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  • Session 1: May 23 – July 1
  • Session 2: July 5 – August 12
  • Mid-summer Session: June 13 – July 22

NOTE: Circumstances may be different due to COVID-19; adjustments will be made accordingly.

For more than 20 years, high school students have earned college credit by taking courses during the summer at UH Mānoa.

Apply for the Summer Scholar Program and earn college credits during six weeks in the summer. Upon acceptance to the program, qualified high school sophomores and juniors can register for University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Summer 2022 courses and experience the college environment while still in high school.

The college environment promotes personal growth. Take this time to discover new interests, develop strategies for dealing with the intense and unique demands of a college career, and explore the unlimited potential that you possess!


• see what college will be like by taking a class with college students on a college campus
• sample an academic area that interests you
• strengthen your basic writing, math, or speech skills in preparation for your college career
• begin to fulfill UH Mānoa core requirements (if you matriculate to another college or university, these credits may transfer)
• meet students from other high schools (local and mainland)
• explore the UH Mānoa campus and its many resources with the assistance of our Summer Scholar Coordinator


Enroll in our Summer Scholar Program if you will have completed your Sophomore or Junior year of high school by Summer 2022 and have:
• a 3.5 GPA;
• the maturity and motivation required to complete university-level course work;
• and parent/guardian approval.


The application must be submitted by April 15, 2022. For more information on how to apply, click on “How to Apply” above.

NEW! Mid-summer Term

Summer Sessions at UH Mānoa is pleased to offer a range of credit courses (listed below) in the mid-summer term, June 13 to July 22, 2022. These dates are designed to more easily fit into the schedules of high school students. In Summer 2021, the following courses were offered during the mid-summer term.

In-Person (Summer 2021)

BOT 160: Campus Plants (CRN 92025)

MWF, 2:30-4:30pm, UHM campus

Instructor: Nōweo Kai, Curator for the UH Campus Arboretum

Online (Summer 2021)

The campus is the classroom! This course highlights plants on campus: their origin, status in Hawai‘i, diagnostic characteristics, and cultural and economic uses. At the conclusion of this experiential course, students should be able to recognize on sight and identify by common and botanical name approximately 100 plants on campus and be able to describe their origin, use and environmental tolerances. Class meeting location: St. John Botany Garden; plus one field trip to Lyon Arboretum (Wednesday, July 7, 1:00 – 4:30pm). The class will be limited to ten students to enable social distancing and other safety protocols.

Interdisciplinary course that examines diversity and changes in American values and culture-literature, film, visual arts, and architecture.

AMST 202: American Experience: Culture and the Arts (CRN 91772)

ECON 120: Introduction to Economics (CRN 90056)

One semester survey of the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics to enable students in all disciplines to understand current economic events.

ECON 130: Principles of Microeconomics (CRN 91998)

Examination of the decision-making process of both households and firms. Analysis of the functioning of a competitive market system, using supply and demand models and the role of government in cases where the market system fails.

ECON 131: Principles of Macroeconomics (CRN 91999)

An introduction to macroeconomics–the study of the overall economy. Topics include the determination of national income, causes and effects of inflation, unemployment, and income inequality; causes and consequences of international differences in economic growth; sources of business cycle expansions and contractions; role of government policy in stabilizing the economy and promoting long-term growth; financial markets and monetary policy; taxes, spending, consequences of budget deficits, determination of trade imbalances, exchange rate fluctuations, and balance of payment crises.

ENG 100: Composition I (CRN 91806)

Introduction to the rhetorical, conceptual and stylistic demands of writing at the university level; instruction in composing processes, search strategies, and writing from sources.

ERTH 101: Dynamic Earth (CRN 91813)

Why do some rivers cut steep canyons while others deposit sand and gravel? Why are some coastlines rugged while others are gentle and smooth? And why do some volcanoes erupt only smoothly-flowing lavas while others violently explode with large clouds of ash?

This course covers how Earth works and how the various processes shape the landscape and impact your lives. Since this is a GER offering, by design it is meant to cover a very wide range of applicable topics to help make you a well-informed citizen of planet Earth! At the completion of the course you will have a general understanding of your planets’ physical processes, both on the surface and the interior.

ES 101: Introduction to Ethnic Studies (CRN 91069)

Basic concepts and theories for analyzing dynamics of ethnic group experiences, particularly those represented in Hawai‘i, and their relation to colonization, immigration, problems of identity, racism, and social class.

MATH 140: Precalculus: Trigonometry/Analytic Geometry (CRN 92111)

Studies trigonometric functions, analytic geometry, polar coordinates, vectors, and related topics. This course is the second part of the precalculus sequence.

MATH 241: Calculus I (CRN 92115, CRN 92116)

Basic concepts; differentiation with applications; integration.

PACE 247: Survey of Conflict Management (CRN 91948)

Survey of contemporary conflict management and resolution: negotiation, mediation, conciliation, ombuds, fact-finding, facilitation techniques, arbitration, and litigation.

POLS 110: Introduction to Political Science (CRN 91970)

Discussion of politics as an activity and of political problems, systems, ideologies, processes.

PSY 100: Survey of Psychology (CRN 91973)

An overview of the field: psychophysiology, perception, learning, cognition, stress, personality, social psychology.

SLS 130: Introduction to Pidgin in Hawaii (CRN 92092)

This course invites students to learn about language rights through an introduction to Pidgin, the creole language of Hawai‘i. The course examines how Pidgin is used across a number of social domains, including education, media, face-to-face communication, creative expression, and other real-world contexts. The course frequently compares how speakers of Pidgin and Hawaiian experience language rights and invites students to learn more about language ideologies, language discrimination, and multilingualism.

Through documenting and analyzing Pidgin and Hawaiian on signs in our communities and studying examples of language in the media, students will gain an appreciation of local culture and learn more about the languages spoken in Hawai’i.

SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology (CRN 90941)

Basic social relationships, social structures, and processes.