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 Registration Guide.
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.
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, Hawaiian language, or 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. Students should consult the Office of Admissions for the most current UH Manoa credit granting policy.
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 subject examination under the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). A satisfactory score on these examinations, as determined by the appropriate department, yields course credit.
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.
Applicants must be enrolled classified students; must present evidence that they have a mastery of the content of the courses (but have not received college credit); must apply, with department approval, to the dean's office by the specified deadline; and must pay the current fee. Applications are available in the college/school student academic services office.
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 Office of Admissions. Course credit is granted for acceptable scores. Contact the Office of Admissions 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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