Freshman Admission Requirements

High School Course Requirements

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English

4 Units
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Math

3 Units
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Science

3 Units
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Social Sciences

3 Units
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Other
College-Prep

4 Units
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Electives

5 Units

Math to include Geometry and Algebra II.

College-prep courses can include a 4th unit of math, science, or social science. High school foreign language courses count toward other college-prep courses, but is not required . Certain programs (e.g., nursing, social work, education, etc.) may have additional requirements. Please check with the appropriate department for more information.

Examples of elective courses: Art, Dance, Band, Physical Education, AVID, Computer Science, etc.

 

Other Requirements

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Competitive/Strong GPA

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Top 40%

High School Rank

Standardized Test Scores

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ACT

For prospective freshmen students applying for the 2021-2022 academic year, test scores (SAT or ACT) will be optional. Freshman applicants will have the option of submitting test scores as part of their admissions application. Refer to the Application Checklist for instructions.

*This is the minimum GPA requirement. Professional and certain other programs may require higher GPAs and additional prerequisite course work. Please check with the appropriate department for more information.

Additional Requirements for Homeschooled Applicants

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Homeschooled applicants are expected to meet the minimum admissions requirements indicated for freshman applicants. Please review the detailed requirements below for homeschooled applicants.

Required Documents:
Complete the Self-Reported Application if your Homeschool transcript reflects a traditional high school curriculum. If you are in a non-traditional program, please include a separate statement that includes titles and descriptions of all coursework completed. Other additional information such as textbooks used, methods of teaching, and methods of evaluation and the resulting grades or structured assessments must be entered in the "Comment" box. If the additional information exceeds the amount of space given, submit an email to manoa.admissions@hawaii.edu.

Also, one of the following:

  • GED scores
  • SAT subject tests (minimum of three subjects) including math
  • ACT subscores

Application Checklist

UH Mānoa takes all your application materials into consideration when making an admissions decision. To apply for admission, please submit the following:

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University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa Admission Application
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Application Fee: $70 U.S.
The application fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable and valid only for the semester indicated on the application.

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Official High School Transcripts
All high school information must be submitted through the Self-Reported Application. The initial admissions decision will be based on this information. Upon request from the Office of Admissions an official transcript must be submitted directly to UH Mānoa from your high school for validation and/or scholarships. If you have attended more than one high school, you are required to submit a transcript from each school you have attended.

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Supplemental Documents

Students are recommended (not required) to include supplemental documents to strengthen their application. If you are interested in attaching supplemental documents to your admissions application, we have online forms available for you to fill out. If you already added a personal statement or list of achievements to your online application, you do not need to fill out these forms.

  • Letter of Recommendation - Interested in having someone complete a letter of recommendation for you? A teacher, coach, counselor, or supervisor? Fill out the Letter of Recommendation Request Form and an online recommendation form will be sent to your recommender for them to complete on your behalf.
  • Personal Statement & List of Achievements Form - Interested in providing a personal statement and list of achievements? Fill out the online form.
Documents can be uploaded to the application or emailed directly to manoa.admissions@hawaii.edu.

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Official Standardized Test Scores

For prospective freshmen students applying for the 2021-2022 academic year, test scores (SAT or ACT) are optional. Freshman applicants will have the option of submitting test scores as part of their admissions application. Please note that scholarships or department direct entry programs may require test scores for consideration. For applicants who choose to submit scores they can either be submitted in the Self-Reported Application or sent to the Office of Admissions. UH Manoa's college codes are SAT 4867 and ACT 0902.

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Mail application materials to:
manoa.admissions@hawaii.edu
or:
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Office of Admissions
2600 Campus Road, Room 001
Honolulu, HI 96822-2385

If you are not a U.S. citizen, are a non-native speaker of English, or have been educated in a country other than the United States, refer to the International Admission Process.

Application Deadlines

All applicants must meet application deadlines set by the University. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Admission requirements are currently under review and are subject to change.

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Fall Semester

January 5th Priority Deadline
March 1st Final Deadline
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Spring Semester

September 1st Priority Deadline
October 1st Final Deadline

We encourage all applicants to apply for priority consideration. Applying by this deadline increases your chance of receiving financial aid and student housing. Certain programs (e.g., nursing, social work, education, etc.) may have earlier admission deadlines. Please check with the appropriate department for more information. Late applications may be accepted after the final deadline

Direct Admission Program

Get started early in your major. The following programs offer direct entry for high-achieving and highly motivated freshman applicants.

business

The Shidler Freshman Direct Admit Program (DAP) is designed for high achieving incoming freshmen who wish to enter the UH Shidler College of Business and get a head start on their Business curriculum.

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nursing

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa offers direct entry for high school graduates who are dedicated to completing their Bachelor of Science in nursing degree in four years. With direct entry into our nursing program, a student’s academic path is secure. Students can have confidence that they have been admitted to the nursing program while they complete their prerequisite classes in a cohort based learning model. Students enter the program in the fall of their freshman year. With the BS degree, the student is prepared for graduate education and continued career development. The student completes pre-requisites in Year 1 and begins nursing courses in year 2.

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dental hygiene

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa offers direct entry for high school graduates who are dedicated to completing their Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene in four years. With direct entry into our dental hygiene program, a student’s academic path is secure. Students can have confidence that they have been admitted to the dental hygiene program while they complete their prerequisite classes in a cohort based learning model. Students enter the program in the fall of their freshman year. With the BS degree, the student is prepared to sit for the national board dental hygiene examination (NBDHE) and eligible for licensure. The student completes pre-requisites in Year 1 and begins dental hygiene courses in year 2.

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Medicine
The Doctor of Medicine Early Acceptance Program for Entering Hawaiʻi Resident Freshman

The Doctor of Medicine Early Acceptance Program is not accepting new applications at this time. There are no further updates on the Doctor of Medicine Early Acceptance Program. Any updates will be posted immediately on the JABSOM and UH Mānoa websites.

Revised: June 2020

John A. Burns School of Medicine
Office of Admissions
651 Ilalo Street, MEB 3rd Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-692-0892
808-692-1251 (FAX)

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