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

  • Learning Assistance Center (LAC) Helps Students

    The Learning Assistance Center (LAC) of the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa actively partners with programs across campus to respond to the needs of the diverse student population. The LAC is committed to enhancing the quality of student services by providing a structured learning environment and professional development opportunities for both students and the student staff. The LAC professionals, including the professionally trained student staff, address students’ needs and development in relation to achieving academic goals. Our holistic paradigm maintains sensitivity to individual student and faculty needs. We develop independent, effective learners in a collaborative learning environment. Visit their website at

  • 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:

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!

  • Freshman Registration Begins May 15!

    Freshman Registration is another option for pre-registration through STAR. This is based by major of interest, and incoming first year students will be able to select 4-5 approved courses from a drop down menu. For this option, there is no learning community or cohort. Also, students may drop any of the courses during standard the standard registration period. Freshman registration is from May 15-July 15.

  • ACE Registrations Opens May 15!

    The Access to College Excellence (ACE) program allows first year students to sign up for one of the offered learning communities based on their major interest. Each learning community has 10-15 students in which they take the same courses together. Once a week, they will meet up with an upperclassmen peer mentor to help guide them and make the transition from high school to college easier. By pre-registering with ACE (from May 15-July 15), you will be signing up for classes 3 months ahead of the standard registration period for incoming freshman. Students are guaranteed assigned courses and cannot drop any of cluster courses (with a few exceptions, i.e. AP courses).  

  • 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