UH Hilo Admissions Office
Student Services Center
200 W. Kāwili Street
Hilo, HI 96720-4091

Tel: (808) 932-7446 or 1-800-897-4456
Fax: (808) 932-7459


Admission Requirements for Undergraduates

Students seeking undergraduate admissions to the University of Hawaii at Hilo must follow application requirements and deadlines posted on the UH Hilo Admission webpage. Online application submissions are preferred. For students applying as a classified student into a degree program, applications and all supporting documents must be received by July 1 for Fall semester admission and October 1 for Spring semester admission. International applicants must apply by May 1 for Fall semester admission and November 1 for Spring semester admission. Complete applications include official transcripts of all high school and post-secondary schools attended, sent directly from each institution. If you have earned more than 24 college-level credits after high school graduation, you may submit official transcripts from your post-secondary institutions only. All applications are valid only for a single application term. Applications will be reviewed once all required documents are received and your application file is complete. Check the status of your admissions application by checking the online portal or by contacting the Admissions office.

Freshman admission to the University is based primarily on high school college prep courses completed, grade point averages, and test scores. Admission to the University for transfer students is based primarily on college-level coursework from regionally accredited universities or colleges in the U.S. and grade point averages of all regionally accredited institutions attended. Academic criteria are outlined in the sections that follow.

Candidates for admission are required to specify on the application all current and prior enrollment in any post-secondary institution. Any applicant who fails to inform the University of such enrollment, or who submits or has submitted on his/her behalf any required information or document which is fraudulent, or information or documents altered without proper authorization, may be denied admission to the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. If omissions and/or alterations are discovered after the student is enrolled, enrollment may be canceled and/or the student will be subject to the Student Conduct Code, which may result in disciplinary action.

Admission may be denied if previously documented actions or behavior affected the safety of others.

Students accepted to the University should work with the Financial Aid and University Housing offices to determine availability of financial aid and/or on-campus housing.

Additional Admissions Information