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How to Make Changes to Your Schedule

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Adding Classes

Prior to or during the first week of classes:

  • Search Class Availability before trying to add classes or use the search filters once logged into STAR.
  • Log on to STAR and register for the class.
  • Detailed registration instructions are located on the STAR Help website.

If you need any requirements waived (i.e., prerequisite, class standing, etc.), the Registration Override Form is available at any Division Office or you can download it at Commonly Used Forms. Obtain the instructor’s signature and return the form to the appropriate Division Office for processing.

During the second week of classes:

  1. Obtain the Registration Override Form at any Division Office or download form.
  2. Be sure “Late Add” is selected. If the class is also closed, select “Class is closed” as well.
  3. Obtain the instructor’s signature and return the form to the appropriate Division Office for processing.
  4. Log on to STAR and register for the class.
  5. Detailed registration instructions are located on the STAR Help website.

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Dropping Classes

  1. Prior to dropping a class, please refer to the Tuition and Fees Refund schedule to understand your financial responsibilities.
  2. Please also refer to the Academic Calendar for the pertinent drop deadlines.
  3. If you have a financial obligation on your account which is preventing you from dropping your UH Hilo course, please contact the Office of the Registrar for assistance in dropping your UH Hilo course.
  4. Students can withdraw from a course via STAR until the Last Day to Drop a Class Online with a "W" deadline. Please see the Academic Calendar for the appropriate corresponding date.
  5. Log on to STAR and drop the class.
  6. Detailed registration instructions are located on the STAR Help website.
  7. After the Last Day to Drop a Class Online with a "W", a Change of Registration form must be approved on a case-by-case basis by the instructor and college dean for the course(s) if only specific courses are being withdrawn and registration for the term still exists. The form also requires a $5.00 processing fee.
  8. To drop or withdraw from your last or only class at your home institution, please see Complete Withdrawal section below.

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Complete Withdrawal

Once classes begin, a student can withdraw from his/her last or only class via STAR until the Last Day to Drop a Class Online with a "W". Please see the Academic Calendar for the appropriate corresponding date. After the Last Day to Drop a Class Online with a "W", students must obtain a Complete Withdrawal form from the Office of the Registrar or download from the Office of the Registrar Forms webpage and follow official procedures. Please be sure to review the Tuition and Fee Refunds schedule to determine the financial implications of doing a complete withdrawal. If you have a financial obligation on your account which is preventing you from dropping your UH Hilo course, please contact the Office of the Registrar for assistance in dropping your UH Hilo course.

For students who completely withdraw before the end of the third week of instruction the courses will not be reflected on their transcript. Students who completely withdraw after the third week of instruction will receive a ÔÇťWÔÇŁ for each of the courses in progress at the time of withdrawal. Tuition and fees will be assessed according to the UH system policy.

Students may completely withdraw through the last day of instruction.

A student who completely withdraws and wishes to return for any subsequent semester may be required to submit an admissions application for re-admission. Students who return to UH Hilo after a single semester break (excluding summer) will be eligible to graduate under the requirements in force when they first entered UH Hilo or any campus of the UH System. Students who stop out for more than one semester will be required to fulfill the requirements in force when they return to UH Hilo.

Students may petition the Dean of their College for an approved leave of absence for unusual circumstances beyond the studentÔÇÖs control; an approved leave of absence will allow a student to use the catalog in force when s/he entered UH Hilo or another UH System campus with a break of more than one semester.

A student who completely withdrawals without an approved Leave of Absence must reapply for admissions. The student may be required to fulfill the requirements in force upon return to UH Hilo.

Warning: Dropping below 12 credit hours may jeopardize your financial aid and/or immigration status. 

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To contact the UH Hilo Office of the Registrar, email uhhro@hawaii.edu. Questions regarding other University of Hawai╩╗i campuses should be directed to the appropriate campus contact.