Office of the Registrar

STAR Announcements and Updates

STAR-related announcements and updates will be posted to this page when there are large and impacting items. This page will be updated on a yearly basis and older items will be removed at that time. Please contact uhhstar@hawaii.edu for more information or with any STAR-related questions.

May 2023: Med-Proctor Real-time sync button

  • Nightly Updates

    • Normal process of syncs each night between Med-Proctor/Banner/STAR
  • How long does it take for Med-Proctor to be updated in STAR?

    • The Real-time sync button will only work when the student has been cleared by Med-Proctor
      • Students cleared of the Health/Immunization hold will receive an email notification that their Med-Proctor records were verified
      • Med-Proctor has been given up to 3 days to process the paperwork
        • You may click on the Real-time sync button starting on day 4
        • If you click before day 4, you may still have the hold on your record
  • What is the Real-time sync button?

    • Real-time sync button is for students who receive notification that their Med-Proctor records were verified. It will update the student’s health clearance status in real-time.
    • In STAR for Students/STAR for Advisors on the GPS Registration tab, go to the title bar of each semester.
    • Press the Health/Immunization symbol STAR Health-Immunization symbol Health-Immunization symbol in STAR GPS
    • Select the More button More button to view more health requirement information
    • The real-time sync button will then appear New Real-time sync button
    • Once clicked, a Completed statement will then appear Completed statement after clicking the real-time sync button
  • Will every student and advisor see the Real-time sync button in STAR?

  • Who can click on the ‘Re-sync’ button?

    • Students admitted to a UH System campus (eg. UH Hilo)
    • Advisors with Banner GOAMEDI access

October 2022

The GPS Registration cart opens on Monday, October 24, 2022 in anticipation of the Spring 2023 Early Registration that starts on November 7, 2022.

A Health/Immunization symbol STAR Health-Immunization symbol is viewable on the title bar of each semester, as shown in the screenshot below, and is located in STAR for Students/STAR for Advisors on the GPS Registration tab.

Title bar in the STAR semester block

Clicking on the Health/Immunization symbol will allow students to view a statement of whether the requirements have been ‘met’ or there is a ‘need to submit completed health immunizations’.

Sample 1: ‘Met’ statement displayed in STAR

Health requirements met statement displayed in STAR

By clicking on STAR More button, students will be able to view the details of the health/immunization requirements. Only students and authorized administrators will be able to view the detailed information disclosed when they click on ‘More’.

Passed Immunization message

STAR passed health message

‘Not Met’ Immunization message

  • Please submit your completed health immunizations

STAR not met health message

By clicking on STAR More button, students will be able to view the details of the health/immunization requirements that need to be submitted in order to enroll in In-person or Hybrid classes. Only students and authorized administrators will be able to view the detailed information disclosed.

STAR not met health requirements listed

Upon entering the Register – Add/Drop Classes, Register Add-Drop Classes button the Important message regarding immunization requirements will be displayed. ‘Show more’ will display the details of remaining immunization(s) needed to enroll in In-person or Hybrid classes.

STAR Important Health message

STAR not met health requirements listed again

If the student needs to submit completed health immunizations, a Health restriction will display in the place of the radio button on all courses that are In-person or Hybrid classes.

STAR Missing Radio button

August 2022

“In Plan” Courses in Pathways

  • Courses that count toward integrative requirements only
  • If they count toward CPoS (Course Program of Study), it has a green hat next to it
  • Also says “In Plan” next to the course

Side Note: If a course has a yellow hat next to it, it is a course within an integrative requirement that has already been met.

Course in Plan STAR Screenshot

July 2022

Dyamic Electives

  • Dynamic electives will only appear in STAR GPS if the courses within a student's pathway does not meet the minimum credit requirement for the program (120+ credits).
  • If a student would like to move a dynamic elective to a future semester, the suggested solution is to decrease the number of total credits in that term.

Example: Student has a 3 credit dynamic elective in Fall 2023 and has a total of 16 credits showing in that term. The dynamic elective can be moved by decreasing the Fall 2023 max credit amount from 16 to 13.

  • Select the CR icon and then from the drop-down select 13
  • Click the refresh button at the top right corner near 'Credits in Plan'
  • Fall 2023 will now only have 13 credits and the dynamic elective is moved to a future term

STAR Dynamic Elective example

Changing credit maximum for STAR Dynamic Elective example

Message to confirm change in credit amount for STAR Dynamic Elective example

STAR Update button

Final credit change and removal of STAR Dynamic Elective example

October 2021

A STAR error has been reported on Saturday, October 23, 2021 when the GPS Registration cart opened.

The error consists of not displaying a radio button to allow students to select a course and place the selected course into their GPS registration cart. This error affected courses offered in the Spring 2022 semester which will be held in-person on campus. The radio button was displayed on all courses offered completely online ‘WWW’.

The UH System STAR Team is working to correct this error and hopes to have it updated this afternoon. Please see a screenshot of this error below.

Radio button not appearing for in-person classes

Posted 10/25/2021

April 2021

Students who are unable to view registration for UH Hilo courses, may need to select UH Hilo as their drop-down selection.

For PC users:

  • Located on the top right corner of the GPS registration tab, please select the drop-down menu

For Mobile users:

  • Located on the top left corner, click on the three horizontal lines

For all users: Please then locate the Hilo record from the drop-down selection and it will automatically reload STAR.  You can then locate the semester that you would like to register for your UH Hilo course, and go into registration by clicking on the Register - Add/Drop Classes button.  Your UH Hilo course options will now be displayed. 

STAR GPS Drop-down located in top right corner Select UH Hilo from Drop-down list

Select three horizontal lines from top left corner

Select Drop-down button

Select UH Hilo from Drop-down list

Press Register Button

Posted 04/05/2021

March 2021

The message below will display on both STAR GPS and the Class Availability on March 20, 2021 on the day the STAR cart opens and close on August 31, 2021.

Special Fall 2021 STAR GPS Wording about course modality Special Fall 2021 Class Availability Wording about course modality

Posted 03/17/2021


Effective March 3, 2021: All bachelor programs for all catalog years will include in-progress courses in the Total Credits, Total Upper Division (UD) credits and Integrative Requirements WI, HPP and GCC. This update is located in the Graduation Total Requirements column on the Academic Essentials tab.

STAR Academic Essentials Graduation section for Total Credits now shows in-progress courses STAR Academic Essentials Graduation section for Upper Division Credits now shows in-progress courses STAR Academic Essentials Graduation section for Integrative Requirements

Posted on 03/17/2021