Final examinations are required in all undergraduate courses (except writing courses, directed reading, creative arts, research, seminars, internships, and field experiences) and must be taken during the scheduled examination period. No examinations (other than laboratory tests and short quizzes) are allowed during the two calendar weeks before the last day of instruction. Take home final exams may be distributed at any time but may not be required to be turned in before finals. The schedule of final examinations is published in the Schedule of Classes/UH Manoa Registration Homepage.
Students who plan to continue the study of a language begun elsewhere must take a placement test to determine the course in which they should enroll.
Native speakers of a foreign language or bilingual speakers may not enroll in nor receive credit for courses in that language. Such courses are designed for nonnative speakers.
For specific regulations governing courses that native or bilingual speakers may take for credit, students should consult the department chairs of European languages, East Asian languages, or Hawaiian and Indo-Pacific languages.
Advanced Placement Examination
The advanced placement examinations are administered in high schools by the Educational Testing Service for the College Entrance Examination Board for students who have completed specific college-level courses in high school. For the UH’s credit policy, students should consult the Admissions and Records Office or their student academic services office.
Credit by Examination
Students who wish credit by examination for basic courses in calculus, general biology, general chemistry, economics, English literature, psychology, and sociology should consult the Counseling and Student Development Center. Students apply to the center, pay the fee, and take the corresponding general or subject examination under the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). A satisfactory score on these examinations, as determined by the appropriate department, yields course credit. However, students wishing CLEP general examination credit must take the exam before they have completed 24 credit hours of college-level work.
If a written exam is appropriate in other courses, it is prepared under
the auspices of the department concerned, is more comprehensive than the
usual “final examination,” and is designed to serve as the
scholastic equivalent of the course.
Courses passed by examination do not carry grades or grade points.
Recognition of International Baccalaureate
UH Manoa recognizes the international baccalaureate for course credit. Students should submit higher-level examination scores to the Admissions and Records Office. Course credit is granted for acceptable scores. Contact the Admissions and Records Office for more information.
Please note: This Catalog was prepared to provide information and does not constitute a contract. The University reserves the right to change or delete, supplement or otherwise amend at any time and without prior notice the information, requirements and policies contained in this Catalog.
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