCSS 001
Honolulu, HI 96822
Once we receive all of your application materials, it takes approximately 4-6 weeks to process. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis which means applicants are notified as soon as possible after a decision has been made. Please note certain majors may take additional time to process if the college or school is also reviewing the application.
- By phone: 808-956-8975 or toll-free 1-800-823-9771
- In person: Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services, Room 001
- Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. HST, Monday-Friday (excluding state holidays)
We consider a transcript official if it is sent to us directly by the issuing high school or college. If you submit submit a transcript with your application, it is not considered official. Faxed transcripts are not considered official.
Yes. Freshman and transfer students can apply for admission in both the fall and spring semesters.
Yes, you need to reapply. Acceptance is valid for the semester of application only.
Yes, we accept the GED.
Visit the freshman admission process to review the application checklist.
Visit the freshman admission process to review the admission requirements.
We take your highest writing, critical reading, and math scores from any test date. For example, if you score 520 writing, 500 critical reading, and 490 math on your first SAT test date and 500 writing, 510 critical reading, and 510 math on a subsequent test, the scores used for admission will be 520 writing, 510 critical reading, and 510 math.
Will I be denied admission as a freshman if I do not meet the minimum cumulative GPA or SAT/ACT scores?
Admissions officers will look at your application and supporting documents as a whole to determine admissibility. The rigor of your high school academic courses will also be evaluated.
Positive letters of recommendation on your behalf from teachers and counselors who are aware of your academic potential will support your admission file. A written statement explaining why you feel you will succeed at the university will also be considered.
Does UH Mānoa offer credit for Advanced Placement (AP), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), and International Baccalaureate (IB)?
- Advanced Placement (AP) credits are based on your AP exam scores. Visit Advanced Placement Examinations for more information on what scores are accepted.
- To be eligible for credit, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams must be taken before you complete 24 semester hours of college level work. Three semester credits at the introductory level will be granted based on the stated minimum scores. Specific course equivalents are determined by the college in which you are enrolled. Visit Granting Credit Through CLEP for more information.
- UH Mānoa grants credits and/or waivers on the basis of International Baccalaureate (IB) higher level examinations. Visit International Baccalaureate for more information.
The Self-Reported Application (SRA) was created to allow students the opportunity to report their high school curriculum, test scores, and GPA for admissions purposes.
A full validation of the material submitted on a SRA will be required before a student can register for classes.
Completing the Self-Reported Application will allow the University to make admissions decisions in a shorter timeframe.
If you are applying online, there are helpful instructions available within the application.
If you are downloading the application, click here for the Self-Reported Application Supplement and Instructions.
Visit the transfer admission process to review the application checklist.
Visit the transfer admission process to review the admission requirements.
No. Your GPA is used for admittance purposes only. Your UH Mānoa GPA will be based only on those courses taken at UH Mānoa.
If I don't want to transfer credits from a college I previously attended, do I need to send a transcript?
You are required to send transcripts from all the colleges and schools you have attended.
|Quarter Credits||Semester Credits|
Credits are evaluated after you are admitted and have confirmed your intention to enroll. Use the transfer credit search to check your credits online.
Note: Courses not included in the database may also be evaluated for transferability.
Complete and submit the information request form.
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
Applicants who are current legal residents from one of the above states and are seeking their first bachelor’s degree are eligible for WUE. Visit Western Undergraduate Exchange for more information.
Note: Students cannot obtain Hawaiʻi residency while on WUE.
All classified undergraduate programs are eligible except Architecture, Dental Hygiene, and Nursing.
You must remain in good academic standing and register for at least one credit each semester. If there is a break in attendance, not including summer, you must reapply for WUE.