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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 2021 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

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 2021, 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 in May

Register through
STAR
or
ACE
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 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

Paperwork? Questions?

Visit Sinclair 301 for the following:
Paperwork
Registration questions

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First Day of Instruction is August 23

Attendance is mandatory
Read about Automatic Withdrawal here

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August 23, 2021

Last Day:

To Add Courses:
August 31, 4:00 PM
For 100% Tuition Refund:
August 31, 4:00 PM
To Drop Courses:
August 31, 4:00 PM

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August 31, 2021

SEPTEMBER

Last Day for 50% Tuition Refund September 14 @ 4:00 PM

No refunds after this date

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September 14, 2021

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