Admissions

I'm Accepted! What's Next?

Congratulations on your acceptance to UH Hilo! We are looking forward to having you join our UH Hilo Vulcan ‘ohana.

On this page:

Activate your MyUH student account

MyUH Services is University of Hawaii's integrated student information system. It will provide you with the following services:

Screenshot of MyUH Home screenMyUH Services has links to all of the major University of Hawaiʻi data systems.

  • Personal email
  • Online registration
  • View your grades and transcriptions
  • View your progress toward graduation
  • Update your personal information
  • View your financial aid awards

Please check your UH email account regularly as important information from our campus will be sent to that email.

Finance your Education

Students can receive financial assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, or student employment to support their education. Federal student aid is available for US citizens, US nationals, and eligible non-citizens. Please add UH Hilo’s financial aid school code 001611 to your FAFSA so that we can put together a financial aid award package for you!

Financial Aid Office

Submit your Intent to Enroll

Confirm your attendance at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo by submitting your intent to enroll form and a $60 tuition deposit. If you are applying for financial aid, we will waive your tuition deposit.

Payments are accepted online, via fax, or in person at the Cashier's Office. Payments cannot be accepted via email, text, or file drop. See detailed payment methods for more information.

Intent to Enroll

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Office Admissions
200 W. Kāwili St.
Hilo, HI 96720-4091
Fax: 1-808- 932-7459

Apply for On-campus Housing & Dining

University Housing is dedicated to providing you with an atmosphere that will give you a sense of belonging to the campus and help you quickly become a part of campus life.

Housing Office

Priority Deadlines: Fall: March 1 | Spring: September 1

Submit Final Documents

Submit final transcripts to Admissions Office:

Ask your high school and/or prior college(s) to send your official transcripts to us in any of the following ways:

  1. For fastest processing, transcripts can be emailed to uhhadm@hawaii.edu by an official from the high school or college.
  2. High schools/colleges can mail an official copy to:

Mail:

UH Hilo Admissions Office
200 W. Kāwili St.
Hilo, HI 96720-4091

Take Academic Placement Assessments

We want to place you in the appropriate English, Math, Chemistry, Japanese language, and Hawaiian language courses at UH Hilo. Please review the details below to determine whether you need to take an academic placement assessment.

  • SAT or ACT scores: Request that your SAT or ACT scores be sent directly to UH Hilo’s Admissions Office, if you are entering UH Hilo as a freshman. Scores will be used for placement into ENG 100 or ENG 100T.

  • Writing Placement Assessment Take UH Hilo’s Writing Placement Assessment, if you have not taken English 100, the SAT, the ACT, or received an acceptable score on the Smarter Balanced ELA assessment.

  • Math Placement Assessment: Take UH Hilo’s Math Placement Assessment, if you would like to enroll in a course other than Math 100, Math 103, or Math 121 and have not received an acceptable score on the Smarter Balanced Math assessment.

  • Japanese Language Placement Assessment: Contact Masafumi “Masa” Honda , if you would like to take a Japanese language class and have previous knowledge of Japanese language.

  • Hawaiian Language Placement Assessment: Contact Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani/College of Hawaiian Language (KHUOK) , if you have studied Hawaiian language and believe you are prepared for coursework beyond introductory HAW 101.

  • English Language Placement Assessment: Non-native speakers of English entering UH Hilo for the first time must take both parts of the English Language Placement Assessment. Students may be eligible for a waiver if they meet certain requirements.

Visit Advising & GPS Registration

To meet with your advisor and discuss registration for your UH Hilo classes, you must submit your intent to enroll form (PDF) to the Admissions Office. Once your form is processed:

Incoming Freshmen

  1. Check your hawaii.edu email. Look for an email from our Career and Academic Advising Office asking that you watch the Advising Next Steps Series videos and complete two required questionnaires.

  2. Upon submitting the two questionnaires, your academic advisor will send you an email with instructions on how to schedule an appointment. The email will come to your hawaii.edu email account, so make sure to check your email daily!

Incoming Transfer and Returning Students

  1. Complete our New Transfer/Returning Student Questionnaire.

  2. Upon submitting the New Transfer/Returning Student Questionnaire, you will be prompted to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.

Complete Health Clearances

Health Clearances

Please submit your completed mandatory health requirements form to the UH Hilo Student Medical Services Office as soon as possible. Registration for in-person classes will not be allowed until your completed mandatory health requirements form is processed by the UH Hilo Student Medical Services Office.

Health Requirement Website

Sign up for Orientation

Orientation is filled with fun activities, events, and workshops all designed to Create Connections with other new students, with our amazing UH Hilo faculty, and with numerous campus resources and the awesome staff that run them. We will also have workshops, which will help to set you up to be Academically Successful here at UH Hilo, and of course there will be lots and lots of Vulcan spirit as we welcome you into our university ʻohana (family).

Sign up for Orientation

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