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ADMISSION

ADMISSION OF CLASSIFIED STUDENTS

ADMISSION OF UNCLASSIFIED STUDENT

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

ACADEMIC ADVISING

REGISTRATION AND ENROLLMENT

CREDITS AND GRADES

EXAMINATIONS

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS AND POLICIES

HONORS

ACADEMIC PROBATION, SUSPENSION, AND DISMISSAL

PROGRAMS

UNDERGRADUATE GENERAL EDUCATION CORE AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

TUITION, FEES, AND FINANCIAL AID

 

Graduation Requirements and Policies

Progress Toward the Bachelor’s Degree

Students are expected to complete their academic work and apply for a degree in a timely manner (see “Excess Credit Policy”). The department or program in which the student is pursuing a degree may decide that certain courses required for the major that were taken in the past must be retaken. Courses that are declared outdated for the major will still count toward the General Education Core if they meet core requirements. Students should consult with their academic advisor in their major field of study for details.

Residency Requirements

Students must earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in residence (i.e., taking credit courses or their equivalent by examination) at UH Manoa. However, meeting the residency requirements does not necessarily mean that degree requirements have been met; the latter are determined by individual colleges/schools.

A degree candidate must be registered and in attendance during the semester (or summer session) he or she completes the requirements for his or her degree, unless permission has been given for graduation in absentia by the appropriate college/school dean.

Application for Degree

An application for graduation must be obtained at the student academic services office of the appropriate college/school. This must be done by the deadlines specified in the “Calendar.”

Manoa Institutional Learning Objectives for Undergraduate Students

Institutional Learning Objectives (ILOs) encompass the UH Manoa undergraduate experience as a whole—academic and co-curricular. It is through the combined efforts of faculty, students, staff, and administrators that students achieve the ILOs.

  1. Know—Breadth and Depth of Knowledge
    Students develop their understanding of the world with emphasis on Hawai'i, Asia, and the Pacific by integrating
    a. General education knowledge (arts and humanities, biological sciences, languages, physical sciences, social sciences, technology);
    b. Specialized study in an academic field; and
    c. Understanding of Hawaiian culture and history.
  2. Do—Intellectual and Practical Skills
    Students improve their abilities to
    d. Think critically and creatively;
    e. Conduct research; and
    f. Communicate and report.
  3. Value—Personal and Social Responsibility
    Students demonstrate excellence, integrity, and engagement through
    g. Continuous learning and personal growth;
    h. Respect for people and cultures, in particular Hawaiian culture;
    i. Stewardship of the natural environment; and
    j. Civic participation in their communities.