The University of Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu believes that students function best in a learning environment where they are active contributors to their own educational planning. Such planning includes identifying individual educational goals and objectives, as well as future career and educational plans. Academic Advisors are here to help assist students in their college endeavors. Our office provides a variety of services to assist students to be successful and lifelong learners.
Located in the Student Services Office in Campus Center, academic advisors assist students with academic planning, program and university graduation requirements, and registration policies and procedures. Students who have earned at least 90 credits are advised to make an appointment with an academic advisor for a graduation check. Basic counseling may also be provided in helping with the day-to-day issues that may arise during a student’s academic journey.
There are various deadlines students need to heed throughout the year, including the first day of instruction, last day to withdraw from classes and the like. Students should check the academic calendar for a complete listing of dates.
Important Academic Deadlines
|Date||Fall 2018 Academic Deadlines|
|Aug 20||First Day of Instruction|
|Aug 31||Last day to add or register and change grading option
Last day to drop semester-long courses with 100% refund, no “W” grade
|Sept 11||Last day to drop semester-long courses with 50% refund, no “W” grade|
|Sept 21||Last day to submit graduation application for fall 2018|
|Oct 29||Last day to withdraw from semester-long classes with no refund and a “W” grade|
|Day of the Week||Hours|
|Monday||8:30 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Tuesday||12:30 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Wednesday||8:30 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Thursday||8:30 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Friday||8:30 AM – 4:00 PM|
(Schedule subject to change without notice)
Some of the benefits of meeting with an academic advisor:
- Better overall advising experience
- Learn information that you did not know about
- A designated time for a personalized one-on-one meeting
- Build a trusting relationship that increases openness
- Increase your success
- Focus on academic and personal experiences
- Discuss future goals
- Show/explain related policies
- Increased satisfaction with your college experience
To schedule an appointment with an academic advisor, please call 808-689- 2689. Neighbor island students should call 1-866-299-8656. Phone appointments are available for neighbor island and day-time working students. Please note, advising appointments need to be made at least 24 hours (1 business day) in advance. For academic advising-related questions, you email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appointments are for:
- Graduation Checks “on track to graduate”
- Change of major/concentration
- Assistance in selecting classes for upcoming semester
- Review of official transfer credits
- Academic difficulty
- Academic probation policy questions
- Career exploration
Academic advisors assist students with matters related to:
- Graduation requirements
- Change of major/concentration
- Academic probation
- Career and major exploration
- Final Degree Audits
- Review of transfer credits as they apply to the degree
- Review of placement scores
- Course sequencing
- Policy questions
While all academic advisors are generalists, each advisor specializes in different areas, such as native Hawaiian programs, distance learning for neighbor island residents, early admission programs for high school students, students on F-1 or J-1 visas, and campus and student life.
Upon admission, incoming students are assigned a faculty advisor based on their intended program of study. The name and contact information of the assigned faculty advisor can be viewed in the STAR Degree Check under the academic standing tab through MyUH.
Faculty advisors are an excellent source of information on:
- Academic programs
- Course content, selection, and sequencing
- Suggested courses for program electives
- Program and course prerequisites
- Graduate programs
- Career and professional development
It is strongly recommended that students make an appointment to meet with their faculty advisor in their first semester at UH West O‘ahu and continue to meet with them on a regular basis.
Contact information for faculty is available on the University of Hawaiʻi directory.
These documents are advising tools and are not meant to be a substitute for academic advising.
Although every effort is made to keep these documents correct and current, inevitably there may be some changes in courses and program requirements. It is recommended to consult with your faculty advisor and/or academic advisor for the most current information. It is the student’s responsibility to regularly meet with their faculty and/or academic advisor to ensure proper progress is being met and to confirm relevant academic requirements.
The University reserves the right to make changes to these documents without prior notice. Notice of such changes will be given when possible.
E Ala Pono
The E Ala Pono Academic Progress Campaign is an Early Intervention Program that partners with UH West O‘ahu faculty members to identify students who are having academic challenges. The early intervention teams consist of Academic Advising, Counseling and the Noʻeau Center. This team reaches out to the students identified and connects them with resources on campus to improve their academic performance.
Academic Advising Office
Toll-free for neighbor island: 1-866-299-8656