1) Plan ahead. Mark your calendars now with important dates and deadlines. Be aware of priority deadlines.
- UH Manoa Events calendar: http://www.hawaii.edu/calendar/manoa/
- Financial Aid: http://www.hawaii.edu/fas/info/dates_deadlines.php
- Academic Calendar: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/records/calendar/fall_2014.html (Includes important information such as registration dates, drop/refund deadlines, holidays, and more.)
- Commuter Services (Parking): http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/studentpermits.html
- Housing: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/housing
2.) Research your School/College’s benefits. Find out what opportunities your School/College offers and take advantage of them.
- Clubs and Organizations
- Study Abroad
3.) Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor and continue to meet with your advisor each semester. Don’t wait until the last minute to see your advisor, anticipate registration and schedule your appointment early. Also note, some majors require mandatory advising.
Depending on your major, you may have two or more advisors at UHM:
- College/School advisor
- Major advisor
- Support Services advisor (PAC, Honors, NHSS)
- For more information visit: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/academics/advising/academicadvisors.htm
4.) Understand how your credits transfer. Check your STAR academic planner to see how your transfer credits fit into your degree plan. If you have questions, ask your advisor. Make sure your evaluation isn’t pending further information such as a course description or course syllabus which would be indicated on your transfer credit evaluation.
5.) Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you are feeling overwhelmed, seek out support services on campus. UH Mānoa offers a wide variety of support services that include; tutoring, counseling, women’s support services and childcare just to name a few.
6.) Start preparing for graduation. It’s never too early to start thinking about your future, visit the Mānoa Career Center to learn more about the steps you can take now to prepare for post-graduation employment.
For more information visit: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/careercenter/
7.) Get involved. If possible, make a connection to UH Mānoa. Join a club/organization, attend UH Mānoa activities or seek student employment on campus.
For more information on Student Life visit: http://studentaffairs.manoa.hawaii.edu/departments/sld.php
8.) Make sure you are clear of all holds on your UH account. Review your STAR report for holds. Examples of common holds include outstanding transcripts (final or official transcripts missing), mandatory academic advising/orientation, and health clearance.
9.) Familiarize yourself with UH Mānoa’s financial aid policies. If you were previously on financial aid, make sure that your award reflects Mānoa as your home campus.
10.) When in doubt, contact the Mānoa Transfer Coordination Center (MTCC). If you have questions or need to be pointed in the right direction, contact MTCC:
Mānoa Transfer Coordination Center (MTCC)
UHM Sinclair Library, Mezzanine 2
Jennifer Brown: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Iwasaki: email@example.com
Melissa Jones: firstname.lastname@example.org