High School Early Admission
The University of Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu provides educational opportunities for high school juniors and seniors through the Early Admission Program. Open to students attending both public and private schools, the program is intended to supplement a student’s high school curriculum allowing them to enroll concurrently in UH West O‘ahu courses while still in high school. Students are eligible to attend college classes during the fall, spring and summer sessions. This program has three options, Running Start, Early College and Early Admit.
Open only to students attending a public Hawai‘i high school, the Running Start Program is a unique partnership between the Department of Education and the UH system. Running Start allows eligible high school students to take a college course at the UH West O‘ahu campus as part of their high school coursework. Upon completion of their UH West O‘ahu course, students will receive both college credit and high school credit which can be used to meet their graduation requirements.
Early College is open to students attending a public Hawai‘i high school and allows students to take college courses delivered on their high school campus. Students who successfully complete the college class receive both high school and college credit.
Early Admit is open to public and private high school and homeschooled students and allows students to take college courses on the UH West O‘ahu campus. Early Admit students who successfully complete the college class receive college credit.
Interested students should speak with their high school counselor for more information.
Please Note: All Running Start and Early Admit students register for course(s) on a space available basis generally one week before the semester begins. Course availability is limited due to priority registration for degree-seeking students.
Check our Early Admission admission requirements.
How to Apply
Running Start and Early Admit
Students must submit:
- UH System Online Application Form
- Dual Credit Application (Running Start) or Early Admit Application (Early Admit)
- Official high school transcript directly from the high school to UH West O‘ahu
- One letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or counselor
- If applicable, any test scores and/or grade reports as proof of satisfying prerequisite requirements
Students must submit:
March 1 – Summer and Fall enrollment
October 1 – Spring enrollment