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Extension Admission/Application Information

Application & Residency Forms (downloadable pdf)

Extension Term Deadline for Full-term course Deadline for Varied Schedule course Notification of Acceptance
Fall 2017 August 4, 2017 5 working days prior to the start of the course. Students will be notified of their acceptance within 5 working days from the date the application is received.

Anticipate delays during peak application period.
Spring 2018 December 15, 2017
Summer 2018 May 4, 2018
Summer2 2018 June 15, 2018

*If you are required to provide transcripts, we ask that you submit your application a month prior to the published deadlines as additional time will be required for transcripts to arrive and to be reviewed.

Admission Requirements

To attend an Outreach College Extension term at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, students submit an application for admission, and upon approval, register for courses.

You are eligible to apply for admission if:

  1. You are a U.S. high school graduate or have a GED equivalency
    Transcripts are required IF your high school diploma or its equivalent is from a non-U.S. secondary educational institution.
  2. You are a current or former student of a regionally accredited U.S. college or university with a bachelor's degree or 24 transferable college credits and in good academic standing at your home institution.
    Transcripts and copies of your degree certificate are required IF your bachelor's degree or its equivalent is from a non-U.S. college or university.

    Official transcripts may be required upon request.

An acceptance email or letter will be sent to you. Once accepted, go to the MyUH Services to register.

Who Needs to Apply?

If you meet the criteria below, you are eligible to register without submitting an application:

  • a current University of Hawaiʻi system student who will not graduate before the term begins. Current UH Community College, UH-West Oahu and UH-Hilo students do need to obtain approval to register for 300-level or higher courses. Call Outreach College at (808) 956-7221 for approval.

Submit an application if you meet any of the following criteria.

  • a new UH student.
  • a former UH system student in good academic standing.
  • a current UH student who will graduate before term begins.

Special Application Requirements

UH Mānoa suspended or dismissed students need to call an Outreach College academic advisor at (808) 956-7221.

Applicants whose native language is not English need to complete one of the following:

  1. Send the appropriate document(s) to Outreach College Student Services with your UHM Outreach College Credit Application Form, or if not possible, send transcripts or grade reports separately as needed.
  2. Submit test scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) taken in the last two years, with a composite score of 500+ (paper-based), 61+ (internet-based).
  3. Submit test scores for the UH Mānoa English Language Institute (ELI) placement examination indicating your qualification for enrollment.

English Language Proficiency

If English is not your native language and you have never attended a fall or spring term at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency (this applies even if you have already been accepted to UH Mānoa for Fall 2016). Please send documentation for one of the following (see items a-l) with your application form. Note: Admission through Outreach College does not imply a waiver of the TOEFL exam for admission for the regular Fall and Spring semesters.

  1. Minimum composite score of 61 (internet-based), 173 (computer-based) or 500 (paper-based) on the TOEFL
  2. Minimum overall score of 5.0 on the IELTS
  3. Minimum score of 510 on the critical reading AND writing sections of the SAT
  4. Minimum score of 22 on the English AND reading sections of the ACT
  5. Minimum score of 151 on the verbal section of the GRE
  6. An Associate of Arts degree from a community college within the UH System
  7. A bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. or a recognized university in Australia, Britain, Canada (excluding Quebec), Ireland or New Zealand
  8. Completed an ENG 100 equivalent course from a regionally accredited U.S. institution with a "D" or higher grade
  9. Completed 60 transferrable credits with a GPA of 2.0 or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or from an institution that is recognized by UH Mānoa where English is the primary language of instruction
  10. Completed six years of continuous school through middle school, high school or college or university in Australia, Britain, Canada (excluding Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, American Samoa or Guam
  11. Completed at least three years of high school in Hawaiʻi with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 and 460 on the critical reading AND writing sections of the SAT
  12. Test scores for the UH Mānoa English Language Institute (ELI) placement examination indicating that you qualify for enrollment.

Standardized test scores must have been taken within the past two years.

How to Apply

Submit the Credit Application and Residency Forms by fax (808) 956-3752 or mail.

No application fee is required. Allow at least five (5) working days for application processing time before attempting to register. You will be sent a notification of acceptance and your assigned UH Number by email or mail as soon as your application is processed.

Once admitted it is mandatory to create a UH username and email account. You need your UH username to register, view your grades, use Laulima for online courses, and keep your contact information up to date. Official University information from University offices, administrators, and instructors is sent to your UH email address. Check your email regularly.

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Term Dates

  • Fall Extension 2017
    August 21 – December 15, 2017
  • 15-Week Courses
    September 5 – December 15, 2017
  • Extension 10-Week Courses
    September 11 – November 18, 2017

Contact Us

UHM Outreach College

Sinclair Library 310

2425 Campus Road

Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-7221

Email: ochelp@hawaii.edu

Web: outreach.hawaii.edu