Classification of Students
Only students who have been admitted to an advanced degree, certificate program, or special non-degree program by the Graduate Division are designated as classified (regular, provisional, or special non-degree) graduate students.
Regular Graduate Student
An applicant will be eligible for admission as a “regular” classified graduate student if he/she has the following:
Students who have taken courses after receiving a bachelor’s degree and whose GPA for 12 or more credit hours of upper division and/or graduate-level post-baccalaureate work is below 3.0 are not generally admissable even if they meet the minimum GPA requirements in category 1. International students with a GPA of less than a B average in their undergraduate work and/or less than a B average in 12 credit hours of post-baccalaureate work are generally not admissable.
Provisional Graduate Student
Students whose bachelor’s and/or master’s degrees were incomplete at the time they filed applications for admission are “provisional” graduate students. They must submit an official transcript certifying completion of their degree to the Graduate Division Admissions Office. This must be submitted within 60 days after the award of the degree. Registration will be denied for the following semester to those who fail to meet this requirement.
Special Non-degree Graduate Students
Special non-degree graduate students are admitted by the Graduate Division as classified graduate students for a specified program of study, research, or training without degree objectives for a limited period of time (usually one year) under the sponsorship of an educational institution or government agency.
Post-Baccalaureate Unclassified Students
Post-baccalaureate unclassified (PBU) students have not been admitted to an advanced degree program and are therefore not part of the Graduate Division. Those who wish to take UH Manoa courses as PBU students may apply for admission to the Office of Admissions and Records, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services 001, 2600 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822. An application and official verification of a bachelor’s degree or advanced degree earned at an accredited college or university are required. PBU students who plan to apply for classified graduate status in the future should consult with the graduate chair of the program in which they are interested. PBU students are subject to graduate tuition rates.
Students who take course work at the graduate level in a summer session but who have not been admitted to an advanced degree program at UH Manoa register as post-baccalaureate unclassified students. However, appropriate credit hours earned from summer session courses while in unclassified status prior to admission to the Graduate Division are countable toward an advanced degree at the recommendation of the graduate programs involved. See “Post-Baccalaureate Unclassified Students” above.
Application for admission to a summer session should be made to Outreach
College, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Krauss 101, 2500 Dole Street,
Honolulu, HI 96822. Admission to a summer session does not imply or guarantee
eventual admission to the Graduate Division.
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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