Come Back to Mānoa

Complete your degree at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

The Benefits of Finishing Your Bachelor Degree

A college graduate has a statistically higher earning potential, serves as a positive role model, and contributes to a more socially and economically equitable society. If you’ve made it to senior year, you’ve come too far to leave empty-handed — and we’re here to help you get back on track!

  • The longer you wait, the harder it becomes to return
  • Increase your earning and promotion potential
  • Personal satisfaction of earning your degree
  • Serve as a role model for family and friends
  • Online and on-campus courses available
  • CBM is here to help you graduate – let’s make a plan!

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Who We Serve

Come Back to Mānoa is a program to help you complete your degree.

Student Success Stories

Inspiring stories about our graduates.

Common Questions

What is the difference between “stopping out” and “dropping out” of college?

Generally speaking, “stopping out” means to withdraw temporarily from college, putting one’s education on hold with the intention to return and complete a degree. “Dropping out” of college generally means leaving with no intention at that time to return or complete a degree. However, students who drop out of college certainly can change their minds and return to complete their degree!

What if I’m interested in returning to UH Mānoa to complete my bachelor’s degree but do not meet the CBM eligibility requirements?

While the Come Back to Mānoa program is designed for a particular group of former students, we support your desire to return to UH Mānoa to complete your degree. You may submit the Request More Information form on the Letʻs Connect page, and we will review your records. If you do not meet the eligibility requirements, we will discuss your options and refer you to someone on campus who can assist you.

What if my daughter/son/significant other really needs to return to UH Mānoa and complete their bachelor’s degree?

Your encouragement and support will go a long way in helping someone in your life accomplish this major objective. However, she or he needs to want to complete the degree. Engage in a serious discussion, and if this is their objective as well, please have the individual contact our office for more information.  

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Flexible in design and delivery, Outreach College supports you in the pursuit of professional development and personal growth.

UH Mānoa Online

Choose from our fully accredited degrees and certificates. Advance your career and cultivate your curiosity with an Online Degree from UH Mānoa.


Stay on track or get ahead by taking online or accelerated courses.

Continuing Education

Degree and certificate programs on flexible schedules and in online and hybrid formats.

Arts & Culture

Personal enrichment with music and dance performances, and presentations from visiting artists and scholars.

International Programs

Expand your English language skills, explore the islands, and learn about Hawaiian culture.


Priscilla Esparapan dos Reis

The classroom dynamic made me feel comfortable to share ideas and communicate with other students. 

Annette Waiau

My instructional team was composed of knowledgeable, well-informed professionals,  who were experts in their industry.

Kiana Miller

Participants attend from all over the world with a variety of skillsets and backgrounds so everyone has a chance to learn and teach, which brings forth networking opportunities to colleagues near and far. 


Important dates

Come Back To Manoa

December 11

2020 Mid-Year Commencement Exercise

November 4

Last day to withdraw from most Spring 2020 courses