Advising Services

The Manoa Peer Advisors at the Advising Center assist fellow students with creating academic plans as well as answer any questions regarding registration and guiding students about where/how to get information on campus. We send out emails to students in the AH & LLL majors to sign up for advising appointments, so be sure to check your email accounts on a regular basis!

Initial Advising

For Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students – 60 Minutes

Initial Advising is basically our way of saying “Welcome to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa!” We’re here to provide information and support to help students who are coming in to UHM for the very first time. We can ease many of your concerns, including how to register, plan out your classes, and adjust to the college lifestyle. Not sure where to go to get certain things done? We can help and redirect you to the correct place if you’re feeling a bit lost on where to find things on campus.

We’re students just like you and we understand a lot of the stress most incoming students go through. Please feel free to contact us and ask us any questions that may come up.

Mandatory Academic Planning (MAP)

For Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students – 60 Minutes

A MAP, or Mandatory Academic Plan, is basically your customized 4-year plan in order to graduate from UHM on time.

We go over what options you have in order to fulfill your General Education requirements as well as where you should go to get more information on your Major class requirements. After our meeting, we highly recommend you see your Major advisor to confirm your plan.

We want to give you the tools and resources necessary to properly plan for all of your semesters. After this session, you are free to change and rework your plan, just be sure to check your changes with an advisor. If you need any more assistance, please contact us using the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Registration Assistance

All Classified AH/LLL Students

Registration Assistance is available for all AH/LLL students who need help planning classes and double-checking it with their STAR. We’ll mostly go over General Education requirements and some pre-requisite courses. If you need help with courses in your Major, please meet with your Major advisor.

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To schedule an appointment, call our Welcome Desk at 808-956-8755 or just visit us at QLC 113.  Advising appointments can be made for the same day (if available) or up to one week in advance!
Manoa Peer Advisors are here to teach you the basic resources needed to choose classes according to your academic needs. We encourage our students to become independent and work their way through UHM as a way of building self-reliance. If we cannot answer your questions, we will help you find someone who can.

All you need is your UH ID to check in at the front desk. Other than that, just come in and we’ll be here to assist you in any way possible.

Optional: If you would like to speed up the process in Mandatory Academic Planning, you can fill out a MAP on your own and bring it in for us to double check and confirm that it’s good to go.
MPA Plan Template

We are located in QLC 113!
Map

Meet your peer advisors!

Amanda
AmandaMPA
Hi everyone! My name is Amanda and I am currently pursuing my undergraduate degree in Family Resources and Japanese minor. I hope to help you succeed and make the most of your time here at Manoa both academically and personally. Looking forward to meeting with you!
Candice
CandiceMPA
Hey there! My name is Candice and I am currently a Computer Science Major and an Economics minor. My plan after graduation is going to a business school and pursues a career in management in technology field. I am interested in playing guitar and piano, learning new languages watching Japanese dramas, drawing, and traveling. I hope I can help all of you succeed in UH Manoa as a Manoa Peer Advisor!
Christian
ChristianMPA
Hiya students of UHM! I’m Christian and I’m currently a senior majoring in Mathematics and a minor (or major) in Art. I plan to go on to Graduate school, aiming to become either an academic advisor, web designer, or online educator. As a peer advisor, I’m hoping to help the various students take the full experience UH Manoa has to give.
Rona
RonaMPA
Hey fellow UH Manoa students! My name is Rona and I am a first-year law student. I love to meet students and help them in their academic journeys. Hope to see you for advising!
Yi-Hui
Yi-HuiMPA
Aloha! My name is Yi-Hui and I am currently pursuing my MEd in Educational Administration in higher education. I am looking forward to meeting you in advising center.