Undergraduate students are awarded the Dean's List distinction if they: (1) earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher based on 12 credits or more taken for a grade, and (2) do not receive grades of W, I, F, or NC for that semester. The grades used for calculation of grade point average will be those earned by a date determined by the Office of the Registrar. Colleges/schools may establish independent criteria for the award of Dean's List distinction with the approval of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
Graduating with Honors
Honors degrees are granted only to participants in the UH Manoa Honors Program.
Graduating with Distinction
Graduating seniors who have completed 30 or more credit hours of work at UH Manoa with the following cumulative GPA are eligible for graduation with distinction as noted:
Graduation with distinction is subject to the following stipulations:
The appropriate designations will be recorded on the diploma and transcripts.
Alpha Kappa Delta, International Sociology Honor Society
For further information on these honor societies, contact the appropriate academic unit.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Toward a Degree, Minimum UH Manoa Academic Standard, and Good Academic Standing
Once a student has attempted at least 24 college credits at UH Manoa, he or she shall make satisfactory academic progress toward a degree and remain in good academic standing by maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
No academic action shall be taken until a student has attempted 24 credit hours.
Undergraduate and unclassified students seeking exemption for cause from regulations and requirements contained in this Catalog should consult the dean of student academic services of their college/school. UH Manoa reserves the right to withhold the degree or to request the withdrawal of a student for cause.
Students may be placed on academic probation at the end of any semester when their cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 or when they fail to maintain the minimum academic requirements of their college, school, or program. Probationary students may register for classes at UH Manoa, but must achieve a current GPA of at least 2.0 in each probationary semester to be allowed further registration. Failure to meet these conditions may result in suspension or dismissal.
Unless an extension has been granted by the college/school's student academic services dean, students may be put on probation if they have taken 24 credit hours beyond those required for graduation but still have not completed their specific program requirements.
Regulations governing academic probation will be applied at the end of each semester.
Students may be suspended when they fail to achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 1.7 after attempting 24 credit hours or when they fail to meet the terms of probation.
Once suspended, a student is not eligible for readmission to UH Manoa or Outreach College for one full semester (fall or spring). A suspended student who is currently registered in an Outreach College summer course may complete the course. However, completion of the course will not change the suspension.
Regulations governing academic suspension are applied at the end of each spring semester.
Applications for Return from Suspension
Students who wish to return after suspension should apply to the Office of Admissions–for the fall semester by the initial deadline of January 5 or final deadline of March 1, and for the spring semester by the initial deadline of September 1 or final deadline of October 1.
Suspended students who attend another institution will be considered "transfer students" when reapplying to UH Manoa, and must meet all transfer requirements. They will have their work evaluated by the college/school in order to determine eligibility for readmission.
Students who take no courses after being suspended for the required one semester are eligible to be readmitted into the college/school from which they have been suspended provided they submit an application form by the official deadline. However, readmission is not automatic if the student stays out beyond the required period.
Students readmitted after suspension are placed on probation and must meet the terms and conditions of probation as specified above. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.
Students who have been suspended and who subsequently fail to maintain the minimum academic requirements of UH Manoa or their college, school, or program or fail to meet the terms of probation may be dismissed. Such students will be readmitted only in unusual circumstances. Students admitted on probation may be dismissed if they fail to maintain the minimum academic requirements or to meet the terms of probation.
Once dismissed, a student is not eligible for readmission to UH Manoa or Outreach College for a minimum of one academic year (fall and spring semester). A dismissed student who is currently registered in an Outreach College Summer Session course may complete the course. However, completion of the course will not change the dismissal.
Regulations governing academic dismissal are applied at the end of each semester (fall or spring).
The following conditions apply to students who have been dismissed one or more years:
Upon finding that a student is suffering from a physical or mental condition detrimental to the student or to UH Manoa, the vice chancellor for students will, on medical advice, recommend proper action to the appropriate college/school's student academic services dean. The dean may request that the student be withdrawn officially, without prejudice or academic penalty. Readmission is contingent upon review and recommendation by the college/school's student academic services dean and the vice chancellor for students.
Continuing classified undergraduate students may apply for a leave of absence for a specified period of one or two semesters if they (1) have just completed their prior semester (fall or spring) at UH Manoa, (2) are in good standing (neither on probation nor subject to suspension or dismissal), and (3) are not enrolled at any institution. Students who do not meet the requirements may consult their College Student Academic Services offices. Students may not take more than two regular semesters of leave before graduation; additional semesters of leave will be granted only under extenuating circumstances. The granting of a leave of absence indicates a continuing relationship with UH Manoa and allows students to resume studies at a specific time without applying for readmission. Students who take a leave of absence will continue to be subject to the core, major, and graduation requirements in effect at the time their leave began.
Students have two options for taking an official leave of absence: (1) a planned leave, and (2) a leave taken at the time of withdrawal from UH Manoa. To apply for a planned leave for the upcoming semester, students should submit an application for leave of absence prior to the beginning of the semester that the leave is to be taken. Application for a leave can also be submitted at the time of complete withdrawal from UH Manoa. Applications for a leave of absence are available in the student academic services office at the student's college/school. The date of return from leave must be specified at the time of application.
Students who do not reenroll at UH Manoa at the end of their leave of absence will be considered to have withdrawn without notice; they will be required to apply for readmission to UH Manoa and will be subject to the core, major, and graduation requirements in effect at the time of readmission.
Students should be aware that taking a leave of absence may affect their residency status and eligibility for programs such as financial aid, intercollegiate athletics, etc. Upon return from an approved leave of absence, students may also find that registration in courses with fixed faculty/student ratios may be dependent upon availability of space.
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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