Welcome back! If you’re returning to college or was a student within the UH system but had stopped out for a semester or more, you will need to apply for the term you are interested in enrolling in. It’s also best to obtain the program requirements of your intended program of study. In general, the Associate in Arts degree is transferable to most U.S. institutions. Community College students with an Associate in Arts degree in the liberal arts will be accepted as having completed general education requirements at UH Hilo, UH West Oʻahu and UH Mānoa. Follow these easy steps to get started today!
Step 1: Submit Online System Application
Complete the Online Application
If you have a break in enrollment and did not register for classes, a new online application will need to be submitted.
- If you are a Hawai‘i Resident or an active duty Military or eligible Military Dependent Stationed in Hawai‘i there is no application fee
- To apply for the Military Nonresident Exemption submit a copy of Military Orders.
- There is a non-refundable $25 application fee for non-Hawaiʻi residents
- Information about Residency for Tuition Purposes
- Additional information for International Students
- Application deadlines (REMINDER! The following deadlines do not apply to International Students):
- Fall term: August 1
- Spring term: December 15
Step 2. Apply for Financial Aid (if needed)
Step 3. Reactivate your MyUH Portal Account
- Go to MyUH Portal
- Click on “Get a UH username” and fill out the Check Status Form
- You will need to answer the security questions and enter password information
- If you cannot remember your security questions you will need to reset your password. Visit the Kekaulike Information and Service Center in Ilima 102. Bring a valid photo ID with you.
- When you are able to access MyUH Portal, check your holds. Most holds will affect your eligibility to register for classes.
Step 4. Health Clearance
This is REQUIRED before you can register and attend your in-person or hybrid courses!
- TB (Tuberculosis) — TB Clearance obtained within twelve months prior to the start of instruction OR obtained on or after the age of sixteen.
- MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella) — Two MMR vaccines are required. Students born before 1957 are exempt from this immunization requirement. Note: Mumps titers are not accepted for proof of immunity.
- Tdap (Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis) — One Tdap vaccine is required. Must be administered on or after age 11.
- Varicella (chickenpox) — Two Varicella vaccines are required. Students born in the United States prior to 1980 are exempt from this immunization requirement. A signed, documented diagnosis or verification of a history of vaccine disease or herpes zoster by a practitioner may be substituted for a record of varicella vaccination. Note: Titers are not accepted for proof of immunity.
In order to register for on-campus (in-person and hybrid) spring courses, upload your COVID-19 vaccination card OR a religious/medical exemption with continual weekly negative COVID tests to the LumiSight UH daily health check app.
If you have not yet started the vaccination process and would like to attend classes on campus in the spring, you still have time to meet the requirements before registration begins, so don’t delay. For the vaccine to be accepted, the last dose/shot will need to have been taken by December 27, 2021 – 14 days before the first in-person class starts on January 10, 2022.
If you have not completed and uploaded your vaccine series or received an exemption, you will only be able to register for online classes.
Step 5. Register for Courses
Step 6. Pay your tuition and fees by the posted deadline
View Academic Calendar for tuition and registration deadlines.
Step 7. Purchase your books and supplies
Visit the Kapi‘olani CC Bookstore to purchase your textbooks. Store hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Phone 734-9589. And finally, go to class!!!