Admissions: Honors Mākālei


Apply to the Honors Program!


Visit Honors Mākālei to start your Honors Student journey!


To qualify

4-Year Program (Entering as a First-Year): must have a cumulative G.P.A of 3.5 or higher

Upper Division Program (Transfer or Junior standing): must have a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2 or higher

When to apply

Fall | Feb. 1 – end of June
(Newly accepted First-Year Honors students (incoming freshmen) receive Fall Priority Registration if all completed applications are received by June 30th.)

Spring | July 1 – end of November
(Newly accepted Honors students (current UHM students or transfer students) receive Spring Priority Registration if all completed applications are received by October 31st.)

In 3 Easy Steps via Honors Mākālei submit:

  • Online Application
  • Recommendation Form
  • Departmental Approval Form (Upper Division applicants only)

Student Housing for Prospective Honors Students


Honors Housing is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

In 3 Easy Steps…

  1. Apply to the Honors Program by our deadline
  2. Apply for UHM Student Housing by their priority deadline
  3. Gain admittance to the Honors Program

For more information click here.


Applicant Categories


4-Year Program Applicant

Students that have not yet earned 43 credits of coursework (including the semester of application) need to fill out the online application and have an academic recommendation submitted.  Visit Honors Mākālei to start your Honors Student journey!

It is highly recommended that you meet with our Academic Advisors, Dr. Siobhán Ní Dhonacha or Dr. Jayme Scally.  To schedule an appointment, please visit our websitehttp://manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/honors/advising/


Upper Division Applicant

In addition to filling out the application and having an academic recommendation submitted, students that have earned 43 credits of coursework (including current semester) must also fill out the Departmental Approval Form. Since this form requires a signature from one’s major advisor, students should be sure to make time to fulfill this requirement. Visit Honors Mākālei to start your Honors Student journey!

The online application and recommendation form are waived for students who are currently in Selected Studies and have earned 43 credits of coursework. The only requirement is the Departmental Approval Form.

Students should select “Upper Division (more than 43 credits)” when asked which division of our program they are applying to on the application.

It is highly recommended that you meet with our Honors Program Director, Dr. Vernadette Gonzalez for advising to the Upper Division, Honors Program. To schedule an appointment, please visit our website: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/honors/advising/