The process can be different depending if you’re a new or returning student.
Be sure to:
- You know your registration dates
- You’ve cleared any holds (for financial hold, check with the cashier’s office, for academic holds, check with your counselor)
- You are in the right major – your major will dictate what classes you need to take to fulfill the rest of the requirements for that particular major. If you are in the wrong major, you will not be able to see the courses of your intended major unless you do a “What If” Journey. It’s best to be in the right major so you know you’re on the right track!
You’ll be registering at NSO II, but before you get there, make sure:
- You have a UH username and password
- You’ve submitted your Health Clearance Documents to Med+Proctor if registering for in-person classes
- You’ve taken your placement tests at the testing center
- You’ve completed NSO I
- You are in the right major – your major will dictate what classes you need to take and the pathway will show you when to take them. If you’re not sure, check in with the First Year Experience folks to help get you on the right track.
Things You Should Know
Students are advised to officially withdraw from the classes they do not plan to attend. Failure to withdraw may result in a financial obligation and a failing grade. The college has the right to dis-enroll students for non-payment.
Important Registration Information
- If you decide to drop your course via STAR, please double check your class schedule to ensure it was properly dropped.
- If you are unable to drop a course online due to technical difficulties, please use your UH email account and email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (808) 734-9555, or visit KISC in ‘Ilima 102 to report these technical difficulties and get registration assistance.
- You are responsible to pay for all classes in which you are registered whether you attend or not.
- To pay, go to MyUH Services and select “Pay Tuition and Fees” to pay your account balances. Payments will be applied to oldest charges first, if applicable.
- Students who register at more than one UH campus should pay particular attention to payment deadlines as they may vary from campus to campus. Deadline information is available at each campus website or contact the Admissions and Records Office at the campus offering the course. Dates are subject to change without prior notice.
How do I Add/Drop classes?
- Adding classes is done online via STAR. If the class is closed, the instructor’s approval is required in order to enroll.
- Give your instructor your UH ID. Your instructor can provide an override. Once faculty approval is secured, you must still register for the course via STAR. All deadlines related to adding are on the Academic Calendar.
- Dropping classes is also accomplished via STAR. All deadlines related to dropping semester long courses are on the Academic Calendar; for Part of Term (accelerated or modular courses), refer to the schedule of classes for drop dates by clicking on the CRN of the course.
- If you need help, see the STAR page for help videos, or contact your counselor.
- If you know you will not be attending a class, you should officially drop it so that you won’t receive a failing grade. A grade of “F” may be issued to students for courses they are no longer attending but have not officially dropped. A grade of “W” will be issued to students for courses they officially drop by the withdrawal deadline.
- You are responsible for paying for your tuition and fees for the courses you are enrolled in regardless if you are attending or not.
- Make sure you know what dropping your classes entails. Students are able to fully withdraw from all classes online via STAR.
- BEFORE YOU DROP — if you are receiving Financial Aid or VA Benefits, please consult with an FA Specialist or VA office BEFORE dropping as there may be financial repercussions.
Waitlist, Cancelled or Closed Classes
If your class is canceled, you should receive an automatic UH-System email notification from MyUH to your hawaii.edu account. You may wish to review available sections and register for another class. Notices will also be posted at the scheduled meeting place for each class that has been canceled.
Closed classes are those that are already filled to capacity. Check the website for daily updates. In order to enroll in a closed class, a student must first get the approval of the faculty member and then must register for the class through STAR.
Some classes offer a Wait List. If the class is closed when you register but has the WAITLIST designation, you may select “Waitlist This Class” to be added to that class’s Waitlist. You’ll be notified by email if a seat opens up. You need to confirm that you still want the class to be registered via STAR within 24 hours of the email notification.
How do I change my major?
To check if you are in the right major, log into your STAR. If you are classified in the wrong major or wish to change majors to any non-selective admission program, students may submit a Change of Major request form.
Change of Major requests will be processed within 3-5 business days and you may view your new major requirements in STAR. Actions will be visible in the drop down box in the upper right hand section on the Academic Essentials page.
HS Students, Faculty & Staff
The Early Admit program provides an opportunity for high school students to earn both high school and college credits simultaneously. For further admission information and assistance, contact your high school counselor.
Faculty and Staff Registration
Faculty and staff may be eligible for tuition waivers for credit courses, in accordance with Board of Regents Policy, Chapter 6, Section 6-7. Employees must be employed on a half time basis or more to be eligible for tuition waivers at any campus for a maximum of six credits per semester. Spouses and domestic partners of members of bargaining unit 07, 08, 87 and 88 may also be eligible for tuition waivers.
Registration must be completed during the LATE REGISTRATION period as designated for faculty/staff. Complete tuition waivers must be received by the Cashier’s office NO LATER than the last day to drop at 50%
Nonresidents: To Change Residency Status for Tuition Purpose
If you are currently a nonresident but have established permanent residency in Hawai‘i, you may petition for a change in residence status. Please inquire at the Admissions and Records Office in ‘Ilima 102, call (808) 734-9555 or email email@example.com for details and deadline information. Please read our Residency Regulations for more information and come prepared with the appropriate documentation.
The late registration period for semester-long courses each semester begins on Monday and ends on Tuesday at 11:59 P.M. of the second week of instruction. Late registration is accepted at the Kekaulike Center (Admissions & Records) in ‘Ilima 102. After the second week of school, you will not be able to add any classes unless you have instructor and department chair’s approval.
To accommodate student and instructor requests for exceptions to the official late registration period, the College has adopted the following late registration procedure:
- Students who have not previously registered BEFORE the start of school will be subject to an automatic $30 late registration fee which is non-refundable.
- Students are required to get the instructor’s approval via email. Using your hawaii.edu account, send the entire email thread (between student and instructor) to firstname.lastname@example.org. If it’s a closed class, instructors must input the capacity override approval online first. Registration into the course is done at the Kekaulike Center (Admissions and Records) in ‘Ilima 102.
- Adding and dropping of classes can ONLY be done in STAR during the appropriate periods. Refer to the Academic Calendar for more information.
After Registering for Classes
Note: Students have not completed their registration until they have paid tuition and fees in full.
Students are expected to attend all sessions of the classes for which they are registered. It is the student’s responsibility to contact instructors regarding any absence. Class attendance by persons not properly registered is prohibited. Any unofficial attendance does not provide a basis for a later claim of registration or credit.
Participation Verification for Students
Your academic success is greatly dependent on your participation in class. The University of Hawai’i supports student success by requiring faculty to identify the initial attendance of all students enrolled in their classes. Effective fall 2021, students who fail to participate by the late registration period for a class will be administratively dropped from that class (Executive Policy 7.209). Students may also be dropped from dependent prerequisite and/or corequisite classes if participation is not established in both courses. For more information, go to UH Participation Verification for Students.
Part of Term Classes
After the late registration period is completed, students may still register for Part of Term courses.
Classes dropped during the erase period will not appear on the student’s permanent academic record. Deadlines for the erase period (drop without “W”) are listed on the Academic Calendar. Classes from which students withdraw after the erase period will appear on the student’s permanent academic record with a “W” notation.
Complete Withdrawals — Dropping all Kapi‘olani CC Courses
Complete withdrawal from the college can now be done through STAR GPS Registration. Please be aware of the drop deadlines which can be found on the Academic Calendar.
Personal Information Changes
Change of name, change of major, or permanent change of address forms can be found below. Mailing address changes may be made from your MyUH Services Portal.
Veteran & Military Students
Dependents using veteran educational benefits; military reservists; National Guard soldiers; ROTC Army Cadet students; and military spouses using MyCAA tuition benefits.
If you are using your Chapter 33 or 31 VA Educational Benefits or a Tuition Assistance program to pay for your tuition (and are eligible for 100% tuition payment), it is not necessary to advance pay for your tuition. The college will wait for the tuition payment from your supporting education benefit program. For more information, please email email@example.com or call (808) 734-9583.