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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

INCOMING STUDENT TIMELINE

Here is a helpful checklist for the current semester. Carefully read these items, and complete the ones relative to you during the recommended time periods. This will keep your semester stress-free. Be mindful of the deadlines. If you have any questions, please contact your advisor.

  • Fall 2024

    FALL 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

    October 1

    After being accepted to UHM

    Important Steps to Complete

    CNS Registration Preperation Requirements

    Complete the CNS Registration Preparation Requirements

    This self assessment will help you determine which tasks you must complete prior to registering for classes.

    Health Clearance
    AP/IB/CLEP Exams
    Transfer Courses
    CHEM and/or MATH Placement Exam

    Click Here to Access the Form

    March

    Complete the 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

    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

    BEFORE REGISTRATION

    MAY

    If you are currently in Grade 12 and coming to UHM in Fall 2024, get an early start on your college experience with the Early Start Program!

    Early Start Program Registration Deadline:
    May 15

    JUNE

    Submit Prior Coursework ASAP

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

    ASAP

    Incoming Student Registration
    Dates TBA

    Register through
    STAR
    or
    ACE by (TBA)
    ACE is strongly recommended for all freshman!

    LATE JUNE

    Verify your Fall Schedule is visible on STAR

    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
    August

    Questions?

    Visit Hamilton Library 002K for the following:
    Registration questions

    CNS Welcome Day Event

    Join us as we welcome you to UH Mānoa! You will have the opportunity to meet and talk story with your incoming classmates, faculty from all CNS departments, advisors, and our Student Ambassadors. Food and games provided.!
    August 23, 2024 3:00 - 6:00 PM

    RSVP HERE

    Save the Date: Welcome Day 2024
    August 17, 2024

    First Day of Instruction is August 26

    Attendance is mandatory
    Read about Automatic Withdrawal here

    August 26, 2024

    Last Day:

    To Add Courses:
    For 100% Tuition Refund:
    To Drop Courses:
    SEPTEMBER 3, 4:00 PM

    September 3, 2024

    SEPTEMBER

    Last Day:

    To drop a course without a "W":
    For 50% Tuition Refund:
    SEPTEMBER 17 @ 4:00 PM

    No refunds after this date

    September 17, 2024

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

  • Spring 2024

    SPRING 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.

    After Submitting Your Intent to Enroll

    Student Housing

    APPLICATION OPENS OCTOBER

    First come, first served; apply ASAP

    October 2024

    Submit Final High School and College/University Transcripts ASAP

    Send to the UH Mānoa Office of Admissions

    October 2024

    NOVEMBER

    Important Paperwork

    Intent to Enroll and Tuition Deposit DUE NOV 1

    November 2024

    Complete the 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

    CNS Registration Preperation Requirements


    Complete the CNS Registration Preparation Requirements

    This self assessment will help you determine which tasks you must complete prior to registering for classes.

    Health Clearance
    AP/IB/CLEP Exams
    Transfer Courses
    CHEM and/or MATH Placement Exam

    Click Here to Access the Form

    November 2024

    Advising Before Registration

    Meet with your advisor to discuss any questions

    Take placement exams before your meeting

    In-person and online options are available

    Schedule an Appointment Now!

    November 2024

    Registration Begins NOVEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 1

    Check your Registration Status on STAR for your individual registration date

    Have your list of desired courses ready

    November 2024

    Verify your Spring Schedule is visible on STAR AFTER REGISTRATION

    DECEMBER

    Financial Aid

    Once open, apply ASAP

    FAFSA

    Important Dates and Deadlines

    Apply early for more aid

    Application opens December prior to first semester

    December 2024

    JANUARY

    New Student Orientation Registration Opens JANUARY

    Learn about being a student at UHM, and meet your advisors!

    Visit their website to learn more

    New Rainbow Orientation
    January 2024

    First Day of Instruction is January 8

    Attendance is mandatory

    Read about Automatic Withdrawal here

    January 8, 2024

    Last Day:

    To Add Courses:

    For 100% Tuition Refund:

    January 16, 4:00 PM

    January 16, 2024

    Last Day:

    For 50% Tuition Refund:

    To Drop Courses without a "W" Grade:

    January 31, 4:00 PM

    No refunds after this date

    January 31, 2024

    Check the Opportunities and Resources menu at the top of the page for information on:
    Tutoring
    Workshops
    Mandatory Advising
    Getting Involved at UHM and more!

    MARCH

    Last Day:

    To drop a course with a “W” grade

    March 22, 4:00 PM

    March 22, 2024
  • 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
    Hamilton Library 002K
    Monday - Friday
    8:00am - 4:00pm