- Advising FAQ // http://manoa.hawaii.edu/academics/advising/faq.html
- Colleges of Arts and Sciences Student Academic Services // www.advising.hawaii.edu/artsci/
- Mānoa Advising Center // http://www.manoa.hawaii.edu/mac/
- Pre-Health and -Law Advising Center // http://manoa.hawaii.edu/pac/
- Student-Athlete Academic Services // www.advising.hawaii.edu/saas
- Student Support Services
- Manoa Career Center // http://manoa.hawaii.edu/careercenter
- Disability Access: KOKUA // www.hawaii.edu/kokua
Colleges of Arts and Sciences Student Academic Services (CASSAS)
The Colleges of Arts & Sciences is comprised of four colleges: Arts & Humanities; Languages, Linguistics & Literature; Natural Sciences; and Social Sciences, and offers four degree programs (BA, BS, BFA, BMus) in more than 40 different majors. The Colleges of Arts and Sciences also offer minors and certificates in over 20 academic areas. Each Arts & Sciences degree program dictates that candidates satisfy a unique combination of UHM general education ("core"), graduation, and A&S college program requisites in addition to specific major requirements.
CASSAS Advisors seek to form ongoing partnerships with students, promoting the understanding of program requirements, developing thoughtful educational plans, and fostering full potential, thereby building solid foundations for life after graduation.
Students who are declared Arts & Sciences majors should seek academic advising from both CASSAS and their major departments. In addition, declared Arts & Sciences majors should check out the wealth of information at the CASSAS website, which includes:
Please note: Students who are classified as a “General Arts and Sciences” student (undecided on a major) or a pre-major (“Pre-Business”) are advised at the Manoa Advising Center.
Mānoa Advising Center (MAC)
The Mānoa Advising Center (MAC) serves two primary functions.
1. It functions as a centralized first point of contact for incom ing freshmen and first semester transfer students, provid ing basic advising, referral, registration and informational assistance.
Students with declared majors are referred to appropriate major, school, and college advisors.
2. The central function of MAC is to serve students who have not yet declared a major.
– MAC provides advising to pre-majors (students who must apply/be admitted to or be selected as majors) with special attention paid to admission requirements and planning to facilitate successful transition into their chosen majors.
– MAC assists students who have not yet selected a major with their selection process by presenting options and providing general education advising.
MAC is staffed by academic advisors and peer advisors (specially selected and trained upperclassmen).
Pre-Health and -Law Advising Center
The Pre-Health and -Law Advising Center (PAC) is a walk-in resource center for students interested in law, medicine (allopathic, chiropractic, naturopathic, osteopathic), or any of the health sciences (dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, occupational therapy, physical therapy, podiatry, veterinary medicine, etc!). PAC’s professional and peer academic advisors help students clarify their career goals, choose a major, plan appropriate coursework, research professional programs, find opportunities to gain experience, and apply to schools.
Student-Athlete Academic Services
Student Athlete Academic Services (SAAS), is the academic support program for student-athletes at UH Mānoa. Working closely with instructional faculty, coaches and campus resources, academic advisors assist students in formulating and meeting their academic goals while participating in intercollegiate athletics. SAAS is conveniently located in the Nagatani Academic Center (NAC), adjacent to the Stan Sheriff Arena in the Athletic Department complex.
SAAS provides the following support services: academic advising, orientation programs, and registration assistance; learning services; mentoring program; subject tutoring; study sessions; and the Ikaika Program.
Student Support Services
Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded program providing academic advising and planning, tutoring, mentoring, academic enrichment activities and grant aid to program students enrolled at UH Mānoa. Students are selected for participation based on income and financial aid eligibility and whether parents have completed a bachelor’s degree. The goal of SSS is to increase college retention, academic success and graduation rates of program participants. For application or other information, please contact SSS Advisors Gary Tachiyama and Barbara Watanabe at (808) 956-8402.
Manoa Career Center
The Manoa Career Center empowers students and alumni to engage in career life planning through awareness, exploration, experience, and reflection through a wide variety of offerings.
Career Life Planning
Career counselors assist students in exploring, developing and carrying out a career life plan in relation to their career goals while at UH-Manoa. Career counselors meet with students and offer variety of options such as workshops and career and graduate school fairs to facilitate and engage students in this area.
Disability Access: KOKUA
The KOKUA Program serves undergraduate, graduate and professional students with learning, physical, psychiatric and other documented disabilities. KOKUA provides disability access services to individuals on a case by case basis, and students are not charged for these services.
Services may include: priority registration, faculty liaison, exam accommodations, alternative media services, note taking, scribe services, academic adjustments (e.g. foreign language substitution), on campus van transportation, American Sign Language interpreting, real-time captioning services, assistive technology, library assistance, and mobility assistance.