- FW = Written communication (ENG 100, ESL100, or ENG 190
- FS = Symbolic reasoning (Mathematic courses)
- FG = Global multicultural perspective
- FGA = Global multicultural perspectives in group A (Pre-history to 1500 CE)
- FGB = Global multicultural perspectives in group B (1500 CE to Present)
- FGC = Global multicultural perspectives in group C (Pre-history to Present)
- DA = Diversification course in Art
- DH = Diversification course in Humanities
- DL = Diversification courses in Literature
- DS = Diversification courses in Social Sciences
- DB = Diversification courses in Biological Sciences
- DP = Diversification courses in Physical Science
- DY = Diversification courses in Laboratory Science
- H or HAP = Hawaiian, Asian & Pacific course
- E or ETH = Contemporary Ethical Issues course
- O or OC = Oral Communication course
- W or WI = Writing Intensive course
- HSL = Hawaiian or Second Language courses
Transfer Applicants = Students currently or previously enrolled at a college or university OTHER than UH Manoa; this includes other University of Hawaii System Schools.
Core Requirements = Foundation Requirements and Diversification Requirements
Special Graduation Requirements = Focus Requirements and Hawaiian or Second Language Requirement
CLEP = College-Level Examination Program. Students should consult the Counseling and Student Development Center at UHM to apply, pay the fee, and take the corresponding subject examination.
AP = Advanced Placement Examination. They are administered in high school by the Educational Testing Service for the College Entrance Examination Board for students who have completed specific college-level courses in high school.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) =Test required of students whose first language is not English.
Backtracking = Completion of a lower-level or prerequisite course after (or while) taking an advanced course.
- Freshmen = Students who have earned fewer than 25 semester credit hours.
- Sophomores = Students who have earned 25-54 semester credit hours.
- Juniors = Students who have earned 55-88 semester credit hours.
- Seniors = Students who have earned 89 or more semester credit hours.
Full-Time Students = Enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester (undergraduates) or 8 or more credits per semester (graduates).
Part-Time Students = Enrolled in fewer than 12 credits per semester (undergraduates) or fewer than 8 credits per semester (graduates).
Introductory Courses = All 100-level courses and those 200-level courses without explicit college course prerequisites.
Lower Division Courses = Courses numbered 100-299
Upper Division Courses = Courses numbered 300-499
Major = The area of academic concentration or specialization in which the degree was conferred.
Minor = Limited concentration of courses in an area other than the major and relating to an approved baccalaureate degree.