Transfer Students

As you consider the option to transfer into the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, we have collected information and resources to assist you. If you are unsure about the majors we offer at UH Mānoa and would like to get more information, please click through the different sections below.


Many Community Colleges offer Liberal Arts as an associate level degree. Here at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, we do not offer Liberal Arts as a degree. We would like to emphasize the fact that students get their liberal arts education within the general education courses offered here. Therefore, in order to graduate, students are required to choose a major. In the event that students are interested in Liberal Arts, they will be admitted into the Exploratory Program in order to find a major that sparks their interest and potential future careers.

For a complete list of programs and degrees within the UH system, please visit the: Degrees and Programs List

If no major is quite your size or shape, you may find a better fit through the Interdisciplinary Studies Program. It enables interested and qualified students to arrange interdisciplinary “major equivalents” for B.A. degrees.

Effective for the Spring 2016 semester, majors within the Manoa Advising Center were be changed to Exploratory.  This change will not affect your enrollment or status at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  The following chart lists to which category your current designation will be updated.

Old Major DesignationsNew Designations (Effective Spring 2016)
General Arts & Sciences (GEAS)Exploratory
Pre-KinesiologyExploratory
Pre-MathematicsExploratory
Pre-BusinessExploratory Business and Industry
Pre-MedicineExploratory Health Sciences
Pre-PharmacyExploratory Health Sciences
Pre-Dental HygieneExploratory Health Sciences
Pre-Speech Pathology/AudiologyExploratory Health Sciences

In addition to the new designations listed above, the following categories are also available:

  • Exploratory Arts & Humanities
  • Exploratory Social Sciences
  • Exploratory STEM

If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact the Exploratory Program at expl@hawaii.edu.

If you would like to meet with an advisor, navigate through the following pages to find the appropriate advisor associated with your major of choice.

If you are seeking to meet with an advisor from a specific college / major, follow this link to the directory of advisors:

When you have chosen a major that they would like to obtain, its time to declare the major. To declare a major, you will need to meet with an advisor from the intended school within UH Manoa that they are trying to major in.

Here is a list of the undergraduate advising offices:

College/SchoolLocationPhone number
School of ArchitectureArchitecture 202(808) 956-7225
Colleges of Arts & Humanities and Languages, Linguistics & Literature (declared majors)QLCSS 113(808) 956-8755
College of Social SciencesDean Hall, Room 2(808) 956-0661
Shidler College of BusinessBusiness Administration B101(808) 956-8215
College of EducationEverly Hall 126(808) 956-7849
College of EngineeringHolmes 250(808) 956-8404
Deparment of BiologyEdmondson 216(808) 956-8303
Hawai'inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
 Hawaiian StudiesKAMA 211(808) 956-0642
 Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian LanguageSpalding 253(808) 956-8391
Manoa Advising Center (general Arts & Sciences students and pre-majors)QLCSS 101(808) 956-7273
John A. Burns School of Medicine
Medical Technology Biomed C206(808) 956-8557
Public Health Biomed D204(808) 956-8267
School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
 Dental HygieneHemingway 200B(808) 956-8821
 NursingWebster 201(808) 956-8939
School of Ocean and Earth Science and TechnologyHIG 315(808) 956-8763
School of Pacific and Asian Studies Moore 407(808) 956-7814
Myron B. Thompson School of Social WorkGartley 203(808) 956-7182
School of Travel Industry Management George 346(808) 956-8946
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Gilmore 210(808) 956-8183

Ka’ie’ie Program

Ka’ie’ie is a degree pathway program with the University of Hawai’i at Manoa (UHM). It is a dual-admission, dual-enrollment program for students who are pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree, but choose to begin their degree at Honolulu CC, Kapi’olani CC, Leeward CC, University of Hawai’i – Maui College, and/or Windward CC. It is focused on students successfully transferring from these UH system campuses to UHM while completing their academic degrees.

For more information regarding the Ka’ie’ie program, please refer to the link below:

UH System Transfer

The UH System Transfer Website provides general information on transferring to/from the different colleges within the UH system, please click on the link below to visit the UH System Transfer site.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

The Course Transfer Database website contains a searchable database of course equivalencies/evaluations for UH campuses, as well as other colleges and universities. The website offers two different search modes: one that tells you how a course transfers as well as if there’s a certain course you need to take and would like to see the equivalent at the different campuses.

The evaluation of courses on this site is a guide. Transferability of any given course is not guaranteed until an official transfer credit evaluation is completed. Specific course equivalencies require review based upon the unique characteristics of each college and university, and may differ from one institution to another. Be sure to contact an academic advisor as the database is regularly updated and subject to change.

Manoa Transfer Coordination Center

The Mānoa Transfer Coordination Center (MTCC) helps students in the Ka’ie’ie Program transfer smoothly from a participating University of Hawai’i system campus to the University of Hawaii at Mānoa (UHM) by providing advising support throughout the transfer process.