Academic Advising

The Mānoa Advising Center (MAC) provides academic advising for students who are undecided on a major or pre-majors.

Design Your Own Major

If no University major is quite your size or shape, you may find a better fit through the Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

Planning to Succeed

Bachelor Degree Program Sheets and Sample Four Year Academic Plans are intended as advising tools to be used in tandem with academic advising.

Honors Program

The Honors Program provides opportunities for talented, motivated undergraduates to excel in their academic studies.

Featured Program

  • Financial Literacy: VITA Tax Volunteers Needed

    Financial Literacy  will be offering free of charge tax preparation services to our UH Manoa students and general community from February 9, 2016 though April 8, 2016. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays will be by appointment only 10am – 4pm. Walk ins as well as appointments will be accepted on Wednesdays 10am – 8pm and Saturdays from 9am -1pm. To volunteer, you must pass a few online multiple choice certification tests. Training is mostly self-study using the modules at IRS VITA/TCE Central. Supplementary training will be offered on Saturday, January 23 and 30 from 9am – 3pm. A limited number of training kits are available in our office (QLC 209). You should complete the paper test (in training kit) first before attempting the online certification test as you only have two attempts to pass with a score of 80% or higher. When you have passed the certification tests you should print and sign your Volunteer Agreement form to submit to the site coordinator at your volunteer site. Hours spent training and volunteering may be counted towards the Manoa Service Award as well as active status credit for certain RIO’s. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Stacy Miyashiro or stop by QLC 209.

  • Air Force ROTC Program

    The Air Force ROTC program is a great way to earn a commission in the United States Air Force. You will find that the program is a challenging and rewarding experience. Cadets must successfully earn a bachelors degree before we can commission them as second lieutenants, therefore we stress academic excellence throughout our cadet’s college tenure. This focus also requires them to balance tough academic demands with corps activities and their personal lives. Time management and an unwavering desire to succeed are definitely keys to success. Our mission is to commission Air Force second lieutenants, leaders of the highest quality and character that exudes our core values of Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence In All We Do. For more information:, AFROTC, DET 175, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1460 Lower Campus Road, Honolulu HI 96822, (808) 956-7734,

  • Student Success Center

    The Student Success Center provides students with the information and skills to be academically successful in their courses. It is a place for students to work with faculty, librarians, mentors, and tutors to meet individually defined learning needs. It will also assist students in finding the help they need to succeed in their academic work. The Sinclair Library, as host to The Student Success Center, provides a learning environment that meets the space, computing, and information needs of students and those who work with them. Go to their website at

Featured: New Director of Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center

Kiana Shiroma became the Director of the Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center (PAC) this past July. She has recently overseen the move of PAC, which is now located in Sinclair Library, Room 108. Kiana is excited to be working with her peer advisors to provide in-person and group advising, orientation, workshop, and information for pre-health and pre-law students throughout the state.

The Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising Center (PAC) at UHM is excited to announce its new location and contact information:

Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center
Sinclair Library, Room 108
(808) 956-8646
Open: Mondays to Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except state holidays

We provide orientations and workshops for pre-health and pre-law students. For schedule, go to

We welcome walk-in or scheduled advising appointments. To schedule an appointment, go to

Come visit us soon!

  • February is Pre-Law Month

    The Pre-Law Advising Center (PAC) is offering a series of free workshops to help you better prepare for and apply to law school. The workshops are offered by PAC’s pre-law advisors, themselves current law students, in collaboration with UHM’s William S. Richardson School of Law and the Manoa Pre-Law Association. Walk-ins are welcome, but recommend that you RSVP. APPLYING TO LAW SCHOOL Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 5:30 to 7 p.m. Webster Hall Room 203 Interested in applying to law school? This workshop is specifically aimed to assist students planning to enter in Fall 2017. RSVP: LSAT 101 Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 5:30 to 7 p.m. Webster Hall Room 203 What is the LSAT? An LSAT instructor from the Richardson School of Law will explain the different LSAT sections and how to best prepare for this critical component of your law school application. RSVP: FINANCING LAW SCHOOL Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Webster Hall Room 203 Are you interested in attending law school but unsure what’s the best way to finance your education? Meet a Financial Aid Manager to learn about your financial aid options, including scholarships, grants, loans, and how to navigate the financial aid application process. RSVP: PERSONAL STATEMENT AND RESUME WORKSHOP Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 5:30 to 7 p.m. Webster Hall Room 203 Writing your personal statement and resume for law school can be the toughest part of your law school application.  Specifically focused on these areas to brainstorm and get great tips from Pre-Law Advisors. RSVP:

  • Mānoa Transfer Coordination Center

    Are you a Ka`ie`ie student in need of assistance? Are you transferring and need help navigating UH Manoa? The mission of the Mānoa Transfer Coordination Center (MTCC) is to help students in the Ka’ie’ie Program transfer smoothly from a participating University of Hawai’i system campus to UH Mānoa by providing advising support throughout the transfer process. The MTCC is located in Sinclair Library’s Student Success Center (Mezzanine #2 in the Heritage Reading Room).  

  • Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction

    The Learning Assistance Center (LAC) offers free tutoring and workshops to UH Manoa students, faculty, and staff. Tutoring and Supplemental instruction are available August 31-December 17, 2015. What is Supplemental Instruction (SI)?  The goal of Supplemental Instruction (SI) is to help students learn how to succeed in traditionally difficult courses. Contact the LAC at They are located at the Student Success Center in Sinclair Library, reception desk (on the right side upon the entrance of Sinclair); (808) 956-6614; Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-4:30 pm; Saturday, Sunday, and after hours by appointment.

  • March 21-25 (M-F)

    Spring recess

  • March 11 (F)

    *Last day for restricted withdrawals

  • March 1 (Tu)

    **Fall admission application final deadline for undergraduate students

  • January 29 (F)

    Last day for undergraduates to file application for graduation for spring. Last day to file application for graduation for summer for spring commencement exercise on May 14, 2016.

  • January 20 (W)

    Last day to register/add courses/change grade option (tentative)

  • January 19 (Tu)

    Last day to drop courses