Transfer Student Guide
2019 - 2020
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!
PHOTO CREDIT: CAMERON BROOKS
Uniquely Mānoa 65.7° Average annual precipitation
3 MILES From Mānoa to downtown Honolulu and less than a mile from Waikīkī.
200 FT. Vertical drop at Mānoa Falls. A well known and popular hiking trail and waterfall in Mānoa!
LYON ARBORETUM A 194-acre botanical garden located in upper Mānoa Valley, Lyon Arboretum is home to over 5,000 species of tropical plants and ranked in the top ten list of 50 best university gardens in the United States. A resource for both the University and our community.
Maluna a'e o nā lāhui a pau ke ola o ke kanaka. "Above all nations is humanity."
LOCATION Honolulu, Oʻahu, HI
Designated by the Carnegie Institute
STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO: 13:1
AVG. CLASS SIZE
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Land, Sea and Space Grant Designation
33 Lower Division 20 Upper Division
% OF FACULTY WITH PHD: 85%
Student Characteristics STUDENT DIVERSITY • 41% *Asian
• 23.5% Caucasian
• 16% *Native Hawaiian • 15.1% Multiracial • 1.9% Hispanic
• 1.7% African American • 0.4% Unknown
• 0.3% American Indian
Countries and Regions Represented
Total Fall 2017 Enrollment
(12,798 Undergraduate 4,731 Graduate)
or Alaskan Native
Avg. SAT Scores
(1060 National Avg.) Math/Reading/Writing
*Asian • 9.5% Filipino • 9% Japanese • 8.8% Mixed Asian • 7% Chinese • 3.3% Korean • 0.8% Other Asian
*Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander • 14% Native Hawaiian or Part Hawaiian • 2% Pacific Islander
DID YOU KNOW?
Top 25% in high school
Avg. high school GPA
UH Mānoa is the 6th most ethnically diverse university in the United States (2018, US News and World Report)
Based on Fall 2017 facts and statistics provided by UH Mānoa Institutional Research & Analysis Office. For more information, visit www.hawaii.edu/irao
Academic Programs Undergraduate | Masters | Doctorate
• • • American Studies • •
• • • Anthropology • Architecture • •
• • • Astronomy •
• • • Engineering, Electrical • • • Engineering, Mechanical • • • English •
Environmental Design (Architecture)
Philippine Language & Literature
• • • Philosophy
Food Science & Human Nutrition
Business, Human Resource Management
Business, Management Information Systems
• • Cell & Molecular Biology • • • Chemistry • • • Chinese •
Clinical & Translational Research Communication • Communication & Information Sciences • Communication Sciences & Disorders
Communicology (Speech) Creative Media • Curriculum & Instruction
• • •
• • •
• • • History •
Human Development & Family Studies
Information & Computer Sciences
• • • Japanese •
Education, Secondary •
• • Educational Administration • • Educational Foundations • Educational Policy Studies • • Educational Psychology
Library & Information Science
• • • Marine Biology
• • • Second Language Studies • Social Welfare • •
• • • Sociology • •
• • • Theatre • •
Travel Industry Management
Tropical Agriculture & the Environment • • Tropical Medicine • • Tropical Plant Pathology • • Tropical Plant & Soil Science
• • Urban & Regional Planning
• • • Linguistics*
• Law •
• • • Korean
• Education, Exceptionalities • • Education, Learning Design & Technology
Rehabilitation Counseling Religion
• • • Kinesiology & Rehabilitation Science
• Juridical Science
• Education Education, Elementary
Hawaiian Hawaiian Studies
• • • Economics
• • East Asian Languages & Literatures
Education, Early Childhood
Geoscience for Professionals Global Environmental Science
• • • Public Health
Dance Dental Hygiene
• Professional Educational Practice
• • Developmental & Reproductive Biology
• • • Political Science • • • Psychology
• • • Computer Science •
• • • Physics
• • • Geology & Geophysics •
Pacific Islands Studies
• • • Geography
• • • Botany
Fashion Design & Merchandising
• • Oceanography
• • Ocean & Resources Engineering
• Biomedical Sciences
Nutritional Sciences • Nutrition
• • Business Administration
• Epidemiology •
Management • • • Nursing
• • Entomology •
• • • Natural Resources & Environmental
English as a Second Language*
• • • Atmospheric Science
• • • Engineering, Civil
Adapted Physical Activity
W Women’s Studies
• • Zoology
• • • Mathematics •
Medical Technology • Medicine
• • • Microbiology • • Molecular Biosciences & Bioengineering •
Molecular Biosciences & Biotechnology
Molecular Cell Biology
• • • Music
* Interdisciplinary Studies
Academic programs are subject to change. See catalog for most current program information. Visit www.catalog.hawaii.edu
ACADEMIC ADVISING manoa.hawaii.edu/academics/advising 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.
ADVISING PROGRAM SHEETS manoa.hawaii.edu/ovcaa/programsheets 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.
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.
TO LEARN MORE, VISIT
At the University of Hawaiâ€˜i at MÄ noa, we give you the tools to follow your dreams with a choice of 100 different majors, 87 graduate majors, 54 doctoral degrees, and 5 first professional degrees.
WHEREVER YOU WANT TO GO, WE CAN HELP YOU GET THERE.
The UH Mānoa Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) is the longest earthbased Mars simulation conducted on U.S. soil. Funded by NASA, a six-man crew lives isolated on a Mars-like site for 365 days.
The world’s first Ethnomathematics program is offered at UH Mānoa, where students can experience math in and outside classrooms, bridging indigenous wisdom and 21st century skills.
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.
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 Hawai‘i Space Flight Laboratory gives UH Mānoa the distinction of being the only university in the world to have both satellite fabrication capabilities and direct access to orbital space.
A $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation has enabled UH Mānoa to build the Cyber-Enabled Collaboration Analysis Navigation and Observation Environment (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.
The U.S. News and 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 16th in the nation.
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.
Astronomers at UH Mānoa’s Hawai‘i Institute of Astronomy (IfA) discovered Earth’s first known interstellar visitor passing through our Solar System.
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.
Scientists at the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources were the first in the world to develop a diseaseresistant, 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.
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.
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.
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 .
The University of Hawaiâ€˜i at MÄ noa is globally recognized for pioneering research in a number of fields and disciplines. We have the distinction of being one of the most ethnically diverse institutions of higher education in the country and regarded as being one of only a handful of colleges to have a land, sea, and space grant designation.
AT MA NOA, WE DON'T JUST EDUCATE - WE HELP YOU MAKE HISTORY!
Studying abroad was something that I always wanted to do and is also one of the major reasons why I picked UH Mānoa. UH offers many different types of study abroad opportunities to work with your major, budget, and timeline." AMELIA MCKENZIE, STUDY ABROAD IN NISHINOMIYA, JAPAN
Honolulu, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi Asian Studies Major ’19
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
MANOA INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE
NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE
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 around 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 IMPORTANT DATES January 5
English 4 Units
Math 3 Units*
Social Science Other 3 Units College Prep 4 Units
Science 3 Units**
Electives 5 Units
September 1 October 1 Priority Deadline
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.
2.8 GPA cumulative
*Including Algebra I, II and Geometry. **Biology, Chemistry and Physics recommended.
SAT 560* SAT 540* TEST SCORES ACT 22*
Requirement for international applicants and non-native English speakers.
Math English Math Composite
TOP CLASS RANK OF GRADUATING CLASS
2.0 GPA cumulative
Non-Resident 2.5 GPA cumulative
Minimum of 24 transferable credits.
Fee waivers are accepted. To find out if you qualify, contact the Office of Admissions.
*The SAT/ACT score and requirements did not change. This is equivalent to the 2017-2018 scores.
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 register 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
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.
Visit the Financial Aid Services website for more information on how to apply and access scholarships.
Total Investment TUITION UNIVERSITY FEES BOOKS & SUPPLIES ROOM & BOARD PERSONAL EXPENSES & OTHER
$11,304 $882 $1,012 $13,673 $2,954
$16,956 $882 $1,012 $13,673 $2,954
$33,336 $882 $1,012 $13,673 $2,954
Total = $29, 825
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 major. DACA students are eligible to participate in WUE. Non-resident students with documented Native Hawaiian ancestry receive the Hawai‛i resident equivalent rate.
The University of Hawai'i at Mānoa has granted me the ability to not only see my goals, but take me beyond them too." JOSH HARRISON
San Diego, California Grossmont College ’17 B.S. Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science ’19
(808) 956-8975 (800) 823-9771 toll-free manoa.hawaii.edu/admissions email@example.com facebook.com/manoaadmissions instagram.com/manoa_admissions twitter.com/manoaadmissions youtube.com/universityofhawaii manoaadmissions
Visit us! Experience a campus tour by calling (808) 956-7137 or manoa.hawaii.edu/admissions/visit 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, Cameron Brooks and our UH Rainbow Warrior students for their image contributions.