Important UH Hilo Dates & SSSP Updates

Student Affairs > Counseling Services > Student Support Services Program (SSSP)

October 2014

October 1 (W): Priority Deadline for Spring 2015 Graduation
http://hilo.hawaii.edu/registrar/GraduationInfo.php#HowToApplyGrad

October 17 (F): Last Day to Withdraw from Class(es) with W(s)

Kite Flying

Other Helpful Academic Info, Etc.

15 to Finish Logo15 to FINISH http://15tofinish.com/
University of Hawaiʻi, Hawaiʻi Graduation Initiative HGI Logo

Download the 15 to Finish Brochure - The Keys to Success Are at Your Fingertips 2014 Incoming Freshman - 15 to Finish UH Bookstore Promotion II for the 2014 Academic Year. Your chance to win FREE textbooks for the Fall 2015 semester!

15 to FINISH Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NVDYejEGi5Y

52 Suggestions For New Students

New to college or UH Hilo? Here are 52 suggestions to survive, succeed and make your transition to UH Hilo a great one (resource from the NACADA-National Academic Advising Association Clearinghouse):www.nacada.ksu.edu/Resources/Clearinghouse/View-Articles/suggestions.aspx

All Continuing SSSP Participants

Please come by and visit us in the new Student Services Center, 2nd floor:

  • SSSP Office:Norine - SSC, E213
  • SSSP Student Workroom (student computers & printing): SSC-E215
  • Janis: SSC, E220
  • Barbara: SSC, E222
  • Desha (also PISC): SSC, E221

Advising Center

hilo.hawaii.edu/studentaffairs/advising/

Campus Bookstore

The Bookstore is now located at the Campus Center.Textbooks and other educational materials and equipment are sold at the UH Hilo Bookstore, as well as convenience and personal items and clothing. For more info visit their web site: www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/HILO/Home.aspx

Online Comparison Tool for Competitive Book Prices, finds the best book prices for new, used rental, digital: www.bookstore.hawaii.edu

UH Hilo students now have the option to RENT TEXTBOOKS. The website is:hilo.bookrenter.com/

Books may be rented for 30, 45, 60, 90 or 125 days.  Since the orders are filled by an outside third party and not by our own store, custom books and packages with online access codes will not be available to rent. However, the traditional bound textbook is available and shipping both directions is free.

Depending on funding the campus bookstore be able to launch their own textbook rental program in the future but in the meantime they hope this service helps keep costs down for students . Of course, textbooks are also available in campus bookstore or can be purchased online at:  www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/

Other available textbook rental websites:

Campus Commuters

Maximize your time in between classes or while you're on campus hanging out. Need a locker? Something to eat or drink or just a light snack? Parking? Know where to mail out letters, packages, boxes? Tutoring? Getting involved on campus? View the Commuter Advocacy website: hilo.hawaii.edu/nsp/CommuterAdvocacy.php

Chemistry Placement Assessment

Students who wish to enroll in CHEM 114 & 124 (General Chemistry I) and have not passed college CHEM 114 (or the equivalent) with a C or better are required to take the chemistry placement assessment. For detailed information and sample questions for the chemistry placement assessment: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/kilohana/ChemPE.php

Dean's List - Spring 2014 & Fall 2013

Congratulations! The following, current SSSP participants were listed on the Dean's List for their UH Hilo Colleges, (students must earn 12 or more semester credits for a letter grade and achieve a GPA of 3.5 or above).

Spring 2014
Debra Cannoles, Axel Defngin, Zachary Everett, Silmai Fritz, Joshua Fuentes, Summer Ilac-Wong, Yvonne Johnny, Noelani Kansaku, Hyesun Kong, Sarah Lips, Meghan Makanani, Amber Manini, Kerson Mariur, Dilrae Mechol, Sherise-Charity Moniz, Eve Morei, Koran Munafo, Byers Naope, Claire-Ann Niibu-Akau, Geraldine Padilla, Kenny Paul, Kristin Pedersen, Loa'a Pine, Laurel Rain, Christlynn Sappa, Nicholas Yamauchi & EddieYeichy.

Fall 2013
Alexandria Agdeppa, Chelsea Alward, Debra Cannoles, Elaine Chugen, Randy Dellinger, Zachary Everett, Shawntiarre Faumui, Carola Geitner, Cristina Jauregui, Noelani Kansaku, Jaeline Lee, Margaux Mellot, Sherise-Charity Moniz, Koran Munafo, Geraldine Padilla, Laurel Rain, Christlynn Sappa, Ishael Shaw-De Mello, Ashley Suh, Shelby Tanaka, Josephine Volpe, Nicholas Yamauchi and Eddie Yeichy.

English Proficiency Test (EPT) - Online Registration Required

Required for all students whose first language is not English. Students who are non-native speakers of English entering UH Hilo for the first time must take both parts of this exam. Part A is a listening section made up of a multiple-choice test in response to audio-taped questions and an 18-minute lecture followed by a series of questions. Part B is a 75-minute, multiple choice test of grammar, vocabulary and reading skills. Please bring photo I.D. Students may be eligible for a waiver if they meet certain requirements. A detailed description of waiver eligibility can be found at: hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/eli/english_proficiency.php. SSSP requires the EPT for incoming, eligible SSSP participants who are non-native speakers of English.

eRefunds for Students

Why wait for your refund check in the mail? Sign up on-line to have your refund deposited directly into YOUR bank account. Do it now: hawaii.edu/news/docs/eRefunds.pdf

Enrollment Verification

You can obtain verification of your current and past enrollment status for semesters you are or have been officially registered at UH Hilo for health insurance, loan deferments, scholarships, services for students, or other benefits. For more information view the Office of the Registrar's - Enrollment Verification website: hilo.hawaii.edu/registrar/EnrollmentVerification.php

GPA Calculator
www.back2college.com/gpa.htm

Need to raise your gpa? Use this gpa calcultor: www.back2college.com/raisegpa.htm

Graduated SSSP Participants Summer & Spring 2014, Fall 2013

Summer 2014

Christian Kupau, BS Environmental Science ~ Byers Naope, BA Sociology & Micah Stephenson ~ BA Environmental Science. Congratulations, graduates!

Spring 2014

Maybeleen Apwong, BA Biology ~ Nicole Araceley, BBA Business Administration ~ Ahnesty Barrozo, BA Sociology & SC Educational Studies ~ Antionella Betti, BBA Business Administration ~ Gayle Bovee, BS Nursing ~ Rebecca Dilba, BS Geology ~ Zachary Everett, BA History ~ Sabrina Hanabaga, BS Nursing ~ Cheyanne Keliihoomalu, BS Animal Science & Math minor ~ Sarah Lips, BS Biology ~ Meghan Makanani, BS Computer Science & SC Database Management ~ Kerson Mariur, BBA Business Administration ~ Sherise-Charity Moniz, BA Psychology ~ Eve Morei, BA Economics ~ Koran Munafo, BA Communications & Sociology ~ Anna-Belle Nena, BBA Business Administration ~ Loaa Pine, BA Communications ~ Siniva Pota, BBA Accounting & Business Administration ~ Daniel Rutter, BA English & SC Teaching English as a Second Language~ Christlynn Sapa, BA Administration of Justice & Political Science ~ Laura Sherwood, BA Communications & SC Women's Studies ~ Wanes Simina, BA Political Science ~ Maria Sore, BS Nursing ~ Kathleen Stevens, BA Administration of Justice & Political Science ~ Elaine Valdez, BA Communications ~ LaShauna Wilson, BA Economics. Congratulations, graduates!

Fall 2013

Chelsea Alward, BBA Business Administration -Marketing Specialty ~ Ruth Anderson, BA Economics ~ Shawntiarre Faumui, BS Agriculture - Veterinary Specialty ~ Katherine Imai, BBA Accounting & Business Administration - Finance & Management Specialties & English Minor ~ Cristina Jauregui, BA Kinesiology ~ Samelda Leon, BA Administration of Justice ~ Hillario Narruhn, BA Political Science ~ Kris Sumaoang, BA Communications ~ Toefuataina Taai, BA Psychology ~ Sela Tuitavake, BA Administration of Justice ~ Josephine Volpe, BA Sociology ~ Ian Watanabe, BA Environmental Science. Congratulations, graduates!

Congratulations to our SSSP Graduates! View photos of past graduates at the Student Voices webpage

Graduate & Professional School Testing Services

The UH Hilo Career Center Administers selected graduate and professional admissions and professional certification examinations such as the LSAT, GRE, PRAXIS, PCAT and ASE examinations. Visit the UH Hilo Career Center website for testing dates, registration and more information. For more information view the UH Hilo Career Center: career.uhh.hawaii.edu/

Graduation Information

UHH Graduation Information: hilo.hawaii.edu/registrar/GraduationInfo.php
Click the Graduation Information link for more information.

Hawaiian Language Placement Exam

Students who have previous taken Hawaiian language and believe they may be prepared for coursework beyond introductory Hawaiian 101 should take this exam. Be prepared to spend between 1.5 and 2 hours to complete the written and oral components.

Hele-On Bus Schedule For Routes Stopping at UH Hilo

Got transportation? Did you know there are 46 buses stopping at UH Hilo each weekday? There are 34 buses that stop at UH Hilo on Saturdays as well. View the bus schedule and routes: hilo.hawaii.edu/uhh/about/bussched.php

Kilohana, The Academic Success Center - Tutoring

Kilohana offers free walk-in tutoring for students. www.hilo.hawaii.edu/kilohana

Math Lab Tutoring

Math Lab Tutoring Schedule:
http://hilo.hawaii.edu/kilohana/mathlab.php

Math Placement Assessment

NOT required for students who intend on enrolling in MATH 100, 103, & 121. Enrolling in courses other than those listed requires the math assessment.

For detailed information about the Math Placement Assessment and practice problems/questions, go to the Kilohana Math Placement Assessment Web Site.

Marshallese-English Online Dictionary

The Marshallese-English Online Dictionary (MOD) is a revised and expanded electronic edition of the Marshallese-English Dictionary, developed in 2009. www.trussel2.com/MOD/

Online Readiness Check for an Online Course

The Online Readiness Check is designed to accomplish three major goals for the prospective and current student: (1)System Check to ensure that you have the necessary resources to take an online course; (2) Skills Check to help you determine whether you have the skills necessary to successfully complete an online course and (3) Online Orientation in Laulima, the University of Hawaii system's online course software, that demonstrates tools commonly used in most online courses at the UHH. For more information go to the following website: hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/dl/onlinereadiness.php.

Placement Assessments

Depending on your major and the courses you are planning to enroll in, Placement Assessments may be required. Placement Assessments in Chemistry, the English Proficiency Test (required for all students whose first language is not English), Hawaiian Language and Math are offered at different times throughout the year. Click here for more info at Kilohana's Placement Assessments website.

Returning Student Application

Students who have stopped-out of UH Hilo for 1 semester and have not attended any other school during their absence, enrolled students graduating this term and intending to re-enter next term, students on National Student Exchange wishing to continue at UH Hilo (Please note that these NSE students must submit original transcripts from their previous schools) may fill out the Returning Student Application Form: hilo.hawaii.edu/studentaffairs/admissions/returning_student.php
For more information contact the Admissions office at (808) 932-7446 or (800) 897-4456.

Social Networking For Students With Disabilities

"We Connect Now" is the newest generation of social networking for college students with disabilities. Log on to the UH Disabilities Services home page or enter www.weconnectnow.wordpress.com. ...

SSSP Student Voices

SSSP STUDENT VOICES: Website featuring SSSP Students who have graduated, have participated in Internships, NSE, and Study Abroad or achieved special recognitions.

SSSP Mandatory Orientation Sessions - Fall 2014 TBA

All new SSSP applicants must attend a mandatory SSSP Orientation session to become eligible for program services. SSSP New Participant Orientation sessions for Fall 2014 will be announced by the start of the fall semester. Contact the SSSP staff to register for an upcoming orientation: ssspuhh@hawaii.edu , 932-7475. If you are unable to make any of the sessions listed, please contact our staff so that we can schedule an alternative orientation for you.

Student Conduct Code

The UH Hilo Student Conduct Code describes behavior that conflicts with the fundamental purposes of the university, including academic dishonesty (cheating and plagiarism) as well as the procedures for reporting incidents of misconduct and how such reports are handled. For more information including the full text of the Code, visit: hilo.hawaii.edu/studentaffairs/conduct/student_conduct.php

All members of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo community have the right to pursue educational endeavors as part of the institution's fundamental purposes of teaching, learning, and research. Students have the responsibility to maintain standards of personal integrity that are in harmony with the educational mission of the University; to respect the rights, privileges, and property of others; and to observe University policies as well as national, state, and local laws.

Student Health Services

The UH Hilo's Student Health Services is staffed by part time physicians and a nurse practitioner. Services include family planning, medical care, prescriptions, first aid, health education, tuberculin test and immunizations.

Transcripts

For information about requesting UH Hilo transcripts go to the the Office of the Registrar's website: hilo.hawaii.edu/registrar/transcripts.php

Tuition & Fees Payment Information

hilo.hawaii.edu/registrar/RegistrationGuide.php

Tuition & Fee Refunds

Tuition and fee refund deadlines and dates: hilo.hawaii.edu/uhh/bo/TuitionandFeeRefunds.php

UH Hilo Tuition & Fees Payment

For information about tuition and fees payments: hilo.hawaii.edu/uhh/bo/TuitionandFeePayments.php

UH Hilo Performing Arts Center

Discover what's happening this year at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center!

ULUKAU: The Hawaiian Electronic Library

Ulukau, or the Hawaiian Electronic Library, and its companion site, the Hawaiian Digital Library is a comprehensive website that is a repository of Hawaiian language source material, not recycled translations, crucial for Hawaiian studies. Search and access material in Hawaiian or English.

Web Cams

View UH Hilo's campus and various places in the Hilo community with the webcams:
hilo.hawaii.edu/campuslife/webcams.php

Writing Placement Assessment

The Writing Placement Assessment is a timed essay exam that determines what level writing course you will be assigned to if you do not possess SAT or ACT scores. You do not have to take this exam if you meet at least one of these criteria:

  • you possess SAT scores* or ACT scores** which will determine what English course you are placed into
  • you are a UH Regents' or UH Hilo Chancellor's Scholar
  • you scored a "4" or "5" on the Language and Composition Advanced Placement Exam.
  • you have transferred a course from another college that is officially equivalent to ENG 100. You must have verification of acceptance of this transfer course from UH-Hilo Admissions Office.

*SAT Score Table

  • English 100T = SAT-W 474 and below
  • English 100 = SAT-W 475 and above
  • English 100H = SAT-W 625 and above

**ACT Score Table

  • English 100T = ACT 17 and below
  • English 100 = ACT 18 and above
  • English 100H = ACT 28 and above

You have to take the exam if you meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • you do not possess SAT-W or ACT scores
  • you have been accepted to and intend to enroll at UH Hilo
  • you are an entering non-native speaker of English
  • you have not transferred a course from another college that is officially equivalent to ENG 100 at UH Hilo

For detailed information who is required to take the exam view the Writing Placement Assessment website: hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/wpe/ or contact the Writing Assessment Coordinator - Karla Hayashi, (808) 932-7287, karlah@hawaii.edu .

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