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2014 Accepted Student Guide
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You're Accepted Your Mānoa Experience Begins Now! Ho‘omaika‘i • Congratulations I N FOR M AT ION FOR FA L L 2 014 AC C EP T ED S T U DE N T S E Komo Mai, Welcome to Ma-noa! Accepted Student Checklist 1 Acceptance to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa 2 Submit Intent to Enroll Form & Tuition Deposit 3 Create an Online MyUH Account 4 Check Financial Aid Status 5 Search for Scholarships 6 Apply for Student Housing 7 Send Final Transcript(s) 8 Complete Placement Exams 9 Meet with an Academic Advisor 10 Participate in Freshmen Pre-Registration 11 Register for Classes 12 Submit Health Clearance Form 13 Clear All Holds 14 Check out New Student Orientation 15 Purchase Books, UHM Gear & Supplies 16 Prepare for the First Day of Class See you this Fall, Rainbow Warrior! 2 1 ACCEPTED STUDENT CHECKLIST studentaffairs.manoa.hawaii.edu/help/checklist 3 The following checklist will help guide you through the enrollment process before you arrive for the upcoming Fall 2014 semester. CREATE A MYUH ACCOUNT https://myuh.hawaii.edu Create an online account through MyUH and establish your UH email at the website above. Email is the primary method UHM uses to communicate with students. Once on the website, click "Get a UH username" and follow the instructions. You will need to enter your first and last name, ID#, and date of birth as they appear on your acceptance letter. If you have technical problems in obtaining an online account, please call the ITS help desk, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. and Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. during Spring and Fall Semester. During Summer the hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Information regarding financial aid, housing, registration, and much more will be sent to your UH email, so check this account on a regular basis. While every effort is made to be accurate and timely, please be aware that the information noted herein (including costs, dates, programs, etc.) are subject to change. CONTACT INFORMATION Phone (808) 956-8883 Toll-free (800) 558-2669 (neighbor islands only) Email email@example.com Website myuh.hawaii.edu 2 SUBMIT INTENT TO ENROLL & TUITION DEPOSIT catalog.hawaii.edu/tuitionfees/tuition Submitting your Intent to Enroll Form and your $200 tuition deposit confirms that you will attend the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) in the Fall 2014 semester. The tuition deposit is non-refundable/non-transferable and is applied toward your tuition for the fall semester. Submit your form and deposit to the UHM Cashier’s Office by the date indicated on your acceptance letter. Deposits are payable by cash, credit card, or check. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. CONTACT INFORMATION Phone (808) 956-7554 Fax (808) 956-2098 4 CHECK FINANCIAL AID STATUS hawaii.edu/fas Financial aid statuses and awards can be reviewed through MyUH under the “Financial Aid” section. CONTACT INFORMATION Phone (808) 956-7251 Email firstname.lastname@example.org (Please include your student ID# in your message) 3 manoa.hawaii.edu/admissions 5 SEARCH FOR SCHOLARSHIPS CONTACT INFORMATION Phone (808) 956-8177 Email email@example.com hawaii.edu/fas/info/scholarships.php Scholarships can help pay for college and donâ€™t have to be repaid. Search for UHM scholarships on the above websites. Please also make sure you have completed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. 7 SEND FINAL TRANSCRIPT(S) manoa.hawaii.edu/admissions You are required to send official transcript(s) from all the colleges and schools you have attended. A transcript is only considered official if it is sent to the Office of Admissions directly by the issuing high school or college. Transcripts submitted with your application or faxed to the office are not considered official. Please have your transcripts mailed to the Admissions Office (2600 Campus Road, Room 001, Honolulu, HI 96822). CONTACT INFORMATION Phone (808) 956-8975 Toll-free (800) 823-9771 E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org 8 6 APPLY FOR STUDENT HOUSING manoa.hawaii.edu/housing Students who have been accepted for admission may submit an online housing application through the Student Housing Services website. All housing applicants must submit a $25 non-refundable application fee with their housing applications. Applications received without this fee will not be processed. Rooms will be assigned to students according to the priorities established by the Board of Regents. To apply, a UH ID Number (found on the acceptance letter) is required. Students who are assigned will receive an electronic notification to their hawaii.edu email account when a room contract is offered. To accept the housing offer, a housing deposit must be received in the student housing office by the date specified. Room payments should not be sent until a contract has been offered. Details concerning payment will be provided in the electronic notification to your hawaii.edu email. Students in the residence halls are required to purchase a meal plan each semester. There are a number of different meal plans available and selecting a meal plan is part of the housing application. For more information and updates, visit the student housing website. email@example.com COMPLETE PLACEMENT EXAMS manoa.hawaii.edu/records/register/place_exams Some departments require that you pass a placement exam before you may enroll in a particular course. Others have policies that determine which course you will be placed into. Please refer to the department for more information. Discuss which exams you may need to take with your academic advisor (see next page) and register to take the exam prior to registration for the applicable course. Refer to the registration guide for test dates and registration procedures. Chemistry Students who wish to enroll in CHEM 161 for the first time must take the Pre-chemistry Assessment and obtain a passing score. During open periods, you can take the exam from a computer at home or on the UH campus any time during this one-week period. Dates of open periods will be posted on the chemistry department website. You may not take the exam more than twice in a 24-hour period. You must use your correct UH ID# number. This number will be used to process your registration override. The link to the start page for the exam can be found on the website. From the start page you will be redirected to the UH login page and after that you will be redirected to the exam start page. CONTACT INFORMATION Phone (808) 956-7480 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Website manoa.hawaii.edu/chem 4 CONTACT INFORMATION Phone (808) 956-8610 Email email@example.com Website hawaii.edu/eli Hawaiian & Foreign Languages Contact the following departments for exam dates and times, if you need to take these placement exams: CONTACT INFORMATION Chinese (808) 956-2066 Filipino (808) 956-5901 or firstname.lastname@example.org French (808) 956-4175 or email@example.com German (808) 956-4167 or firstname.lastname@example.org Hawaiian (808) 956-7637 or email@example.com Ilokano (808) 956-8405 or firstname.lastname@example.org Japanese (808) 956-2066 Korean (808) 956-2066 or email@example.com Spanish (808) 956-3347 or firstname.lastname@example.org Math Consult with an advisor in your college or major department to determine the mathematics requirements for your degree program. Questions about specific mathematics courses may be addressed to the Mathematics Office in Keller Hall 419. CONTACT INFORMATION Phone (808) 956-4679 Email email@example.com Website math.hawaii.edu Music English Native speakers of English are placed into ENG 100 or ENG 190 based on class standing and transfer status. Both introductory composition classes fulfill UHM’s FoundationsWritten Communication (FW) requirement and offer a variety of sections, some of which offer tutoring or mentoring assistance. To determine the appropriate class for you, visit the Mānoa Writing Program’s website. All music majors must report for (mandatory) advising every semester. Students planning to register for restricted music courses, variable credit music courses, or applied music courses, which require departmental approval, must obtain approval (and Course Reference Numbers for courses not shown on the Check Class Availability course listings) in-person during these dates from the appropriate Music Department personnel (advisor or chairperson). CONTACT INFORMATION Phone (808) 956-7756 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Website hawaii.edu/uhmmusic CONTACT INFORMATION Phone (808) 956-6660 Website manoa.hawaii.edu/mwp English Language Institute (ELI) Placement Exam Non-native speakers of English may be required to take the UH Mānoa English Language Institute (ELI) placement exam. The test is designed to measure your ability of academic English. The results will determine which ELI classes, if any, will be most helpful for you. If your English is adequate for full-time study at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, you will be exempted from all ELI classes. For more information, visit the ELI website. 5 manoa.hawaii.edu/admissions Physics have two options: 1) participate in an ACE learning community and be enrolled in a “set of courses” with the same cohort of students in each course, or 2) take advantage of UHM’s new online pre-registration where one is guided through the registration process and receives a combination of preselected and self-selected courses from a menu. All course choices in the portal will be based on the student’s chosen major and count towards the student’s University degree requirements. All students wishing to enroll in PHYS 151 who have not earned a grade of “C” or better in MATH 140 (pre-calculus with trigonometry), or MATH 215 or higher, may instead use a qualifying score on the Mathematics Department’s Placement Exam, also called the Math Assessment Exam. Further information: math.hawaii.edu/placement CONTACT INFORMATION Phone (808) 956-7087 Email email@example.com Website phys.hawaii.edu 9 Students may also elect to not participate in premier registration and may register for courses during the standard registration period in August. Please visit the following websites for more information. MEET WITH AN ACADEMIC ADVISOR manoa.hawaii.edu/academics/advising PRE-REGISTRATION UHM offers a wide array of majors and degrees, a great many resources, and hundreds of exciting opportunities. To make the most of your academic journey, work closely with your academic advisors, who can help you: • Determine what you need to do and when you should do it • Clarify your academic and career goals • Make a plan to graduate on time • Navigate the system to find what you need • Transform your dreams into reality The colleges and schools use a variety of advising models so you may have more than one advisor/advising office. To get started, go to the website above to find out who your academic advisors are and how to contact them. There is also an extensive list of frequently asked questions. Email Website firstname.lastname@example.org manoa.hawaii.edu/star ACE LEARNING COMMUNITIES Email 11 email@example.com REGISTER FOR CLASSES hawaii.edu/myuh/manoa For registration information and your scheduled timetable, go to the UHM’s registration homepage. All registration is done online. You will need to create a MyUH account to access the information. Registration for new students is Pre-Health & Pre-Law Advising Center The Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center (PAC), is a walk-in resource center for students interested in law, medicine (allopathic, chiropractic, naturopathic, osteopathic), or the health sciences (dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, podiatrics, occupational therapy, physical therapy, veterinary medicine). PAC is staffed by peer mentors trained to help you clarify your career goals, choose a major, plan appropriate coursework, research professional programs, find opportunities to gain experience, and apply to schools. Students should meet with the PAC advisors upon enrolling at UHM. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. CONTACT INFORMATION Phone (808) 956-4045 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Website manoa.hawaii.edu/pac 10 PARTICIPATE IN FRESHMEN PRE-REGISTRATION Freshmen who have submitted their intent to enroll and tuition deposit will be eligible to participate in UHM’s new premier registration portal prior to arriving on campus. The portal is designed to ease the transition to college. Students email@example.com 6 August 13-14, 2014 (dates are subject to change), as assigned on MyUH Registration Timetable, to be posted online in July. CONTACT INFORMATION Phone (808) 956-8010 Registration Guide hawaii.edu/myuh/manoa Catalog catalog.hawaii.edu Program Sheets manoa.hawaii.edu/ovcaa/programsheets 12 SUBMIT HEALTH CLEARANCE FORM hawaii.edu/shs You are required to submit a completed health clearance form to University Health Services before you are allowed to register for classes. The form must be complete and verify that you have taken a TB test/x-ray (at least one year from enrollment) and have two doses of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR). The form can be downloaded from hawaii. edu/myuh/healthform. You may submit the form by mail or fax (mail: 1710 East West Road, Honolulu, HI 96822, fax: (808) 956-0853) The Medical Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. The clinic provides walk-in service for illness, injury, immunizations, and other primary care. Pharmacy and lab services are also available. Non-HMO insurance plans are accepted and discounted fee-for-service is offered to students without insurance. Insurance All students should have a plan that covers medical services in Hawai‘i. The University endorses a plan with enrollment periods at the beginning of each semester. Additional information is available on the Health Services website. International students are required to have health insurance that meets minimum standards. For more details please visit hawaii.edu/shs/international.html. CONTACT INFORMATION Phone (808) 956-8965 Insurance (808) 956-3574 13 CLEAR ALL HOLDS hawaii.edu/myuh Check your MyUH for any holds on your record (i.e. health clearance, financial obligations, etc). Failure to clear holds can result in a delay in class registration. 14 CHECK OUT NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION hawaii.edu/nso We strongly encourage you to attend New Student Orientation (NSO). The overall purpose of NSO at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is to assist increasingly diverse students and their families in making a smooth transition to the University campus, setting a strong foundation for student success, satisfaction and active learning. Students who attend NSO are paired with a current student who can provide insightful and helpful advice about the UHM experience. They also have opportunities to interact and dialogue with current staff and faculty who can answer questions on registration, services and programs available to students. NSO isn't just for incoming students. A parent program, designed to provide family members of incoming students with information about the university and its resources, is offered in conjunction with all of the student orientations. Those who register for this program will learn ways to support their student while they are enrolled here. Participants will also have multiple opportunities to speak directly to campus resource representatives and have a better understanding of the overall student experience at UHM. Please visit the NSO website in April for online registration and more information. CONTACT INFORMATION Phone (808) 956-3667 Toll-free (888) 700-5420 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Website hawaii.edu/nso 7 manoa.hawaii.edu/admissions 15 PURCHASE BOOKS, UHM GEAR AND SUPPLIES bookstore.hawaii.edu/manoa The main branch of the University of Hawai‘i Bookstore is located in the heart of Campus Center. Shop at the Mānoa Bookstore for the best price on required textbooks all in one place via Mānoa Bookstore’s online price comparison tool. You can order your books online through Mānoa Bookstore. Go to bookstore.hawaii.edu/manoa and click on Textbooks. Enter your term, courses, and section numbers, then click on Compare Prices. Compare retail prices and arrival times on your books - all in one place. Select which books you want used, digital, or rental - at your desired price. Textbooks may be picked up in-store or delivered to your home address. UHM students receive educational discounts on computers and software, and may utilize the Bookstore’s Apple-certified technicians for repairs. School and dorm supplies, snacks, printing services, and apparel are also available in store. Proceeds from all purchases benefit the University of Hawai‘i. Regular Hours 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Monday-Friday 9:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. Saturday Leisure Center Discounts on equipment rentals, leisure classes, and access to CCB Mānoa Moonlight Madness Events. Campus Security Campus Security and Emergency Management provides for the safety of the Mānoa campus community every day of the year, 24/7. Learn how to sign up for UH emergency alerts and what you can do to keep safe at hawaii.edu/security. Libraries Receive borrowing privileges at Hamilton Library and Sinclair Library; and reserve rooms, CLIC Lab, and the Wong AudioVisual Center. Student Recreation Services Access to equipment rentals, Student Fitness Center, Duke Kahanamoku Swimming Pool, Klum Gym, tennis courts, and discounts for outdoor and leisure classes. Ticket, Information & ID Office Discounted movie passes, various concert tickets, Kennedy Theater, and Outreach College. CONTACT INFORMATION Phone (808) 956-9645 Toll-free (800) 842-6657 E-mail email@example.com 16 PREPARE FOR YOUR FIRST DAY The following information will help you prepare for your first day of class. Student ID Card hawaii.edu/campuscenter/services/uhmanoaid.html All ID cards are issued at the Campus Center Ticket Information and ID Office. Students can obtain ID cards after registering for the current semester. However, ID cards will not be valid until tuition, fees and other obligations have been paid. When obtaining your student ID, please be sure to bring a valid photo ID (driver’s license, State ID with expiration date, passport, etc.). Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Benefits include: Athletic Tickets Receive free and discounted tickets and access to the student section at sporting events. Bookstore Receive software discounts at the Bookstore. Computer Usage Access to Campus Center Computer Lab, Hale Aloha, and the Athletic Complex. firstname.lastname@example.org 8 U-PASS The U-PASS is a semester bus pass for students on the city bus. Convenient and economical, Honolulu’s award-winning bus system will get you to your campus destination in comfort. CONTACT INFORMATION Location Campus Center, Room 212 Phone (808) 956-7236 Email email@example.com TUITION, PAYMENT, AND PAYMENT PLANS manoa.hawaii.edu/records/tuition_fees The payment deadline is September 3, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time. Payment must be received by the University’s Cashier’s Office. You may pay by mail, online, or in person. Rainbow Shuttle The popular Rainbow Shuttle is a free service provided to UHM students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The shuttle system travels through the campus and the neighboring vicinity, including to some off-campus parking locations. Download the shuttle app "UHM Shuttle" to get real-time arrival estimates on each of the multiple routes. UHM offers a tuition installment payment plan. For more information, view the frequently asked questions section of the MyUH tutorial website. CONTACT INFORMATION Phone (808) 956-7554 TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter Parking The Lower Campus and Dole Street Parking Structures are available for student permit or daily parking. Parking permits may be reserved on completion of each semester's course registration. Demand does exceed supply of spaces, however, and availability of parking permits (like classes) is based on class standing. If you can share a ride, Carpool permits are usually in ample supply. Commuter Services encourages using transportation modes other than driving alone, but if you must drive and didn't receive a permit, a limited number of spaces are available on a daily-fee basis in the campus parking structures. There are also off-campus parking lots managed by businesses in the vicinity. CONTACT INFORMATION Phone (808) 956-8899 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Website manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/ studentparking.html The Bus Regular day students at UHM who have paid their student fees qualify for unlimited free bus fare during the Fall and Spring semesters through the U-Pass program. Brochures with route timetables are available at the Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services, the Ticket, Information & ID Office in Campus Center, and online at thebus.org. 9 Bicycle Bicycling is a convenient, healthy, and "green" alternative to driving. Bike parking on campus is free and, with more than 50 bike rack locations, allows much closer access to your destination than parking lots. Car Share For all those commuting to UHM without a car, if you need to rent a vehicle for an hour or a day, car sharing is now available. Learn more about Enterprise CarShare at manoa.hawaii.edu/ commuter/carshare.html. CONTACT INFORMATION Phone (808) 956-8899 Email email@example.com manoa.hawaii.edu/admissions GETTING TO UHM IMPORTANT DATES manoa.hawaii.edu/about/visit.html manoa.hawaii.edu/records/calendar Transportation from Honolulu Airport to UHM May 1, 2014 Taxi Cab - Taxi fare to the University or Waikīkī is approximately $35, excluding baggage charges and tip. Hawai‘i Super Transit - The Hawai‘i Super Transit provides transportation from the airport to the UHM campus at a cost of $25 per person one way. Phone: 1-877-24-SUPER or (808) 841-2928 Accommodations prior to residence hall move-in Residents should plan on arriving the day they are scheduled to check into their residence hall or apartment. Residents arriving early should seek accommodations at local hotels. Hotels The Pacific Business Connection Program offers special room rates for UHM incoming students at participating properties on O‘ahu, including the Outrigger and ‘Ohana hotels, the Ala Moana hotel, the Courtyard by Marriott Waikīkī Beach, and others. Rates start from $100 + taxes per night and up. Make reservations directly by calling Pacific Business Connections and identify yourself as a UHM Campus Visits participant at the time of booking. Make your reservations early for best availability; room availability is not guaranteed and hotels can fill quickly. A credit card is required to guarantee reservations. Hotel reservations can provide specific terms and conditions. Deadline to apply for On-Campus Housing and to submit your Intent to Enroll July 15, 2014 Deadline to Submit Health Clearance Form August 19, 2014 Residence Halls Open August 25, 2014 First Day of Instruction September 3, 2014 Deadline for Tuition Payment Phone: 1-800-442-7302 or (808) 921-6666 SCHEDULE A VISIT manoa.hawaii.edu/admissions/undergrad/visit Arrange a visit to the UHM campus. Information sessions by admissions counselors, campus tours by student tour guides, and residence hall tours are available on weekdays. Advance reservations are required. CONTACT INFORMATION Phone (808) 956-7137 Toll-Free (877) 447-3233 Email firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 10 STAY CONNECTED facebook.com/uhmanoa instagram.com/uhmanoanews twitter.com/uhmanoanews youtube.com/universityofhawaii CONTACT ADMISSIONS (808) 956-8975 (800) 823-9771 toll-free manoa.hawaii.edu/admissions firstname.lastname@example.org Photo Credits: David Miyamoto, David Beales The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.