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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

Application and admission information may be obtained from high school counselors in Hawaiʻi, from the Admissions Office, or the University’s Web site. The University of Hawaiʻi system application form is used by all campuses in the UH system. For students applying to a degree program, applications and all supporting documents must be received by July 1 for Fall semester admission and December 1 for Spring semester admission. International applicants should apply by June 1 for Fall semester admission and November 1 for Spring semester admission. Complete applications include a $50 application fee; official transcripts of all high school, college, university, business and other post-secondary schools attended sent directly from each institution involved; and all other credentials noted in the system application. The $50 application fee is non-refundable and required each time the student applies. Students accepted to degree programs are called "classified" students.

All applications and fees are valid for a single semester only. Acceptance does not imply that on-campus housing and/or financial aid are available. While the University will make every effort to assist, students must arrange for their own financial aid and housing by directly contacting the Office of Financial Aid and/or the Office of Student Housing.

Admission to the University is based primarily on high school or college prep courses completed, grade point averages, and test scores. Academic criteria are outlined in the sections that follow.

Candidates for admission are required to specify on the application form all current and previous enrollment in any post-secondary institution. Any candidate for admission 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 which has been altered without proper authorization, may be denied admission to the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. If the omissions and/or alterations are discovered after the student is enrolled, enrollment may be cancelled 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.

Additional Admissions Information