Transfer Student Guide
2018 - 2019
It all starts
The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is the perfect setting for you to grow academically and professionally, where learning extends beyond the classroom. We invite you to expand your horizons at our world-class institution - right here in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.
WELINA MA NOA, WELCOME!
Experience the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa first-hand. We welcome you to tour our Mānoa campus guided by our very own Rainbow Warrior students. Experience a campus tour by calling (808) 956-7137 or email@example.com
PHOTO BY CAMERON BROOKS
Maluna a'e o nā lāhui a pau ke ola o ke kanaka. Above all nations is humanity. LOCATION
AVG. CLASS SIZE
Honolulu, Oʻahu, HI
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
33 Lower Division 20 Upper Division
STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO: 13:1 % OF FACULTY WITH PHD: 85%
TOP 10 BACHELOR'S DEGREES IN 2016
Health Professions & Related Programs
Biological/ Life Sciences
Foreign Languages, Literatures & Linguistics
Family & Consumer Sciences
Student Characteristics STUDENT DIVERSITY
Countries & Regions Represented
Total Fall 2016 Enrollment
(13,132 Undergraduate 4,924 Graduate)
Based on 2016 facts and statistics provided by Mānoa Institutional Research Office. For more information, visit manoa.hawaii.edu/miro
• 36.7% *Asian • 22.1% Caucasian • 16.5% *Native Hawaiian • 14.3% Multiracial • 6% International • 1.9% Hispanic • 1.6% African American • 0.4% Unknown • 0.4% American Indian or Alaskan Native
*Asian • 8.3% Japanese • 9.3% Filipino • 8.6% Mixed Asian • 5.9% Chinese • 2.6% Korean • 2% Other Asian *Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander • 14.7% Native Hawaiian or Part Hawaiian • 1.8% Pacific Islander
DID YOU KNOW?
UH Mānoa is the 4th most ethnically diverse university in the United States (2016, US News and World Report)
Built to the
Education at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa strengthens you from the inside out, starting with core requirements that provide a solid foundation for the rest of your life. We help you develop critical thinking skills, guided by social values from the perspective of our Asia-Pacific region and host-culture.
WHEREVER YOU WANT TO GO, WE CAN HELP YOU GET THERE. FOUNDATION
These are your basics: written communication, symbolic reasoning, and global and multicultural perspectives.
These courses broaden your mind by exposing you to the arts, humanities, and literature, as well as the social and physical sciences.
FOCUS Focus requirements are designed to give you the additional skills and knowledge to live and work in diverse communities.
HAWAIIAN OR ANOTHER LANGUAGE At the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, students have the opportunity to gain skill in Hawaiian or a foreign language up to the 202 level.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CORE REQUIREMENTS, VISIT www.catalog.hawaii.edu/corerequirements
ACADEMIC ADVISING manoa.hawaii.edu/academics/advising
ADVISING PROGRAM SHEETS manoa.hawaii.edu/ovcaa/programsheets
Academic advisors support students in reaching their educational and career goals. They answer questions regarding transfer credits, major requirements, graduation timeline, and ensure you are progressing in the right direction.
Every major requires specific courses to earn a degree. Knowing what courses and when to take them are vital to graduating in a timely manner. The Program Sheets in conjunction with meeting an academic advisor, assists students in their academic journey.
• GRADUATE MASTERS
• GRADUATE DOCTORATE
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS •
Adapted Physical Activity
• • • American Studies • •
• • • Anthropology •
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• Architecture Art Art History
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• • • Botany •
Business Administration Business, Accounting Business, Entrepreneurship
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Business, Finance Business, Human Resource Management Business, International
• Business, International Management
Business, Management Information Systems
• • Cell & Molecular Biology
• • • Chemistry • • • Chinese •
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Chinese Studies Classics Communication
• Communication & Information Sciences • •
• Communication Sciences & Disorders Communicology (Speech)
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• Curriculum & Instruction Curriculum Studies Dance Dental Hygiene
• • Developmental & Reproductive Biology • • East Asian Languages & Literatures
• • • Economics • • • • • • • •
Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Learning Design & Technology Education, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Special
• • Educational Administration
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• • • Engineering, Electrical
• • • Engineering, Mechanical
• Professional Educational Practice
• • • Psychology •
• • • Second Language Studies
Food Science & Human Nutrition French
Hawaiian Hawaiian Studies
• • Tropical Plant Pathology
Korean Studies Library & Information Science
• • • Linguistics* Malay*
• • • Marine Biology • • • Mathematics
• • • Microbiology •
• • Tropical Medicine
• • Molecular Biosciences & Bioengineering Molecular Biosciences & Biotechnology
Molecular Cell Biology
• • • Music
• • • Natural Resources & Environmental Management
• • • Nursing •
• Nutrition Nutritional Sciences
• • Ocean & Resources Engineering
Travel Industry Management
• • • Tropical Agriculture and the
• • Law
Spanish Teaching Thai*
Information & Computer Sciences
• • • Korean
Southeast Asian Studies
• • • Theatre
• • • Kinesiology & Rehabilitation Science •
• Social Welfare
Global Environmental Science
• • • Japanese •
• • • Sociology
Geoscience for Professionals
Fashion Design & Merchandising
• • • History •
Plant & Environmental Protection
• • • Political Science
• • • Geology & Geophysics •
• • • Physics
• • • Public Health
• • • Geography •
• • • Philosophy
• Educational Policy Studies
• • Educational Psychology
• • Educational Foundations
• • • Engineering, Civil
• • • Computer Science Creative Media
Environmental Design (Architecture)
Biochemistry Biological Engineering
• • Entomology
English as a Second Language*
• • Biomedical Sciences
• • • Atmospheric Sciences •
• • • Astronomy •
• • • English
• • Urban & Regional Planning Vietnamese* Women’s Studies
• • • Zoology
* Interdisciplinary Studies PRE-PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION FOR
ADVANCED STUDY Audiology Clinical Psychology Dentistry Dietetics
*Interdisciplinary Studies Law Medicine Occupational Therapy Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy Physician Assistant Podiatry Public Health Veterinary Science Unsure about your major? Our Exploratory Programs assist students in selecting a major that aligns their interests, abilities, and goals.
• • Oceanography
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Pacific Islands Studies Peace Studies*
Philippine Language & Literature
TO LEARN MORE, VISIT manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/exploratory
Academic programs are subject to change. See catalog for most recent program information. Visit www.catalog.hawaii.edu
The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa owns and operates Coconut Island or Moku o Lo‘e, the only research facility in the world built entirely on a coral reef.
The U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the international business focus at the Shidler College of Business amongst the top programs in the nation. Currently our program is ranked 15th in the nation.
The UH Translational Health Science Simulation Center is regarded as one of the most advanced simulation centers in the nation and gives students a chance to experience real life-scenarios using high-tech simulation technology.
The Institute for Biogenesis Research at the John A. Burns School of Medicine cloned the world’s first mouse and was the first in the world to pioneer genetic and reproductive research with transgenic mice, also known as glowing mice.
Scientists at the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources were the first in the world to develop a disease resistant, transgenic papaya species known as the UH Rainbow papaya.
Lyon Arboretum is the only research facility in the U.S. located in a tropical rainforest and is home to over 5,000 species of tropical and sub-tropical plants.
UH Mānoa offers instruction in over 25 languages, more than any U.S. institution. The Department of East Asian Languages and Literature is the largest one of its kind in the nation.
The Hawai‘i Space Flight Laboratory gives UH Mānoa the distinction of being the only university in the world to have both satellite fabrication capabilities with unique, direct access to orbital space.
UH Mānoa's Music Department is known globally for having the nation’s largest ethnomusicology program consisting of nine ethnic performing ensembles and over 5,000 ethnic instruments in its collection.
For the last three years, the John A. Burns School of Medicine has ranked #1 in the National Institutes of Health among community based public medical schools.
A $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation has enabled UH Mānoa to build the Cyber-Enabled Collaboration Analysis Navigation and Observation Environment or CyberCANOE; a data visualization system said to be the best in the country.
The Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge is the only indigenous college in a Research I ranked institution. Students have an opportunity to pursue, perpetuate, research, and revitalize all areas and forms of Hawaiian knowledge.
PICTURED: THE HAWAI'I INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOLOGY (HIMB) LOCATED ON COCONUT ISLAND (MOKU O LO'E) IN KANE'OHE BAY OFF THE ISLAND OF O'AHU, CONDUCTS MULTI-DISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AND EDUCATION IN ALL ASPECTS OF TROPICAL MARINE BIOLOGY. HIMB CONTINUES TO BE A WORLD LEADER IN RESEARCH TO UNDERSTAND AND CONSERVE TROPICAL MARINE ECOSYSTEMS, DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING NEW TECHNOLOGIES THAT ADVANCE THE INFORMED STEWARDSHIP OF HAWAI'I'S MARINE AND COASTAL BIODIVERSITY. HIMB IS AN INDEPENDENT RESEARCH UNIT WITHIN THE SCHOOL OF OCEAN AND EARTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (SOEST) AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI'I AT MANOA .
When commitment fuels curiosity, the results are amazing. At the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, we give you the tools to follow your dream with a choice of 100 different majors, 85 graduate majors, 53 doctoral degrees, and 5 professional degrees.
WE DON’T JUST EDUCATE — WE HELP YOU MAKE HISTORY.
Studying abroad can take one on a whole new journey full of the unexpected. Take the chance, even if it’s in a country with no prior language experience. Go with the desire to learn and interact with an open mind." VICTORIA LEE, STUDY ABROAD IN SOUTH KOREA Honolulu, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi Food Science & Human Nutrition Major ʻ19
At Mānoa, you can see the world, broaden your perspective, and develop a deeper understanding of other cultures. GERMANY DENMARK SWEDEN
SOUTH AFRICA ARGENTINA
AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND
MANOA STUDY ABROAD CENTER studyabroad.hawaii.edu
MANOA INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE manoa.hawaii.edu/mix
NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE hawaii.edu/diversity/nse
Go farther with the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Study Abroad Center. Summer, semester, and year-long programs are offered in Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America. Or, create your own independent, self-designed study abroad program almost anywhere in the world.
Mānoa International Exchange enables UH Mānoa undergraduate and graduate students to go abroad and experience other cultures in safe and supportive environments. Likewise, international students can immerse themselves in the cultural and academic community of our campus in Hawai‘i.
Gain the experience of attending another U.S. college while still a student at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Choose from over 200 public universities, with tuition of either the cost of UH Mānoa, or the resident tuition of the host institution. Exchanges are for one or two semesters, usually starting in the fall.
PICTURED: STAN SHERIFF CENTER
Experience campus like a true Warrior - live on campus, get involved, champion a cause and join a club. Participate in intramural sports, work out at the new Warrior Recreation Center or join the Mānoa Maniacs to cheer on our sports teams.
GET THE MOST OUT OF BEING A WARRIOR. LIVING ON CAMPUS manoa.hawaii.edu/housing Residential life is an important part of a student's higher education experience and provides opportunities to meet various people and interact as members of a community. Student Housing Services offers both residence halls and apartments to students wanting to be part of our on-campus ʻohana (family). In addition, they offer an off-campus housing referral program which provides students with available rental properties and other off-campus living options.
ATHLETICS & BAND hawaiiathletics.com | uhbands.org Athletics and the UH Band programs are huge traditions at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. Approximately 450 student athletes compete on 21 NCAA Division I teams and some 300 students perform in the marching, concert, and pep bands. With your valid student ID you can gain free access to UH athletics games on campus and at Aloha Stadium.
STUDENT LIFE & DEVELOPMENT manoa.hawaii.edu/studentlife There are five important organizations (Chartered Student Organizations) that serve our Rainbow Warriors and our community through a variety of programs and services. We have more than 200 Registered Independent Organizations (RIOs) on campus where you can have fun and make a difference. If you do not see a group that shares your interests, we can help you create one.
STUDENT RECREATION SERVICES manoa.hawaii.edu/studentrec Stay fit at the Warrior Rec Center, one of the best recreational facilities in the state. Compete against other students in intramural sports such as basketball, volleyball, table tennis or badminton. Take advantage of hiking, learning to surf, stand-up paddle (SUP) or kayaking. Activities are offered on a weekly basis or equipment rental is available to explore on your own.
Admissions FRESHMAN COURSE REQUIREMENTS
Checklist ENGLISH PROFICIENCY
Requirement for international applicants and non-native English speakers.
hawaii.edu/eli English 4 Units
Math 3 Units*
Science 3 Units**
Social Science Other 3 Units College Prep 4 Units
Electives 5 Units
2.8 GPA cumulative
*Including Algebra I, II and Geometry. **Biology, Chemistry and Physics recommended.
English Math Composite
Resident January 5
Non-Resident 2.5 GPA cumulative
Minimum of 24 transferable credits. hawaii.edu/transferdatabase
In order to qualify for financial aid, scholarships, and housing, students are encouraged to apply before the priority deadline. International students are strongly encouraged to apply by the priority deadline.
2.0 GPA cumulative
TOP OF GRADUATING CLASS
APPLICATION FEE Fee waivers are accepted. To find out if you qualify, contact the Office of Admissions.
The Ka'ie'ie program is the perfect opportunity to help transition from a community college to UH Mānoa. They help you with questions regarding your major such as prerequisites, transferring your credits and the program allows you to register for classes earlier which is a blessing because you can regster for classes that may get full quickly." REBECCA KELLEY
Kāne‘ohe, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i Windward Community College ‘16 Social Work Major ‘18
Investing in your
FINANCIAL AID hawaii.edu/fas
Financial Aid can come in the form of: • Grants • Scholarships/Waivers • Work Study • Loans Visit the Financial Aid Services website for more information on how to apply and access scholarships
The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa has many scholarship opportunities for incoming freshman and transfer students. Over $4 million was awarded last year to 1,928 UH Mānoa students.
Total Investment NON-RESIDENT
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TUITION UNIVERSITY FEES BOOKS & SUPPLIES ROOM & BOARD PERSONAL EXPENSES & OTHER
The cost of attendance is designed to provide students with projected costs to attend for an academic year. The totals listed above are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Regents. *The Western Undergraduate Exchange program is for qualified first undergraduate degree seeking students who have legal residency in AK, AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, ND, NM, NV, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY, CNMI, or Guam, and pursue select undergraduate majors, except for Dental Hygiene and Nursing. **Non-resident students with documented Native Hawaiian ancestry receive the Hawai‛i resident equivalent rate.
Transferring to UH Mānoa was the best investment I made for my college education. Nowhere else in the country can a student boast of receiving a top notch education while living in tropical paradise." JAIME RINCON
Los Angeles, California Santa Monica College ‘15 B.A. Political Science ‘17
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The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. A special mahalo to UH Athletics, Chancellor's Office, Ka Leo O Hawai‘i, Jose Magno, Sean Goebel, Ken Reyes, Shane Grace, Nolan Omura, Vince Lim, Cameron Brooks and our UH Rainbow Warrior students for their image contributions.