All application deadlines are set by the graduate programs. Graduate Division Student Services begins processing of admissions applications starting August 1 for the following Fall semester and May 1 for the following Spring semester. Applicants are advised to consult individual program listings for application deadlines and encouraged to apply well in advance of the posted deadlines.

Priority Consideration Deadlines

Some graduate programs at UHM have set priority consideration deadlines in addition to application deadlines. Applicants are advised to contact the intended graduate program for the priority dates. In many cases, graduate programs make offers of financial support well in advance of application deadlines. Funding is limited and often awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to the most qualified applicants.

Application Deadlines

Deadlines vary for each graduate program. Refer to individual program listings in the section Graduate Programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or a holiday will default to the next work day. Applicants who apply after the application deadlines MUST consult with the intended graduate program before submitting an application. Application fees are non-refundable.

Readmission and PBU Admission

Application deadlines for readmission and PBU admission are indicated on the application form.


Graduate Division Student Services sends notification of application receipt and status by email. Applicants who do not receive a notification within 30 days of submitting their application should contact Graduate Division Student Services.  Notification of final admissions decision is by mail only.

Admission may not be postponed or deferred. A newly admitted student must register during the semester of admission. Failure to register will result in the abandonment of admission status and the cancellation of registration at UHM. No refunds are granted.

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