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Advising

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. 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, 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 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.

Academic Deadlines

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 Spring 2019 Academic Deadlines
Jan 7 First Day of Instruction
Jan 15 Last day to add or register and change grading option

Last day to drop semester-long courses with 100% refund, no “W” grade

Jan 30 Last day to drop semester-long courses with 50% refund, no “W” grade
Feb 8 Last day to submit graduation application for spring 2019
Mar 25 Last day to withdraw from semester-long classes with no refund and a “W” grade

Advising Hours

Day of the Week Office Hours
Monday 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday 12:30 PM – 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; Advisors appointment times vary – please e-mail your advisor or call (808) 689-2689 to schedule an appointment)

Appointments

Some of the benefits of meeting with an 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 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 advising-related questions, you email uhwo.advising@hawaii.edu.

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

Advisors

Advisors assist students with matters related to:

  • Graduation requirements
  • Registration
  • 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

Advisors are assigned by division, then by alpha. Please check your MySuccess for your advisor and their e-mail address.

Advisor Larry AndresLarry Andresandresl@hawaii.edu
Advisor Summer DeBruyneSummer DeBruynedebruyne@hawaii.edu
Advisor Joe MarekoJoseph Marekojosephlm@hawaii.edu
Advisor Kealohi PerryKealohi Perrykperry34@hawaii.edu
Advisor Kekoa SimpsonKekoa Simpsonsimpsonk@hawaii.edu

Faculty Advisors

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.

Program Sheets

These documents are advising tools and are not meant to be a substitute for 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.

For programs that are not listed or those under articulation agreements, contact an advisor by calling the Student Services Office at 808-689-2689 or by email at uhwo.advising@hawaii.edu.

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 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.

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