Registration Step-by-Step

Review the steps below to register for classes.

Incoming freshmen should also read the New Rainbow Warrior Checklist before starting the registration process.

  1. Confirm Eligibility
  2. Meet with Your Academic Advisor
  3. Clear Holds
  4. Check Your Registration Time
  5. Check Class Schedule and Availability
  6. Review Course Restrictions and Prerequisites
  7. Register Online
  8. Submit Payment
  9. Add and/or Drop Courses
  10. Enrolling in Mānoa Extension and Community College Courses
  11. Review Your Prior Term Grades

1. Confirm Eligibility

To be eligible to register you must be one of the following:

  • A continuing classified UH Mānoa student enrolled in the current semester (not withdrawn, graduated, suspended, or dismissed)
  • An incoming UH Mānoa student (newly-accepted, returning, or transfer)
  • An unclassified UH Mānoa student (continuing or incoming)

Note: Students admitted through the Outreach College for evening or summer courses only are not eligible to enroll in regular fall or spring classes. Visit the Outreach College for more information.

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2. Meet with Your Academic Advisor

Before registering for classes, meet with your academic advisor to review degree requirements and to get help selecting courses. Some programs will place a hold on your account until you have met with your advisor.

Check with your college or school's Advising office for more advising information.

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3. Clear Holds

Certain university offices may prevent you from registering or making registration changes (e.g., adding/dropping a course) by placing a hold on your account. This usually occurs if you have not fulfilled certain requirements (e.g., financial obligations, health clearance, academic advising, etc.). Visit Holds to learn how to view and remove holds placed on your account.

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4. Check Your Registration Time

You are assigned a specific registration time according to your student classification for a given semester (continuing classified, incoming, or unclassified). See the Academic Calendar for specific dates. Your registration time assignment will be available approximately two weeks before the start of your registration period.

To view your registration time assignment, login to STAR GPS Registration.

You can also check the Registration Timetable. When using the timetable, note the number of credits you have already earned at UH Mānoa (do not include courses in progress) and in transfer.

Once your assigned time begins you can continue to register during the designated registration periods for your student classification. See the Academic Calendar for specific dates.

Note: UH Mānoa students are eligible to register for UH community college courses. To check your registration time, visit the Registration Timetable for the community colleges.

Employees and their spouses or domestic partners who wish to use an employee tuition waiver must register during the late registration period. Visit UH Employee Registration & Tuition Waivers for registration instructions.

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5. Check Class Schedule and Availability

Check Class Availability lists available classes and sections. Consult course listings regularly for the most up-to-date information on class cancellations, course additions, and changes in meeting times, locations, and instructors.

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6. Review Course Restrictions and Prerequisites

To avoid problems during registration, review course restrictions and prerequisites before attempting to register. In Check Class Availability look for a Restriction in the Title column or in the University Catalog look for course prerequisite requirements in the course descriptions.

You will get an error message while registering if you do not meet the requirements for a course. If you have questions regarding your eligibility to register for a course, contact the department offering the course.

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7. Register Online

STAR GPS Registration

STAR GPS Registration is a guided registration system for all UH Mānoa students. You select courses that meet your major and degree requirements while registering online.

To learn how to register in STAR GPS Registration, visit the STAR Help website.

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8. Submit Payment

If you are registered for courses at UH Mānoa, you are required to submit full tuition and fees payment or enroll in the installment payment plan by the published deadline for those courses.

The tuition and fees charts contain tuition rates for residents and non-residents.  Please make sure that your tuition status classification is correct before submitting payment.  If you feel that there is an error in your tuition status or would like to make a change to another tuition status, the last day to make changes to all tuition statuses is the 10th day of the semester.  You may petition for a change at the Admissions Information Counter, Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services, room 001.

Note: Tuition and fees charges for courses taken at other institutions (i.e., the community colleges) and extension courses are in addition to UH Mānoa tuition and fees and are charged separately.  For extension courses offered by Outreach College, you must select the "extension" term when registering and making payment (i.e., for "Fall 2017 Extension" term, select Fall Ext 2017).

Refer to Paying Your Bill for additional payment instructions.

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9. Add and/or Drop Courses

You can adjust your schedule by adding and/or dropping classes in STAR GPS Registration during the Add/Drop period. Review the Academic Calendar for specific Add/Drop dates and deadlines for your student classification. Visit Add or Drop Courses for policies and procedures and to learn how registration changes can affect you.

Note:  Add and drop deadlines for Mānoa extension courses and courses taken at other institutions (i.e., the community colleges) may differ from UH Mānoa "day school" add and drop deadlines.

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10. Enrolling in Mānoa Extension and Community College Courses

Enrolling in Mānoa Extension Courses

You may also register for extension courses (4-digit CRN) offered through UH Mānoa Outreach College by selecting the extension term when registering in STAR. However, please be aware that:

  • You will be charged additional tuition and fees for these courses.
  • Although tuition per credit hour is the same as UH Mānoa, other course fees may be charged.
  • For Financial Aid Recipients: Your financial aid may be delayed and/or revised due to differing tuition and fee costs and enrollment dates which require additional processing time. Once you have finalized your course registration, please contact Financial Aid Services if you should have any questions.
  • Course credits are regular UH Mānoa credits and count towards your full-time enrollment for the semester.
  • Courses and grades are recorded on your UH Mānoa transcript and averaged into your UH Mānoa cumulative grade point average (GPA).
  • Visit Outreach College for additional information.

Enrolling in Community College Courses

You may also register for courses at the community colleges based on the Registration Timetable for community colleges. However, please be aware that:

  • You will be charged additional tuition and fees for these courses.
  • If you are exempt from the non-resident tuition rate at UH Mānoa, you may be required to pay non-resident tuition at another campus.
  • Courses offered at other campuses may not transfer, even if the course numbers are the same.
  • Registration policies and procedures may vary. Please consult with the campus offering the course.
  • For Financial Aid Recipients: Your award is based on enrollment at UH Mānoa only. Please contact Financial Aid Services on how enrollment at another UH system campus may affect your award. Revisions to your award may occur due to differing tuition costs and UH Mānoa institutional awards may not apply when taking courses at another campus.
  • If you only register for courses from another UH system campus, your Home Institution will be changed to that campus and you must reapply for admission to UH Mānoa if you decide to return for a subsequent semester.
  • Official transcripts of courses and grades earned at other campuses must be obtained from those individual campuses.

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11. Review Your Prior Term Grades

Remember to check your grades at the end of the semester to determine if you still meet the prerequisites for your registered courses. If you no longer meet the prerequisites for a course (i.e., you did not receive an acceptable grade for a prerequisite), you should drop the course. If you have any questions about your eligibility, contact the department offering the course since you may be disenrolled from these classes (as well as all other classes affected by the disenrollment). In order to remain in the class, you will need to resolve these issues (unmet prerequisites) immediately. Also, please check your hawaii.edu email for important notices.

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