Your freshman year at UH Hilo is quite possibly the most important year of university. It's a time of self-discovery, developing one's independence, making new friends, and creating a whole lot of new memories. Your freshman year is a foundation for future success in your personal and academic pursuits.
Want a head start? Have a browse through the page below for simple and understandable FAQs, Tips for success, and other great resources you might find useful.
Turn in your Mandatory Health Requirements Form for TB/MMR to our Student Health Center
Turn in your AP (Advanced Placement Exam) scores OR IP (International Baccalaureate) scores and/or college transfer credits to our Admissions Office, so that your STAR (Academic Pathway) indicates that you may have met some college requirements already.
Courses are registered through STAR which also shows you a pathway to graduate in 4 years. All of your courses that you need to take are automatically set up according to the major you declared.
For a tutorial on how to register, please follow the link here.
Email or speak to your Freshman Advisor if you have any questions.
There are several different reasons why a hold could be put on your account.
Most new student holds placed on your account if you have to do with immunizations (TB/MMR), financial aid, and/or Admissions.
Log in to your MyUH Portal and click on to view holds to see if you have any holds on your account. To address these holds, a phone number of the office that has placed the hold on your account will be present.
That's perfectly okay! Students change their majors all the time. Before doing so however, you may want to meet with an advisor at the Advising Center.
These Advisors are trained to help students find the right major for them. Prior to meeting with them, you may want to do some exploring of majors on your own. If you already know what major you want to change to, it is still suggested that you make the time to speak to an advisor.