Ka‘ie‘ie is a transfer pathway program for students at UH Maui College who are planning to transfer to UH Mānoa. If your ultimate goal is to earn a four-year undergraduate degree but you chose to begin your degree at UHMC then Kaʻieʻie might be for you. Kaʻieʻie is designed to help students successfully transfer from UHMC to UH Mānoa.

Kaʻieʻie students:

  • work with transfer specialists and counselors to create a long term academic plan
  • receive academic advising at both campuses (UHMC and UHM)
  • can take Mānoa courses while still completing courses at UHMC (dual-enrollment)
  • are admitted to both Mānoa and UHMC (dual-admissions)
  • register early upon transfer to Mānoa (priority registration)
  • are waived from paying the $70 application fee
  • are waived from submitting the $200 tuition deposit

To learn more about the Kaʻieʻie Program and eligibility requirements visit the Kaʻieʻie webpage at UHCC.

To see if Kaʻieʻie is right for you:

  • Attend a Kaʻieʻie Workshop to learn about the program and the application process. For current semester dates please call the Outreach College on Maui at 984-3444.
  • Meet with the Ka‘ie‘ie Transfer Specialist Kehau Newhouse (knewhous@hawaii.edu, 808-984-3597). For appointments, click here.
  • Meet with a UHMC Counselor and indicate your interest in Kaʻieʻie

The Manoa Transfer Coordination Center (MTCC) is the Mānoa home for the Kaʻieʻie Transfer Specialists. The MTCC is located in Sinclair Library, Mezzanine 2. You can learn more about the MTCC on the Mānoa Transfer Coordination Center Homepage.

Other Resources to Prepare for Transfer

Whatʻs my Major?

Not quite sure what to major in at Maui College? Discuss your interests and goals and explore majors and career pathways with your UHMC Counselor. UHMC students can also access resources at CareerLink and complete a Career Assessment. Still unsure before transferring to UHM? Learn what it means to be a UHM Exploratory student.

How do I review my transcript?

To receive an unofficial copy of your permanent record (transcript) from UH Maui College, contact your UHMC Counselor at 984-3306 or visit Hoʻokipa building.

Will my courses count at another UH campus?

See how courses transfer between UH campuses or from other colleges and universities with the UH System Course Transfer Database.

Automatic Admission

Students close to graduation from the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College with an AA degree or selected AS degrees and a 2.0 cumulative GPA may receive an email offer that they may be eligible for automatic admission to UH Mānoa, Hilo, or West Oʻahu via STAR, UHʻs degree audit system. Under automatic admission, the $70 application fee is waived, priority registration provided, and student transcripts analyzed to help identify likely majors. Qualified students must accept the offer via STAR during the offer period (February 1 – March 1 for Fall, September 1 – October 1 for Spring) in order to take advantage of this opportunity. Students cannot have a prior college degree or history of probation/suspension/dismissal from the transfer institution. See your UHMC counselor if you have questions.

For assistance with accepting your offer, see this step-by-step guide for students.

Standard Transfer Admissions

Learn about the transfer admission process and financing options available to you.

The standard transfer application process consists of community college students applying directly to UH Mānoa. Through this process UH system community college students must submit the following to the UH Mānoa Admissions Office, a completed UH system application, official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, and the $70 application fee.

Standard Transfer Application Checklist

  1. University of Hawai‘i System Admission Application
    Apply online
  2. Application Fee $70
    The application fee is non-refundable, non-transferable, and valid only for the semester indicated on the application. Students will need to send a money order or check payable to the University of Hawaiʻi or download the credit card authorization form to pay for the application fee of $70.
  3. Transcripts
    Official transcripts must be submitted directly from the studentʻs college or university to UH Mānoa. Students are required to submit transcripts from each post-secondary institution they have attended (excluding any University of Hawaiʻi System institution).
    Unofficial, faxed, hand-carried, or student copies of academic documents will not be accepted.

Mail application materials to:
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Office of Admissions & Records
2600 Campus Road, Room 001
Honolulu, HI 96822-2385

Standard Transfer Application Process Deadlines

January 5Fall semester applications due for international applicants and for priority consideration*
May 1All Fall admission applications due
September 1Spring semester applications due for international applicants and for priority consideration*
October 1All Spring admission applications due

**We encourage all applicants to apply for priority consideration. Applying by this deadline increases student chances of receiving financial aid and student housing.