Deadlines & Notification
Graduate Division Student Services begins processing of admissions applications starting September 1 for the Fall semester and May 1 for the Spring semester. Applicants are encouraged to apply well in advance of application deadlines.
Priority Consideration Deadlines
Some graduate programs at UHM have set priority consideration deadlines in addition to application deadlines. Applicants are advised to contact the intended graduate program for the priority dates. In many cases, graduate programs make offers of financial support well in advance of application deadlines. Funding is limited and often awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to the most qualified applicants.
Deadlines vary for each graduate program. Refer to individual program listings in the section Graduate Programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or a holiday will default to the next work day. Applicants who apply after the application deadlines MUST consult with the intended graduate program before submitting an application. Application fees are non-refundable.
Certain graduate programs offer degree programs that may be completed during the summer sessions. Applicants who apply to such programs should apply for the fall semester subsequent to the summer session and observe the fall deadlines. Applicants for summer only programs will only be evaluated along with fall applicants.
Readmission and PBU Admission
Application deadlines for readmission and PBU admission are indicated on the application form.
Graduate Division Student Services sends notification of application receipt and status by email. Applicants who do not receive a notification within 30 days of submitting their application should contact Graduate Division Student Services. Notification of final admissions decision is by mail only.