“The Early Start program was an amazing experience for me! I met a lot of nice people, and the teachers that I met were nice too. It was so much easier learning how to maneuver around campus and manage my lifestyle during the summer when things weren’t so crazy, and I’m so glad that I got the opportunity to get settled into college before I started the fall semester. Thanks for making my first college experience an awesome one! I am now fully prepared to be successful this fall…”

Early Start student  

Get the Early Start Advantage

July 6 – August 14, 2020

Why wait until the fall? ESP gives you a chance to register for high demand courses in the summer so you can fulfill basic requirements earlier and with the bonus of program staff to help you along the way. Interact with faculty and advisors who can help you navigate your academic career. Get to know your way around campus, including Mānoa’s libraries, recreational and health facilities, the Campus Center, and other student resources.

Financial Aid

Scholarships are available for Pell-eligible students and will cover UH Mānoa Summer Session II tuition, term fees, and lab fees for one course, including a lab section, if applicable (this will amount to 3-5 credits per student).

Meet Mānoa Students

While you take a Summer Session 2 course, build a community of friends with other UH Mānoa students. You’ll have the opportunity to attend special activities designed for ESP participants that start to build relationships and academic skills, giving you a solid foundation for college life.

Save Money

By taking courses during the summer, ESP students pay the prior academic year’s tuition rate. Out-of-state students pay resident tuition during the summer for an additional financial benefit.

Scholarships are available for Pell-eligible students and will cover UH Mānoa Summer Session II tuition, term fees, and lab fees for one course, including a lab section, if applicable (this will amount to 3-5 credits per student).

Courses

As an ESP student, you can choose to take 1 or 2 credit courses during Summer Session 2 (July 6–August 14).