Admissions

Freshman Application

Your application evaluation is based on your 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.

Step 1. Before Application

A. Review Admission Requirements

Spring 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023 Admissions¹

¹These interim admissions requirements were approved in response to COVID-19

  • 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 or Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Step 2. Complete Application

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

  • Download/Print your application.
  • Print an Official Document Request to take to your counselor.
  • Pay your $50 application fee (if you have not qualified for an application fee waiver).
  • The following freshman applicants are eligible for an application fee waiver:
    • Hawai'i high school graduate applying as freshman
    • Received ACT/SAT application fee waiver
    • TRIO or Upward Bound participant verification
    • Received application fee waiver signed by your high school counselor
    • Hawai'i Resident application fee waiver

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.