Freshman Application

Your application evaluation is based on your high school and secondary school academic record. We will review your course selections and performance in grades 9-12, as well as the trend of your academic history, and standardized test scores.

On this page:

Step 1. Before Application

A. Review Admission Requirements

  • 2.7 cumulative GPA
  • High school coursework in the following subject areas:
  • 4 units of English
    • 3 units of Math
    • Algebra I, Geometry, & Algebra II
    • 3 units of Natural Sciences
    • Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc.
    • 7 units of college preparatory electives
    • Social Sciences, Foreign Languages, Additional Mathematics and Sciences
    • Additional units of Math and Science strongly recommended for science majors.
  • Cumulative GPA below 2.7 considered on a sliding scale with official ACT/SAT scores.

B. Review Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Eligibility

For residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, Washington state, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands and American Samoa.

Step 2. Complete Application

  • Submit Freshman Application
  • No application fee
  • Submit official transcripts to UH Hilo's Admissions Office.

Apply Online

Once you submit your application, you will be able to:

  • Log into your student portal and view application status
  • Download/Print your application.

Step 3. After Application

Official notification of your admissions decision will be sent to you via email and mail. If your application is incomplete, you will be notified by mail or by an admissions counselor for additional information. If you have been accepted to UH Hilo, please complete your enrollment steps.