University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu

Advising

Not a UH West O‘ahu student yet? If you’re thinking about attending UH West O’ahu but need more information before applying, please make an appointment with an admissions counselor.

UH 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 Affairs Office, 2nd floor, in the 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.

College Success Advisors

Some of the benefits of meeting with an advisor:

  • Better overall advising experience
  • Gain new insights on important information
  • 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

Advisors assist students with matters related to:

  • Graduation Checks “on track to graduate”
  • Final Degree Audits
  • Change of major/concentration
  • Assistance in selecting classes for upcoming semesters
  • Review of official transfer credits
  • Academic difficulty
  • Academic probation policy questions
  • Career and major exploration
  • Policy Questions

All students are assigned to a college success advisor based on their program of study. Please check STAR for your assigned advisor.

*Virtual Express advising subject to change without notice.

Dr. Loea Akiona, Director of Career Services
Email: loea@hawaii.edu
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Assigned Majors/Concentrations:

  • Undeclared Students (Last Name A-K)
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Carrie Larger, Director of Advising Services 
Email: larger@hawaii.edu
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Assigned Majors/Concentrations:

  • Undeclared Students (Last Name L-Z)
Advisor Larry Andres
Larry Andres
Email: andresl@hawaii.edu
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Virtual Express Advising (Tuesdays 9am – 2pm)

Assigned Majors/Concentrations:

  • Applied Science (Hawaiian & Indigenous Health & Healing, Health Info Mgt, Health Professions & Respiratory Care
  • Humanities (Mathematics)
  • Natural Science
  • Public Administration (Last Name – L-Z)
Advisor Rebecca Carino-Agustin
Rebecca Carino-Agustin
Email: rtcarino@hawaii.edu
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Virtual Express Advising (Available week of August 15th)

Assigned Majors/Concentrations:

  • Applied Science (Culinary Mgt, Facilities Mgt, ISA, IT & Sustainable Community Food Systems)
  • Cybersecurity
  • Education
Advisor Joe Mareko
Joseph Mareko
Email: josephlm@hawaii.edu
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Virtual Express Advising (Available week of August 15th)

Assigned Majors/Concentrations:

  • Creative Media
  • Public Administration (Last Name A-K)
Advisor Kealohi Perry
Kealohi Perry
Email: kperry34@hawaii.edu
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Virtual Express Advising (Mondays 9am – 2pm)

Assigned Majors/Concentrations:

  • Humanities (English, Film, Media and Popular Culture, Hawaiian-Pacific Studies, History & Philosophy)
  • Social Sciences
Advisor Kekoa Simpson
Kekoa Simpson
Email: simpsonk@hawaii.edu
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Virtual Express Advising (Wednesdays 9am – 2pm)

Assigned Majors/Concentrations:

  • Business Administration
Advisor Christielove Espinosa
Christielove Espinosa
Email: ckee@hawaii.edu
Virtual Express Advising (Thursdays 9am – 2pm)

Assigned Majors/Concentrations:

  • All Majors (Summer Only)

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.

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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 uhwoadv@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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