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Unclassified Students

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Unclassified status at the University is an excellent way for people in the community to take one or more classes since there is no application fee and transcripts are not required to become admitted. To apply as an unclassified student, fill out the pdf version of the application form (PDF). If applicable, submit a residency declaration (PDF) form as well.

Some students start off as unclassified until they have earned 24 credits and are then eligible to apply for classified status in a degree program. All the courses completed as an unclassified student can be applied to the degree once admitted into an academic program.

A view of the South UH Hilo campus looking towards the Athletic facilities
A view of the South UH Hilo campus looking towards the Athletic facilities

But there are some disadvantages.

Unclassified students are registering for classes on a space available basis after the classified, degree seeking students, have registered.

Secondly, financial aid is not available to unclassified students. And lastly, unclassified students do not have faculty advisers.

Students who wish to become classified students should contact the Admissions Office to discuss their options.