Frequently Asked Questions
Is UHM accredited?
Yes. UHM is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Address: Association of Senior Colleges and Universities, 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, tel: (510) 748-9001, fax: (510) 748-9797, email: email@example.com, web: www.wascsenior.org.
How do I obtain a UH Number, UH Username, and UH Email address?
Your UH Number is a unique 8-digit student identification number that you are given upon admission, so please check your acceptance letter. Then create your UH Username and Password to activate your UH Email.
You will be asked to provide your UH Number or UH Username when filling out forms or requesting assistance, as it is used for authentication purposes throughout the University system.
Do I need to use my UH Email address?
Yes. Email sent to your UH email account is considered an official channel of communication by the University, so you must check it regularly. Once you have been admitted, you must use your UH email when contacting us as well. Learn more from Google@UH Gmail FAQs.
How can I forward my UH Email address?
If you prefer to use a different email address, it is important that you forward your firstname.lastname@example.org email to your preferred address. Go to the ITS Google@UH Gmail page and follow the instructions. If you need assistance, contact the ITS Help Desk.
How can I update my mailing address or telephone number?
Update your information through MyUH Services. Search for the Student Services Menu and click on Personal Information to make updates. The Federal Tax Credit Form 1098-T is sent to your permanent mailing address in January. Request changes to your permanent address through the UHM Registrar’s Office.
Where do I go to get a UH student Identification (ID) card?
The Ticket, Information, and ID Office issues the Manoa One Card and is located in Campus Center 212 on the second floor near Subway. For office hours and information about ID cards, visit the Campus Center Ticket, Information, and ID Office.
Holds or financial obligations must be cleared before an ID card will be issued. You cannot use your ID card if you are not registered for the current term and/or you have a financial obligation hold.
Students enrolled in only Extension term credit courses in the Fall, Spring, and Summer are currently not charged student fees, so your Manoa One Card has limited privileges.
Can I use the Warrior Recreation Center gym?
Membership is automatic as long as students have paid the mandatory “Man Studnt Ctr Ops & Rec Fee” (Manoa Recreation Fee) in the current semester. Please check for applicable fees charged to your account via MyUH Services.
Students who were not charged the Manoa Recreation Fee when they registered for credit courses can pay an OPT-IN fee for membership.
For information about membership eligibility and fees, inquire with the Student Recreation Services.
What is a UPASS?
The UPASS is a semester bus pass for students to use on the city bus. The mandatory UPASS Transportation Fee is charged for the Fall and Spring semesters. It is not charged in the Summer. Please check for applicable fees charged to your account via MyUH Services.
Students who are not charged the UPASS Transportation Fee can pay an OPT-IN fee to get a UPASS sticker from the ID office for their ID card.
To learn more about Bus Passes and UPASS, visit the Campus Center Ticket, Information, and ID Office.
Would it be okay to miss the first day of class?
No. Plan to attend class from the first day of instruction as instructors may be asked to verify attendance. Attendance may affect your final course grade.
What does it mean to be a No-Show?
A student not having attended or participated in an academically related activity will be considered a no-show. Attendance will be verified during the early days of a course. Students who are reported as no-shows will be sent a notification to their UH Email account and dropped from their class(es). Students who are receiving financial aid will have their aid recalculated accordingly.
What does it mean to participate in an academically related activity or event?
- physically attending a class where there is an opportunity for direct interaction between the instructor and students;
- submitting an academic assignment;
- taking an exam, completing an interactive tutorial, or participating in computer assisted instruction;
- attending a study group that is assigned by the school;
- participating in an online discussion about academic matters; and
- initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a question about the academic subject studied in the course.
The following is NOT an academically related activity:
- living in institutional housing;
- participating in the school's meal plan;
- logging into an online class without active participation; or
- participating in academic counseling or advisement.
Courses & Credits
How do you number courses at UH Manoa?
Courses numbered 1-499 are Undergraduate courses. Courses numbered 500-800 are Post-baccalaureate courses. A more detailed description of the course numbering system can be found in the UH Manoa Catalog.
How do I obtain a course syllabus?
If you require a more detailed course description or syllabus, please contact the instructor listed on the Academic Calendar or contact the Academic Department. Some departments provide a course syllabus on their website.
How do I find the instructor's contact information?
Clicking on the CRN of the course from the Class Availability will bring you to the academic calendar that lists the instructor for the course. Clicking on the instructor’s name will give you a contact email address. If no instructor is listed, please contact the Academic Department.
How do I know whether the course I want has prerequisites?
Read the course descriptions listed in the UHM Catalog. Some courses cannot be registered for unless you have completed other courses, placement tests, or other requirements. Courses with these prerequisite requirements have a "pre:" notation in the course description.
If you have any prerequisite questions or you need an instructor's syllabus, contact the subject Academic Department office for information.
Does UH Manoa use the semester or quarter system?
UHM is on a semester system. One semester credit is the equivalent of 1.5 quarter credits.
How many credits is considered full time for the Extension terms in the Fall, Spring, and Summer?
For instructions on how to request an official verification of your student enrollment status contact the Office of the Registrar. Please contact Financial Aid Services for more information on their full-time and half-time enrollment eligibility requirement.
Fall and Spring:
Undergraduate Students: 12 credits
Graduate/Post-Baccalaureate Students: 8 graduate-level credits
Undergraduate Students: 6 credits per 6-week session
Graduate/Post-Baccalaureate Students: 4 graduate-level credits per 6-week session
What is the maximum number of credits that I am allowed to register for?
Students should not register for more than the noted total credits in the Fall or Spring regular and/or Extension terms.
Undergraduate students: 19 total credits
Graduate students: 16 total credits
Contact your School or College Student Academic Services Advisor if you plan to enroll in more than the maximum total credits.
What are the recommended maximum number of credits for SUMMER?
We strongly recommend students enroll in no more than 8 credits per 6-week session and no more than 3 credits per 3-week session. Summer Sessions courses are highly accelerated and most meet everyday and we want you to plan your schedule and time accordingly. If you are accustomed to taking fall and spring courses on a semester schedule, a 3-credit summer course offered over three weeks is the equivalent of enrolling in a 16 credit hour semester (or 24 quarter unit) load. Taking 6 credits in six weeks is also the equivalent of enrolling in a 16 credit hour semester (or 24 quarter unit) load.
When are final exams scheduled for Outreach College courses?
Final examinations are usually given during the last week of classes or on the last class meeting. Check your course syllabus or ask your instructor for your final exam date.
Campus Center Ticket, Information, and ID Office
Graduate Division Student Services
Manoa Undergraduate Advising Guide
Registration Errors & Overrides