Academic Advising & Counseling

Students who are admitted to approved programs of study and are earning degrees at UH Mānoa are considered to be classified students.

As classified students, they are a priority for accessing and receiving Academic Advising services as declared majors who are actively matriculating towards degree completion.


As a young adult, you are primarily responsible for planning and meeting your educational goals while a student at Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge. During your career as an undergraduate student you will remain with your Academic Advisor as your primary Advisor who will help you make your decisions about your academic program, your career goals, your financial or scholarship needs, and your personal challenges.

Think of your Academic Advisor as your advocate and ally and someone who is actively and professionally involved in helping you meet with overall academic success through graduation and beyond.  It is wise to cultivate this relationship professionally, as your Academic Advisor may also serve as a reference for you in the future.

Be prepared to discuss your interests and career goals, and ask questions that you need answers to so that you will meet with success, whenever you visit with your Academic Advisor. But remember in the end, it is you who must decide and accept the responsibility for the consequences for your decisions, including those in which you have not met standards, expectations, requirements or deadlines.  It is your responsibility to keep yourself informed and to take the action needed.

Students admitted to the Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge are assumed to be mature adults and are expected to perform accordingly. All written work, for example, should observe high editorial standards, and high standards of academic honesty and rigor are expected.

Though your Academic Advisor and related services are provided to assist the student, the student alone is responsible for following the procedures and completing the steps required in the degree and major program. Requirements of the Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, both procedural and substantive, may be waived only by written request of the student and/or authority concerned and must have the written approval of the Dean of Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge.