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Incoming Students Exchange Process

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Incoming exchange students

You will be recieving a series of emails leading up to your exchange which walks you through the below steps. This information is also available as an infographic. Download as a pdf and as a png file.

NSE Incoming Exchange Process - Step by Step

Celebrate Step 1: Congrats on Placement!

Congratulations on your placement to University of Hawaii at Hilo!
With your home campus:
• Fill out your PAF
• Attend Preparatory Meetings
• Work with your home and host coordinator

Step 2: Apply for UH Hilo!
Fill out:
Application
• Pay Registration Fee • Submit copy of Transcript to NSE office

HealthStep 3: Health Forms

To prevent holds on your account fill out:
Mandatory Health Requirement Form submit to UH Hilo Medical Services Office

Set upStep 4: Setting-up MyUH

Set up MyUH account! (Make sure Steps 1-3 are complete!)

Step 5: Pre-requisite Transfer Meeting

All Accepted Students attend:
Pre-Requisite Block Form
Courses Availability

Detective Step 6: Class/Course Research

• Course Registration on MyUH
Nä Ala ‘Ike Program

Housing Step 7: Housing for UH

Housing Application
Be aware of housing deadlines!

Financial Aid Step 8: Financial Aid

Remember which plan you're on:
• Plan A: UH Financial Aid & FAFSA UH Code: 001611
• Plan B: Host Campus Financial Aid & FAFSA

Information Chart Step 9: Arrival Information

Instruction from your Coordinators on:
•Airport Code: ITO (Kona is 2hrs away!)
Airport Shuttle to campus
Shopping at Prince Kuhio Plaza (dorm may provide shuttles) • Hele-on Bus System

Step 10: Orientation

Welcome to UHH! Let's get you settled:
• Mandatory NSE Orientation
• Recommended Campus Orientation

Step 11: Keep in Touch

Tell your campus whats happening via:
Facebook Instagram Email

Check point Step 12: Mid-Semester Check-in

Both University Coordinators will email and check-in with you on your exchange: • Verify Trascripts for return
• Prepare you for the realities of returning home

Step 13: Returning home!

A hui hou! Prep for departure event! Come celebrate your exchange experience with your host campus and share your journey!