Graduate Division

Prepare to Begin Your Graduate Career

Steps to Get Ready

Intent to Enroll:

Email your intent to accept or decline this offer of admission to the Graduate Division at  A response by April 15th is appreciated, unless otherwise noted in your acceptance letter.

Health Clearances:

Note: Due to the ongoing Covid 19 Pandemic, the health hold placed on students record allows registration in online courses only for students who have not cleared their health requirements. If your program requires in-person attendance, you will need to clear all health requirements in order to be allowed to register. Please contact your Program to confirm attendance requirements.

Effective Fall 2020, health requirements have been updated across the UH system. If you were a previous UH Hilo student who has not been continuously enrolled since Spring 2020, you may have a health hold on your record. Please contact the Student Medical Services at (808) 932-7369 to confirm if you need an updated form.

Return the completed Health History form to the Student Medical Services office.  Receipt of this form is required before you will be able to register for your classes.

Final Transcripts:

Be sure to have a final transcript noting completion of your degree sent to the Graduate Division if you are currently enrolled.  It is not necessary to order UH system transcripts.

Financial Aid:

If you plan to apply for Federal Financial Aid- UH Hilo’s financial aid code is 001611.

Tuition and Fees

More information can be found below:

UH Username & Email Creation:

Before arriving on campus, please create a UH username and password. The username will also grant you access to a UH email account. You will need your student ID number, printed at the bottom of your acceptance letter to create your username and password.

Check your UH email account frequently from acceptance through graduation.  Official notices are sent only to UH email addresses.  You are responsible for information sent through this official channel of communication.

Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP):

Effective Fall 2021: UH Hilo participates in the WICHE Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP). The WRGP is coordinated by the Western Interstate Commission of Higher Education (WICHE) and provides a tuition rate of 150% of resident graduate tuition for residents of qualified WRGP/WICHE states and who are admitted to participating UH Hilo graduate programs.

More information and the application form can be found at: UH Hilo WRGP Information

The Fall 2021 WRGP application deadline is: June 1, 2021 to the Graduate Division.

Graduate Student Orientation:

Official notification of the general Graduate Student orientation and your program’s specific orientation will be emailed to your UH email address when dates and times are finalized.  Orientation occurs during the week prior to the start of classes.  You should make every effort to attend.  For some programs, orientation is mandatory.


Notification of which classes you should take in your first semester will be communicated to you via email by your program director. Registration will occur via the STAR GPS System, learn more about the system below.

Academic Calendar:

Fall 2021 classes begin on Monday August 23, 2021

We look forward to meeting you in the Fall.
Welcome to UH Hilo!

Other Resources:


Please direct questions about registration to the Graduate Division (, (808) 932-7927. 

Questions specific to your graduate program may be addressed to the Program Chair noted in your acceptance letter.