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Additional Requirements and Information

Reapplication

Newly accepted students who do not register in the program during the semester for which they are admitted or who withdraw from all courses within the designated withdrawal period (see the “Calendar” for designated withdrawal dates) are considered no-shows and their admission status is rendered invalid. A new application is required for readmission consideration.

Change in Graduate Program

Applicants for a change in program are considered in competition with all other applicants to the new field. East-West Center students must consult their program officer before initiating any changes in graduate programs. The applicant must submit a Graduate Admissions application along with all documentation required by the new program (letters of recommendation, transcripts, test scores, etc.) to the Graduate Division Student Services Office within the standard admission deadlines for the graduate program. [If a change is granted, it becomes effective in the following semester contingent upon receipt of the Statement of Intention to Register (SIR) form.]

Students who are admitted to a new program are considered to be withdrawing from their current program. A student may return to the current graduate program only by petition to, and approval of, the graduate program and the Graduate Division.

Readmission

Classified graduate students who wish to re-enroll after a lapse in enrollment of one or more semesters must apply for readmission. The readmission application form is found at: manoa.hawaii.edu/graduate/. The following documents must be submitted to the Graduate Division Student Services Office by the established deadlines:

  1. Application form;
  2. Application fee;
  3. Confidential Financial Statement for International Applicants (if applicable);
  4. Transcripts reflecting any studies since last admission to the UH Manoa Graduate Division; and
  5. Any other material requested by the graduate program (e.g., current test scores).

Students who are readmitted will be subject to the degree requirements in effect at the time of readmission.

Document Retention

Applications and supporting documents in the following categories are retained by the Graduate Division for limited periods as indicated:

  • Incomplete applications—two years.
  • Applications with no action taken by graduate program; denials (those denied admission); no-shows (those not enrolled in the semester of admission); transcripts and test scores (TOEFL scores, master file of GRE scores)—two years.
  • Academic records of graduated students—five years.
  • Academic records of inactive students—seven years.