Mandatory Advising

If you are a freshman or a sophomore student, you are required to receive mandatory advising in each of your first four semesters here at UHM.  If you have not declared a major or are a pre-major (except for Pre-Psychology, Pre-Nursing and Pre-Dental Hygiene), you may fulfill your mandatory advising requirement through one of our mandatory advising sessions. If you have declared a major, or are Pre-Psychology, Pre-Nursing or Pre-Dental Hygiene, you will need to see your major advisor to get cleared for mandatory advising; regardless, we highly recommend that you also attend one of our mandatory advising sessions if you are interested in a pre-health or pre-law profession. The purpose of mandatory advising is to assure that you are aware of graduation requirements, college resources, and opportunities.

Below is a brief overview of each of the mandatory advising options. For more information on how to sign up, click on the option that applies to you–the italicized options are those that are currently offered for this semester.

Freshman Year Mandatory Advising Option Semester Offered How to Attend
First Semester Four-Year Academic Plan Fall walk in or make an appointment
Second Semester Sophomore Experience Spring Click here for instructions!
Sophomore Year Mandatory Advising Semester Offered How to Attend
Third Semester Curriculum Vitae Fall sign up for a 30-minute session
Fourth Semester Self-Evalulation Spring Click here for instructions!


You should be completing mandatory advising in the order listed above.  If, for any reason, you missed one of these sessions and are now “off track” (i.e., you are a 3rd semester student who has not yet completed the Sophomore Experience), we recommend that you speak to a PAC Peer Advisor to find out which mandatory advising option is most appropriate for you.

If your Mandatory Advising registration hold has not been lifted, and you have not completed Mandatory Advising, please visit your college advisor for more information.

To check your registration status: Go to MyUH Portal and click on “View My Holds”; if you have no holds listed, you are cleared for registration.