Whatʻs the best transfer option for me?

Take a look at the transfer options below. If you are a UH Community College student, you can choose from 3 options, if you are a non-UH student transferring into the UH system, you must choose Option 2.

Option 1
Kaʻieʻie Program

Option 2
Standard Transfer

Option 3
Automatic Admission

Who

UH Community College Students

Any student with 24+ transferrable credits, including non-UH students

UH Community College Students

Application Deadline or Period

 

Fall Transfer
March 1st


Spring Transfer
October 1st

*Must apply for program by deadline, spend at least 1 semester in Kaʻieʻie as Joiner, then transfer. Minimum 1 year before transfer.

Please refer to the Office of Admissions website for the most up to date deadlines during COVID responses.

Fall Transfer
January 5 (priority & international)
March 1 (final)

Spring Transfer
September 1 (priority + international)
October 1 (final)

Fall Transfer
February 1st - March 1st

Spring Transfer
September 1st - October 1st

Offers are sent on February 1 / September 1, and must be accepted by March 1 / October 1.

Eligibility Requirements

Option 1
Kaʻieʻie Program

Option 2
Standard Transfer

Option 3
Automatic Admission

  • 24 transferable credits OR 12 transferable done and 12 in-progress
  • At least 1 semester remaining at UH CC after application semester
  • 2.0 GPA (residents), 2.5 GPA (non-residents)**
  • No previously earned Bachelor degree
  • Not on probation, suspension, dismissal at UH Mānoa
  • International Students: have passing TOEFL scores or completed ENG 100 or ESL 100
  • 24 transferable credits*
  • 2.0 GPA (residents), 2.5 GPA (non-residents)**
  • Be in last semester of their Associates degree at any UH CC or have at least 54 credits completed at any UH CC by the end of the semester
  • 2.0 GPA (residents), 2.5 GPA (non-residents)**
  • No previously earned Bachelor's degree
  • Not on probation, suspension, dismissal at target campus (UH Mānoa, UHWO, or UH Hilo)

 

*Course levels 100+
**These are minimum admissions GPA requirements. Some programs may require higher GPAs or additional coursework. Always check program requirements.

Quick Comparison

Option 1
Kaʻieʻie Program

  • Only for UH Community College Students
  • Waived $70 application fee
  • Waived $200 tuition deposit
  • Priority (early) registration with continuing students upon transfer
  • Meet your UH Mānoa advisor prior to transfer
  • Must apply at least 1 year prior to transfer
  • Transfer Credit Evaluation done at time of acceptance to program (at least 1 semester prior to full transfer)
  • Optional enrollment in UH Mānoa courses (at Mānoa tuition rate)

Option 2
Standard Transfer

  • For students both non-UH and UH
  • Must pay $70 application fee
  • Must pay $200 tuition deposit
  • Later registration with new students
  • Apply either 1 year or just 1 semester prior to transfer
  • Transfer Credit Evaluation done at time of application

Option 3
Automatic Admission

  • Only for UH Community College students
  • Waived $70 application fee
  • Waived $200 tuition deposit
  • Later registration with new students
  • No application necessary, but by invite only in final semester of Associates
  • Transfer Credit Evaluation done at time of offer acceptance