One of the missions of the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa is to extend its diverse resources beyond the traditional campus, making higher education more accessible to a broader community in Hawai'i and throughout the world. Outreach College helps to fulfill that mission year-round, offering conveniently scheduled courses for students who are unable to participate in the University's regular day school program. The credits are regular UH Mānoa credits, count towards UH Mānoa full-time enrollment for a semester, and appear on your UH Mānoa transcripts without your having to transfer them.
Outreach College credit course students are diverse some are seeking degrees, some wish to upgrade professional or occupational skills, and others simply wish to satisfy an intellectual curiosity about a subject. Participants include traditional undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, military personnel, other working adults, retirees, state/county government employees, and parents resuming studies after raising families.
Courses are offered on the Mānoa campus through our Adult Learner Program; at off-campus locations such as public schools, neighbor island media centers, and other Pacific Basin sites; through the internet; and via the Hawai‘i Interactive Television System (ITV). During the summer, Outreach College administers two summer sessions for the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa campus, offering credit courses for residents and visiting students.