Wait! You’re not finished with class registration yet!
Did you register for an ACE Learning Community? Did you receive a confirmation email through your Hawaii.edu email account? Then welcome to Step Four! This step confirms your admission and enrollment in an ACE Learning Community. If you do not complete this step by July 31st, your ACE enrollment will be forfeited and you will have to enroll for classes through the regular registration in August.
- Register & Complete Required Placement Tests
- Submit Health Clearance Forms to the University Health Services
- Submit Final High School Transcripts & SAT/ACT Scores to the Admissions Department
A New Student Checklist from the Admission’s Department
1) Create your myUH account
Create your MYUH account so we can stay in touch with you. You must first create your UH username (click “Get A UH Username”) and then follow directions prompted on the website. Your UH Username account gives you access to the following:
- Gmail (your UH Mānoa email account)
- MyUH Services (access your account and financial aid information)
- STAR GPS (register for classes, track your progress towards graduation, transfer credits, search & apply for scholarships)
- SECE (look for on-campus employment and more)
- Laulima (communicate with your professors and complete class assignments)
2) Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships
FAFSA Deadline: February 1
Consider this a lifelong investment for your future. Help finance your journey by applying for financial aid, which includes grants, scholarships, federal work-study, and loans. To apply, submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1, or as soon as possible. The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Federal School Code is: 001610. Scholarship deadlines include:
- New Warrior Scholarships – January 15
- STAR Database Scholarships – February 15
- University of Hawai‘i System Scholarships – March 1
- High School Visits and College Fairs
- Various campuses and dates
- Mānoa Experience: University Preview Day
- Honolulu, HI, March 2, 2019
We offer tours and information sessions daily, Monday through Friday (excluding state holidays). Tours are guided by our very own Rainbow Warriors with an introductory information session hosted by an admissions counselor. Visiting from out of town? Our hotel partners offer special rates for our campus visitors.
- General Campus Tour
- Accepted Student Tours, offered February-April
4) Submit intent to enroll and tuition deposit
Fall Deadline: May 1
Spring Deadline: November 1
Confirm your attendance at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa by submitting your $200 tuition deposit online.
5) Apply for Student Housing
Fall Deadline: May 1
Spring Deadline: No deadline, but Spring-only applications are subject to availability
If you are interested in living on campus, you must submit the housing application. To begin the application process, you will need the following:
- UH ID Number (found on your acceptance letter)
- MyUH email account (see #3, Create your MyUH Account)
- $25 non-refundable application fee
Applications for student housing will be available in February for Fall and in October for Spring. Student housing will notify you via your MyUH email account when your application is complete. Please note:
- After your application is complete, a housing contract will be delivered to your MyUH email account (around Mid-May for the 2019-2020 Academic Year)
- A $400 housing deposit must be submitted to the Student Housing office by the date specified in your contract offer
- Your housing contract will provide details on deposit payment, type of room, and name of your residential hall
Unfortunately, if you do not send the housing deposit by deadline indicated on your contract, Student Housing will cancel your contract so they can assign your space to another student. It is critical that you check your MyUH email account!
You are required to purchase a meal plan each semester if you live in Hale Anuenue, Frear Hall, Gateway House, Hale Aloha Towers, Johnson Hall, Hale Kahawai, and Hale Laulima. You are automatically enrolled in the “Select 10,” a 10-meal per week plan that can be changed should you want more meals per week. If you are a commuter student or a student in the on-campus apartments, you do not have to purchase a meal plan, but do have the option if you choose.
6) Submit Final Documents
Before you become a full-fledged Rainbow Warrior, you must submit your final documents to the Office of Admissions:
- Final official high school and/or college transcripts (with graduation date and final grades)
- Official test scores
There is also the option to register for your classes through a first-year program called ACE. These are learning communities and grouped classes based on your major, experienced alongside 15 other students. This is a great way to complete your college years in four, while also alongside new friends! To learn more about ACE and First-Year Programs, visit manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/freshman
We encourage you to meet with an academic advisor. Each College and School provides advising services. The cover letter to your acceptance packet denotes your admitted College or School. Undecided on a major? You will meet with an advisor at the Mānoa Advising Center.
8) Paying for College
Payment deadlines depend on when you register for classes. The Office of Registrar will post the deadlines online once they are available: manoa.hawaii.edu/records/pay_deadlines.html
The University offers a number of ways for you to pay your bill. Payments are accepted online, by mail, or in person. You may pay your bill online through MyUH Services (myuh.hawaii.edu). Search for or click on “Pay Tuition and Fees.” If you have applied for financial aid, and received an award, it will be reflected on your account.
The University offers you the option to pay your bill in one payment or through installments using a payment plan. Payment plans are only available for fall and spring terms and are not available for summer terms. The cost to sign up is a non-refundable, per-semester fee of $30 per plan. You may sign-up for a payment plan online. Search for or click on “Enroll in Payment Plan.”
9) Submit Health Clearance
Spring Deadline: December 2
We want to make sure all of our Rainbow Warriors are in fighting shape. Please submit your health clearance forms and immunization records to University Health Services. You can also find the forms online at http://hawaii.edu/shs/health_clearance. All students must comply with health clearance requirements to register for classes. Health clearance requirements:
- Tuberculosis (TB) Clearance: Complete the TB Risk Assessment Form and have signed by your U.S. licensed healthcare provider. Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Immuniziations – Two doses of the Measles vaccine and at least one dose of the MRR is required for students born after 1957. Complete the MMR Form and have signed by your U.S. licensed healthcare provider.
- International Students: You must receive a tuberculin skin test or chest x-ray from a U.S. licensed healthcare provider (M.D., D.O., A.P.R.N., or P.A.). The U.S. licensed healthcare practitioner must document the state he/she is licensed and license number. When you arrive in Honolulu, you may take a skin test at the University Health Services, the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health, or at a physician’s office. If your test results are positive, a chest X-ray is required.
10) Get Oriented!
We offer a variety of options to help you transition into the Rainbow Warrior way during the “Week of Welcome” (WoW). More information about these programs will be communicated through your MyUH email account and online by visiting studentaffairs.manoa.hawaii.edu/wow
- One-Day Freshman/Transfer Orientation Program
Primarily for students who live on the island of Oʻahu, although the invite is open to all who will be on island the day of the event.
- New Student Orientation (NSO)
Primarily for students who are out-of-state, neighbor island, and international; NSO coincides with your residence hall check-in. Get ready to move-in and enjoy a week of activities to get you oriented.
- Residence Hall Move-In: If you are living in the residence halls, they will have orientation type activities for you to participate in as well. Please check the Mānoa Move-In website (when available) for information on your move-in dates.
- Welina Mānoa: A campus-wide community event to kick-off the brand new academic year, the UH Mānoa campus welcomes new and returning Rainbow Warriors with food, fun, activities, and prizes!