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Transfer Student Orientation, Advising & Registration (SOAR)

Welcoming transfer students to their new campus involves an online ‘Ike session covering registration and academic requirements and a Po‘okela Advising Workshop. You are strongly encouraged to participate both events prior to your first day of classes.

Registration for Transfer Students

Transfer students who have submitted their Intent to Enroll* may begin registering for courses shortly after current students register for the next semester. If you haven’t done so already, please submit your Intent to Enroll since your registration will depend on the completion of your transfer credit evaluation. This evaluation can take up to two weeks from receipt of the Intent to Enroll, so it’s important to turn it in as soon as possible. Transfer students will be able to view their credit evaluations in STAR GPS. Any holds on student accounts (e.g. health clearances, financial obligation, etc.) will also need to be cleared in order to register.

*Students admitted via the Automatic Admission process and who selected UH West O‘ahu as their campus on STAR GPS, do not need to submit an Intent to Enroll form.

Transfer Po‘okela - Build your Success Team

Po‘okela workshop sessions are an opportunity for transfer students to meet key individuals who will contribute to the students’ first term experience. Sessions are offered from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on the UH West O‘ahu campus. Students should attend the session specific to their academic area.

Po‘okela workshop sessions:

  • Wednesday, October 16 – Education, Public Administration
  • Thursday, October 17 – Business Administration
  • Tuesday, October 29 – Applied Sciences, Natural Science, Humanities, Social Sciences
  • Wednesday, October 30 – Creative Media

Transfer ‘Ike - Build your Online Knowledge

Spring 2020 transfer students are encouraged to participate in the ‘Ike option consisting of a number of modules designed to help students understand and navigate the STAR GPS registration system, graduation and program requirements as well as campus policies.

Begin your Online ‘Ike Orientation Session

Fall 2020 Admitted Students: Please visit this page in January 2020 for orientation and registration information.


If you need assistance with preparation for your first day of classes, contact the Advising Office to schedule an appointment. View more information about our services on our Advising website.

To participate in advising, new students must also complete the following:

Location: Campus Center, 2nd Floor, C236
Phone: (808) 689–2689
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