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Pre-College programs at UH Mānoa

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa engages with learners of all ages! Through events and programs, the university’s resources are available to keiki in grades K through 12.

Interested in providing a pre-college program at UH Mānoa? Outreach College may be a valuable partner to make your program a success! For more information, please call (808) 956-2729 or email komatsuj@hawaii.edu.

High School Administrators: To partner with UH Mānoa and offer dual credit courses, contact Early College Scholars at early.college@hawaii.edu or 808-956-2729.

Helpful Terminology

dual credit – high school students take a course and earn high school credit as well as college credit. The course and grade earned are added to their high school transcript as well as their college transcript.

pre-college – Anything before graduating from high school and entering college as a freshman

early college – Earning college credits (i.e., starting an official college transcript) before graduating from high school

Early College Scholars – UH Mānoa’s dual credit program. High schools partner with UH Manoa to provide students with a sheltered course, typically on the high school campus. Students earn high school credit and college credit. Students who participate will have the course and their grade earned added to their official University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s transcript.

Early Start Program – One of UH Mānoa’s summer bridge programs. Incoming freshmen can take 1-2 courses during Summer Session 2 with support from program staff. In addition, students attend a weekly workshop conducted by UH Mānoa peer mentors about navigating college life and the UH Mānoa campus. Making friends, learning from current students and the experience of a UH Manoa course BEFORE the freshman year makes the transition from high school to college smoother!

sheltered – only other high school students will be in the class

Summer Scholar Program – Qualified high school students are admitted to UH Mānoa just for the summer term. As long as they meet any prerequisites, they are able to choose from any of the courses offered during the summer (over 900 courses). In addition to academic readiness, student maturity is necessary as they will take courses with college-age students.