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University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
College of Natural Sciences

STUDENT ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER

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University of Hawai'i at Mānoa - College of Natural Sciences

STUDENT ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER

Are you a current Natural Science Major?

Schedule with STAR Balance
Excluding appointments with Mathematics and Physics Major advisors

Fall 2022 INCOMING STUDENT TIMELINE

Here is a helpful checklist to get you started. We strongly recommend completing these items in the order that they are listed, and during the recommended time periods highlighted in gold, to keep your college preparation stress-free. Be mindful of the deadlines marked in red.
If you have any questions, please contact your advisor.

Prior to applying to UHM

OCTOBER

Financial Aid

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens OCTOBER prior to first semester

Apply early for more aid!

Check out our UHM Financial Aid Services website for how to Get Started: Steps to Financial Aid

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October 1

After being accepted to UHM

Important Steps to Complete

Placement Exams OPEN in MARCH

Complete before registration in May

Which placement exams do you need?

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March

New Student Advising Workshop

Learn how to navigate your academic journey, step by step, through a series of videos, tools, and tasks designed help you!

Click Here to Learn More

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March - May

Advising Before Registration

Meet with your advisor to discuss any questions
Take placement exams before your meeting
Schedule an appointment via STAR Balance

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BEFORE REGISTRATION

MAY

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EARLY MAY

If you are currently in grade 12 and coming to UHM in Fall 2022, get an early start on your college experience with the Early Start Program!

Early Start Program Registration Deadline:
May 15

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Incoming Student Registration Opens the week of May 23-27, 2022

Register through
STAR
or
ACE by May 13, 2022
ACE is strongly recommended for all freshman!

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EARLY MAY

Verify your Fall Schedule is visible on STAR

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MAY

JUNE

Submit Prior Coursework ASAP

AP, IB, or CLEP
Community College or Other University Transcripts

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ASAP

AUGUST

New Student Orientation Register ASAP

Learn about being a student at UHM, and meet your advisors!
Visit their website to learn more

New Rainbow Warrior Orientation
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AUGUST

Questions?

Visit Sinclair 301 for the following:
Registration questions

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CNS Welcome Day Event

Meet other students and faculty in the College of Natural Sciences at this event!
August 18th, 2-6pm at Paradise Palms
RSVP here!

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August 18, 2022

First Day of Instruction is August 22

Attendance is mandatory
Read about Automatic Withdrawal here

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August 22, 2022

Last Day:

To Add Courses:
For 100% Tuition Refund:
To Drop Courses:
August 30, 4:00 PM

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August 30, 2022

SEPTEMBER

Last Day:

To drop a course without a "W":
For 50% Tuition Refund:
September 13 @ 4:00 PM

No refunds after this date

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September 13, 2022

Go to our Resources menu to learn about:
Tutoring
Workshops
and more Opportunities!

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ABOUT US

We provide academic advising services to all undergraduate students in the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

Hours of Operation
Sinclair Library 301
Monday - Friday
Online appointments only!

STUDENT ACADEMIC
SUCCESS CENTER