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

  • Honors Program Opens Fall 2015 Application Cycle

    The Honors Program is on the lookout for bright, motivated students: Please help us identify undergraduate students who are academically talented and interested in research and/or creative projects by encouraging them to find out more about us. In anticipation of the current application cycle, the Honors Program is pleased to hold information sessions next week: Selected Studies Information Sessions (for students with fewer than 43 credits earned – including this semester) Wednesday, 4/15, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Sinclair Library, Honors Lounge Thursday, 4/16, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Sinclair Library, Honors Lounge Upper Division Information Sessions (for students with at least 44 credits earned – including this semester) Wednesday, 4/15, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Sinclair Library, Honors Lounge Thursday, 4/16, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., Sinclair Library, Honors Lounge The Honors Program provides opportunities to conduct independent research projects or creative work under the guidance of a faculty member. Graduation from this program merits earning a bachelor’s degree “with Honors.” Other benefits include: - Early class registration - Research scholarships and grants - Small, rigorous discussion-based classes reserved only for Honors students - Personalized academic advising - Preparation for graduate school - Active engagement in scholarship, leadership and service Please visit our website for more information: Please contact us if you have any questions: Phone: (808) 956-8391 Email: Or come visit us in Sinclair Library on the first floor during our office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

  • March is Pre-Health Month

    The Pre-Health Advising Center (PAC) is offering a series of free workshops to help you better prepare for and apply to professional schools in the field of health. The workshops are offered by PAC’s pre-health advisors, themselves current pre-health students, in collaboration with the Student Activity and Program Fee Board. Walk-ins are welcome, but we would appreciate (and thank you in advance for) an online RSVP:

  • 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, the Manoa Pre-Law Association, and the Student Activity and Program Fee Board. Walk-ins are welcome, but we would appreciate (and thank you in advance for) an online RSVP!

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!

  • LAC Offers Tutoring and Workshops

    Learning Assistance Center (LAC) offers free tutoring until May 14, 2015. Supplemental Instruction  helps students learn how to succeed in traditionally difficult courses and are available until May 6, 2015. Visit more information. Located in the Student Success Center in Sinclair Library, you could inquire at the reception desk, and their office is located in the Mezzanine 1, above the Wong Computer Lab. The hours of operation are M-F 9:00 am  4:30 pm. Saturday, Sunday, and after hours by appointment. Contact learning@hawaii.ed, phone (808) 956-6114, or visit  

  • Apply to the Honors Program

    The application cycle for the Fall 2015 semester has just begun.  Visit to apply! To qualify, students must have at least a 3.2 GPA. Deadline: July 31 (priority registration), August 14 for Fall.

  • Pre-Health Workshops

    Applying for Medical School March 3, 2015 @ 5:00pm-6:30pm in Webster Hall Rm. 203 Interested in applying to medical school? Come and listen to a comprehensive breakdown of important dates, procedures, and strategies from the advisors at the UHM Pre-Health Advising Center. Personal Statement March 5, 2015 @ 5:00pm-6:30pm in QLC Rm. 412 Learn more about writing a personal statement geared towards professional school. Get valuable advice, helpful tips, and answers to your questions about the personal statement. Multiple Mini Interviews March 10, 2015 @ 5:00pm-6:30pm in Webster Hall Rm. 203 Be prepared for interactive learning and experience the multiple mini interview style. Learn practical tips for interviewing and on how to mentally master this version of interviewing. Financing Your Medical School Education March 12, 2015 @ 5:00pm-6:30pm in Webster Hall Rm. 203 Learn about how to pay for medical school and how to be best prepared for the financial realities of graduate education from the UHM Financial Literacy Program.

  • May 16

    Commencement; semester ends

  • May 11-15

    Final examinations

  • May 7-8

    Study days

  • April 21

    Last day for examinations before finals

  • April 1

    Last day for instructors to submit “I” removal grades for fall to the Office of the Registrar. Last day to apply for credit by examination for spring semester.

  • March 23-27

    Spring recess