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Admissions FAQs

How do I request a campus tour?

Visit the campus tour page to request an individual / group tour.

When should I apply for admission?

It’s best to submit your application for admission before our priority deadline. All applications submitted after our final deadline will be charged a Late Registration Fee.

What are the steps in the admission process?

Review the admissions criteria for freshman or transfer students. Apply online with the University of Hawai‘i System Online Application Form. Submit your official transcripts and test scores (if needed).

Where do I send my transcripts and test scores?

All transcripts and test scores can be sent to: University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu, 91-1001 Farrington Highway, C141 Kapolei, HI 96707-4507

What is the estimated cost of attendance including books, supplies, housing, meals and other expenses?

Refer to the Cost of Attendance page for estimated cost information.

How long does it take to be admitted and how will I be notified?

Allow two to four weeks for the processing of your completed application. You will then receive a decision letter by mail. If there are any incomplete items in your application, your admission decision may be delayed.

Do I meet the requirements for admission?

Check our admission requirements to find the requirements for admission for your program.

How can I get admission counseling prior to becoming a student?

Call the Office of Admissions at (808) 689-2900 to make an appointment to meet with an admissions counselor or advisor.

Will my previous college credits transfer?

See Transfer Credit Database for information about transferring credits.

Do you accept international students; what is the definition of an international student?

See International Student Admission for information about international students.

What is provisional admission?

Provisional admission means your admission is based on your successful completion of coursework you currently have planned or have in progress. UH West O‘ahu reserves the right to cancel your admission for any of the following reasons: your planned or in-progress courses are not completed, you do not maintain your GPA, or if you do not submit documents by the required deadline.

I've been accepted for the fall semester, can I change my admission to another semester?

UH West O‘ahu’s application for admission applies only to the semester of entry indicated on the application form at the time of submission.

Do you accept undeclared students?

Yes, UH West O‘ahu accepts undeclared students. You are encouraged to declare a major no later than your junior year for the timely completion of your degree.

Why have I been determined to be a non-resident?

Residency is determined on an individual basis and the documents you submit. For further questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at (808) 689-2900.

What is Pacific Island Jurisdiction (PIJ)?

Pacific Island Jurisdiction (PIJ) includes American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Futuna, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Wallis.

What is Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)?

Through the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE), students in western states may enroll at UH West O'ahu at a reduced tuition of 150 percent of the institution’s regular resident tuition. WUE tuition is considerably less than non-resident tuition. Reduced WUE tuition is currently available for freshman and transfer students. UH West O'ahu reserves the right to limit WUE awards each academic ...

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What is the FAFSA?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available online at Don't forget to submit your FAFSA for next school year! Make sure to indicate UH West Oʻahu’s FAFSA school code is 014315. The priority deadline to submit the FAFSA for fall is March 1. The priority deadline to submit the FAFSA for spring is October 1. Most schools, including UH West Oʻahu, have an ...

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