2nd Bachelor Admission Requirements

Applicants to UH Mānoa are expected to have completed certain requirements at their previous institution. Please review the requirements below.

  1. Applications for a second baccalaureate degree will be considered only if there is a demonstrable difference in curricula and objectives between the two degrees and majors. The applicant must have a superior grade point average (GPA) and demonstrate strong promise of success in the proposed second degree
  2. Applicants must have earned or will earn a recognized bachelor's degree by entry term
  3. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA:

    Grade Point Average (GPA)

    2.00

    Cumulative GPA

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    2.50

    Cumulative GPA

    Non-Resident
  4. Certain programs may require higher GPAs and prerequisite course work. Please check with the appropriate department for more information.
  5. In addition, there may be college specific requirements. Students should also check with the college advising office and websites in addition to the academic department.

All applicants must meet application deadlines set by the University. Admission requirements are currently under review and are subject to change.

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 Mānoa Admission Application
Already earned or will earn a bachelor's degree and ready to apply for a second baccalaureate? Apply here!

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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. The application fee will be waived for residents of Hawai‘i.

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Transcripts

Official transcripts must be submitted directly from your college or university to UH Mānoa. You are required to submit transcripts from each post-secondary institution you have attended (excluding any University of Hawaiʻi System institution). Unofficial, faxed, hand-carried, or student copies of academic documents can be used for admission decisions only. Official transcripts are required to receive an official transfer credit evaluation.

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Transcripts may be sent to:
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 Office of Admissions. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Admission requirements are subject to change.

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Fall Semester

January 5th Priority Deadline
June 30th Final Deadline
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Spring Semester

September 1st Priority Deadline
October 1st Final Deadline

We encourage all applicants to apply by the priority deadline to increase your chances of gaining access to resources that you may need such as financial aid and/or 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

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