How to Proceed

Step ONE:

Attend an orientation. It is an information session for prospective students about the overall application process, the proposal writing process, graduation requirements, as well as the significance and importance of an interdisciplinary degree in your area of interest. You can schedule to attend an orientation by calling the UH Mānoa Outreach College on Maui at (808) 984-3444. Our office is located in Laulima Building, Room 220 & Laulima 221 on the UH Maui College campus at 310 W. Kaʻahumanu Avenue. See campus map.

Step TWO:

After attending an orientation, make an appointment with the Maui IS advisor to work on your proposal and to review your progress towards graduation. On the average, you will need four to six meetings to develop an acceptable proposal. Obtain a list of the tentative schedule of courses offered by Maui Outreach within the next two years, and choose the appropriate courses for your major.

Deadline for submitting a complete, signed proposal: All acceptable, signed proposals must be submitted no later than 21 credits before your planned date of graduation. Please observe that the 21 credits yet to be taken do not include any current courses!


Send your early drafts to the Maui IS advisor for review and feedback. Upon pre-approval, you will be asked to submit the original and one copy of the final draft proposal directly to the Interdisciplinary Studies department for review. Please make sure that your proposal is complete and properly formatted and included your and the Maui advisorʻs signature. Also complete the Declaration of Major form at this time.

Step FOUR:

Internal review by Interdisciplinary Studies committee.

Step FIVE:

Acceptance with or without revision(s) or rejection