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Admissions Requirements

Applicants must have a cumulative high school G.P.A of 3.5 or higher.  Our ideal students have been involved in a range of extra and co-curricular activities throughout their education, including leadership roles, volunteering, employment, international exchanges, and more.  Many of our students take AP or other college level courses during high school.  If you feel you meet these requirements you are encouraged to apply to our Honors Program.  If you have any questions about this please schedule a “Prospective Student” appointment with one of our advisors.

You should apply as a First Year Honors Student for our full 4-year program if you have earned fewer than 43 college credits.

When to apply

If you are entering UHM in the SPRING SEMESTER you should apply by

  • November 1st

If you are entering UHM in the FALL SEMESTER you should apply by

When you complete your Honors application via Honors Mākālei you will be asked to:


  • A completed Online Application Form
  • A Recommendation Form completed by a relevant teacher or other appropriate figure
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your recommender completes this–please discuss your application to Honors with them!


  • Once the above are received you will be instructed to schedule your Admissions Interview
  • Interviews are available in person at UHM or via distance by telephone or Skype
  • Please keep in mind that ALL interviews will be scheduled according to Hawai‘i Standard Time