Advising Services

The Manoa Peer Advisors at the Advising Center assist fellow students with registration, creating academic plans, finding answers to questions, learning about resources, and navigating the University.  We email AH/LLL majors with updates and appointments, so be sure to check your hawaii.edu email account 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 for 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 if you’re feeling a bit lost.

We’re students just like you and we understand the stress most incoming students experience. Please feel free to contact us and ask us anything — we’re here to help you!

Registration Assistance

All Classified AH/LLL Students

REGISTRATION ASSISTANCE is available for all AH/LLL students who need help choosing and registering for classes. Most importantly, we’ll help you double-check your registration against your STAR audit. We will also review basic requirements, as needed.  If you need help with courses in your major, be sure to meet with your Major advisor.

Mandatory Academic Planning (MAP)

For Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students – 60 Minutes

A MANDATORY ACADEMIC PLAN (MAP), is basically your customized 4-year plan to help you graduate from UHM on time. To create/verify your MAP, we use the GRADUATION PATHWAY SYSTEM (GPS) in STAR.

In your appointment, we will review options for requirements, help you complete your plan, and make sure you’ve connected with your Major Advisor.  Once you’re sure your plan includes everything you want to do before you graduate, be sure to meet with your Major Advisor to confirm courses in your major.

Our job is to give you the tools and resources necessary so that you can plan well. After your appointment, you are free to revise your plan, just be sure to check changes with an advisor. You can use the contact form at the bottom of this page for additional assistance.

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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 show you the basic resources for 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 Welcome Desk — we’re here to assist you any way we can!

Optional: To speed up Mandatory Academic Planning, you can check your MAP/GPS on STAR on your own and let us know; we’ll take a look and confirm whether it’s complete and you’re good to go. If you prefer, you can draft your academic plan on paper, using our  MPA Plan Template

We are located in QLC 113!
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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!