Applying as a PBU Student

A Post-Baccalaureate Unclassified (PBU) student is one who holds a bachelor's degree and who enrolls at UHM without seeking a specific degree. Unlike degree-seeking (classified) students, PBU students are not admitted to a specific degree program. To be eligible to apply for admission as a PBU student, an applicant needs to possess a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, or an equivalent degree from a recognized non-U.S. institution of higher education. PBU students are encouraged to review the UHM catalog for course prerequisites. PBU students may not register for 699 (Directed Reading), 700 (Thesis) or 800 (Dissertation); PBU students need approval from the graduate chair to take 600-700 level courses at UHM. Please note that some undergraduate-level classes are restricted to majors only. The standard application fee applies to all PBU applicants, including faculty and staff, without exception. Application fees are non-refundable under any circumstances including but not limited to: closed classes, health clearances, and/or prerequisite restrictions etc. Applications must be submitted by July 31 for fall and December 15 for spring.