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University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu

Preparing for Registration

Prior to registration, follow the steps below:

  1. Check your registration date/time located above the REGISTER–ADD/DROP CLASSES button in STAR GPS for the term in which you would like to register.
  2. Ensure there are no holds that will prevent your eligibility to register. If you have VIEW HOLDS at the top of your STAR GPS registration page, click the link to view the hold(s) and be sure to clear them prior to registering.
  3. Mark the payment deadline on your calendar! The balance due for tuition and fees will be displayed at the top of your registration page after you have officially registered for classes.
  4. Students must meet all State public health regulations prior to registering for classes (1) Tuberculosis (TB) and (2) Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR). Specific information on these requirements is available in the General Catalog.


Students are assigned a specific day and time based on their class standing and classification at the time of registration. Students may register anytime on or after their registration start date; early registration is encouraged. All registration activities begin at 8:00 a.m., unless otherwise noted.
Prior to the registration period, students are highly encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor or academic advisor to review program requirements and obtain assistance in selecting classes. Students registering for a capstone (e.g. senior project/practicum), general practicum, or directed reading and research class are required to obtain special approval from the instructor and submit the necessary registration forms to the Office of the Registrar prior to registering.

View the Registration Timetable
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Non-Degree and Auditor Registration

Non-degree students and auditors register on a space available basis one week before the semester begins. Audit classes are entered on the student’s transcript with a grade of “L” and are subject to regular tuition and fee charges. Audit classes are not counted in determining a student’s enrollment status. Students and instructors may not amend the audit grade mode to receive credit for a class once the audit grade mode is designated.

Late Registration

Students may register up to and including, the last day designated on the University calendar for late registration. All first-time registration that occurs during this period is subject to a non-refundable late registration fee. See the Academic Calendar for specific deadline dates.

Registration Error Messages

During the registration process, students may encounter registration issues that must be resolved before their registration can be processed. For assistance and information visit STAR HELP.

Maximum Credit Load

UH West O‘ahu students may take up to 18 credits in the fall and spring semesters and up to 12 credits in the summer term. Those who request a credit limit increase for any term must obtain approval from a student services academic advisor. If approved, the additional credits may be registered for, no earlier than one week before the first day of instruction for the term.

Waitlisting for a Class

The registration waitlist is an electronic list of students waiting to register for a class that has reached its maximum enrollment. If a seat in the class becomes available, the first student on the registration waitlist for that class will be notified through their UH email account and informed how long the seat will be held for them to register. While the waitlist feature is available, instructors will not be allowed to provide overrides for students to get into their closed class.

Change of Registration (Add/Drop)

To Add a Class

Classes may be added beginning with the first day of preregistration through the late registration period. Accelerated classes may be added after the late add period under special circumstances. See the Academic Calendar (hyperlink) for specific deadline dates.

To Drop a Class (Partial Withdrawal)

Students may drop a class during the applicable drop period. Semester long classes dropped during the 50% refund period will not be indicated on the student’s record. Semester long classes withdrawn after the refund period will be indicated as a withdrawal “W” on the student’s record. See the Academic Calendar (hyperlink) for specific deadline dates.

Different withdrawal deadlines apply to accelerated classes and may be viewed by clicking the CRN of the class on the online schedule of classes.

An instructor cannot initiate a drop or withdrawal for the student. All drops or withdrawal actions are the responsibility of the student and must be initiated by the student within the constraints outlined above.

If a student simply stops attending class without officially dropping or completing the withdrawal procedure, an “F,” or other grade as appropriate, may be assigned by the instructor. If the instructor does not assign a grade, an “F” will be assigned by the Office of the Registrar.

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