Admissions and Records Office
Student Services 001
2600 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-8975
Toll free (in U.S.): (800) 823-9771
Fax: (808) 956-4148
Admission requirements for UH Manoa are similar to
those of comparable state institutions of higher education. Applicants
are advised to consult appropriate UH Manoa colleges and schools for
specific information since individual academic programs may have special
admission policies and procedures.
The following regulations and procedures are subject
to change without prior notice. Prospective students should consult the
most current Catalog and/or an adviser before applying for
Admission of Classified Students
Classified undergraduates are those admitted to
approved programs of study leading to University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
baccalaureate degrees. Students who have earned 0-24 credit hours are
freshmen; those with 25-54 credit hours are sophomores; those with 55-88
credit hours are juniors; and those with 89 or more credit hours are
Freshmen and sophomores are lower division students,
while juniors and seniors are upper division students.
Admission of Hawai‘i Residents as
State of Hawai‘i residents applying for admission as
freshmen must submit an application, official scores from the Scholastic
Assessment Test (SAT-I) or American College Test (ACT), high school
transcripts, and recommendations from school officials. Applicants
taking the General Education Development (GED) high school- equivalency
test must submit GED results in addition to high school transcripts.
Applicants who have been home-schooled must submit GED results in
addition to high school transcripts and official SAT-I or ACT scores. A
high rating in one area will not ensure admission, nor will poor
performance in an area exclude applicants if other evidence shows they
may be successful in university-level work.
SAT-I or ACT. Candidates for fall admission
should take the SAT-I or ACT no later than December of their senior year
in high school. Candidates for spring admission should take the test
before July. Information is available from high school counselors or
from the testing agencies. For SAT-I, contact College Entrance
Examination Board, c/o Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 592,
Princeton, NJ 08540. For ACT, contact American College Testing Program,
P.O. Box 414, Iowa City, IA 52243.
High School Record. Applicants should have
grades high enough to place them in the upper 40 percent of their
graduating class, and they should be recommended by their principal or a
designated school representative.
Minimum Unit Requirements. Applicants should
complete 22 units of high school work (grades 9-12) of which at least 17
are college preparatory. The term “unit” means satisfactory
completion of a full school year’s course of study or the equivalent
in laboratory and shop exercises. A listing of courses and grades from
the ninth through twelfth grades must be included. College-preparatory
subjects must include at least four units in English; three in
mathematics, including college-preparatory geometry and second-year
algebra; three in natural sciences; three in social sciences; and four
additional units, which may include higher mathematics, additional
science, additional social studies, and foreign language. All other
courses for which the high school grants credit may be offered to
satisfy the remaining unit requirements, although there should be no
less than a half-unit nor more than two units in any one subject.
Students entering curricula in engineering,
mathematics, and biological and physical sciences must meet the special
mathematics requirements listed in the college sections of this Catalog.
Profile of Admitted Students. All applications
are evaluated on an individual basis. Generally, successful applicants
attain a minimum B-average for all college-preparatory high school
course work, achieve minimum SAT-I (or equivalent) recentered test
scores of 510 (verbal) and 510 (math), and rank in the upper 40 percent
of their graduating class.