Your academic advisor can assist you with class scheduling. To find your advisor and their contact information, you can go to the following website:
You can schedule an appointment with an advisor directly on our website using STAR Balance, calling our front desk at (808) 956-5911 Monday through Friday 8am-4pm HST, or emailing email@example.com.
You can find your registration time directly on your STAR GPS Registration Tab at the bottom of the semester you will be registering for. Remember the time is always in Hawaii Standard Time (HST).
It depends! A full-time student is enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours at UH . Depending on your major and academic plan you may be taking more or less courses. It’s always best to check in with your advisor for further information.
When you are waitlisted for a course you are essentially waiting to register for a class. This does not mean you will automatically get a seat! We recommend that you find an alternative to the course you are waitlisted just in case you don’t get into that class. If you need help discussing your options, you can always schedule an appointment with your advisor.
Have you taken your chemistry or math placement exam? If not, you will need to do so before registering for the appropriate chemistry and math!
I took my placement exam already! Now what? For most students starting in a life science major (Biology, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Botany, and Molecular Cell Biology) you will be registering for a chemistry course (CHEM 131, CHEM 161, or CHEM 171) with an introductory biology course (BIOL 171 or BIOL 172) with the laboratory associated with that biology course (BIOL 171L or BIOL 172L). You will need to add all three courses together because they are prerequisites! Please make sure that if you are registering for BIOL 171 that you also select a BIOL 171L!
The best guide to follow as an incoming freshmen is the Incoming Timeline, which can be found on our website underneath the ‘For Students’ tab. This timeline will walk you through each month with the actions that should be completed prior to your arrival.
Check out our webpage dedicated to the Chemisrty and Math placement exams. You’ll find more information on how you can take the chemistry and/or math placement exams online.
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If you wish to change you major to one that is in another college, you will need to contact that college's advising office. We suggest that you make an appointment with one of their advisors first to make sure you would like to switch to that major. They will be able to provide you with a Major Dec form with the criteria needed in order to switch your major.
You can find the list of college advising offices here: https://manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/advising/
In order to take more than 19 credits, you will need to fill out a Credit Overload form. Along with the Credit Overload form you will need to meet certain criteria in order to get it approved. You need to have a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA) along with a recently completed semester with 18 or more credits in which you did not receive any "Incomplete" grade(s), and earned a 3.0 or higher semester GPA.
Yes! You can learn more about Study Abroad programs on the following website. You should also meet with Max Lee, our Study Abroad advisor who meets with students in the College of Natural Sciences!
You can look into National Student Exchange (NSE)! You can learn more about NSE programs on the following website.