MKC Newsletter : Vol 7

MKC Newsletter : Vol 7

The Value of the Liberal Arts Major

Did you know that approximately half of the students at Kapi‘olani Community College are Liberal Arts majors?

The Liberal Arts programs at Kapi‘olani Community College are designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university, and to build an educational foundation for lifelong learning.

With a variety of liberal arts courses offered from a wide range of disciplines, from art to zoology, students can explore potential transfer majors while they complete courses generally taken in the first two-years of a bachelor degree program at a four-year college or university.

Students can choose the general liberal arts or one of the following concentrations: Art, Business Administration, Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, Elementary Education, English, Family Resources, History, Secondary Education.

To learn more, meet with a Counselor in the Maida Kamber Center in ‘Ilima 104 during walk-in hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


 

Fall 2016 Career Exploration and Transfer Workshops

The Maida Kamber Center will present FREE workshops as a part of the Secrets of Success workshop series. All students are welcome! No RSVP needed.

Career Exploration
Thursday Sept. 1 12:15 – 1:15 PM Lama 118 (CareerFocus2)
Thursday Sept. 8 12:15 – 1:15 PM Lama 118
Tuesday Oct. 25 12:15 – 1:15 PM Lama 118
Tips on Transferring to a 4-Year College/University
Thursday Sept. 15 12:15 – 1:15 PM Lama 118
Wednesday Nov. 16 12:15 – 1:15 PM Lama 118
Ka’ie’ie Transfer Workshops
Wednesday Sept. 14 12:15 – 1:15 PM Lama 118
Monday Sept. 26 12:15 – 1:15 PM Lama 118
Thursday Sept. 29 12:15 – 1:15 PM Lama 118
Thursday Oct. 13 12:15 – 1:15 PM Lama 118
Wednesday Oct. 19 12:15 – 1:15 PM Lama 118

 


Thinking About Transferring to UH Mānoa?

The Ka‘ie‘ie Degree Pathway Program may be for you!

Ka’ie’ie is a dual admission, dual enrollment program that helps you transfer to UH Mānoa smoothly. Ka’ie’ie students develop a long-term academic plan and receive a number of benefits for participating in the program including continuing student registration when they transfer.

You must apply at least one semester before you wish to transfer (i.e., if you want to transfer in Fall 2017 then you should apply to Ka‘ie‘ie for Spring 2017).

Deadline to Join Ka‘ie‘ie for Spring 2017 is October 1, 2016

Learn more about the program: http://uhcc.hawaii.edu/kaieie/

To apply to the program:

  • Attend a Transfer to UH Mānoa/ Ka‘ie‘ie Workshop
  • Meet with Jennifer Brown, UHM Transfer Specialist, in the Maida Kamber Center
    https://jb26.youcanbook.me/or email jb26@hawaii.edu
  • Meet with Gemma Williams, KCC Ka’ie’ie Coordinator
    email gemmaw@hawaii.edu
  • Meet with a Counselor in the Maida Kamber Center in ‘Ilima 104 during walk-in hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.

Are You Transferring?

Are You Transferring to UH Mānoa, UH West O’ahu or UH Hilo for Spring 2017?

If so, you may qualify for Auto Admit. Auto Admit is a transfer program that allows current students at all campuses of the University of Hawai’i Community Colleges to smoothly transfer to one of the four-year campuses – UH Mānoa, UH West O’ahu or UH Hilo with no additional application and no application fee.

Auto Admit will start on September 1, 2016 and end on October 3, 2016 to transfer for the Spring 2017. If you are interested in utilizing this program, or if you have questions, please visit the Maida Kamber Center in ‘Ilima 104 during walk-in hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.


 

Fall 2016 Academic Calendar

When is the last day to withdraw from a class with 100% tuition refund?
When should you apply for Fall 2016 graduation?

For the answers to these questions and more, be sure to review the Fall 2016 academic calendar, which contains important academic dates and deadlines: https://www.kapiolani.hawaii.edu/admissions/academic-calendar/


Financial Aid: Fall 2016 and Spring 2017

We’re still accepting applications: Financial aid applications are being accepted and processed for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. Apply at www.fafsa.gov.

Maintaining Financial Aid Eligibility
All students who apply for financial aid must maintain financial aid eligibility. General financial aid satisfactory academic progress eligibility requirements are as follows:

  1. Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0.
  2. Students must successfully earn 67% of all credits attempted. The following grades will be considered as credits attempted but not earned: W, F, NC, NP, and I. Repeated courses count toward Attempted Credit Hours.
  3. Students will be allowed to attempt 150% of the number of credit hours normally required to complete the degree or certificate program the student is seeking.

If you have any questions regarding your current financial aid academic progress, please make an appointment with a Financial Aid Specialist in the Kekaulike Information and Service Center by visiting ‘Ilima 102 or call 808-734-9537.

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