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  • Session 1: May 22 – June 30
  • Session 2: July 3 – August 11
  • Midsummer Session: June 13 – July 21

NOTE: Adjustments will be made as needed for health and safety reasons.

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

Application due date: April 15, 2023

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 2023 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)
• 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 2023 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, 2023. 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 midsummer term, June 13 to July 21, 2023. These dates are designed to more easily fit into the schedules of high school students. In Summer 2022, the following courses were offered during the midsummer term.


BOT 160: Campus Plants

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

Instructor: Nōweo Kai, Curator for the UH Campus Arboretum

MATH 140: Precalc: Trig/Analytic Geometry

MTWRF, 10:30-11:55am, UHM campus

MATH 241: Calculus I

MTWRF, 10:00-11:45am, UHM campus

MATH 241: Calculus I

MTWRF, 12:00-1:45pm, UHM campus


ECON 120: Introduction to Economics

MTWRF, 10:30-11:45am

POLS 140: Introduction to Indigenous Politics

MTWRF, 10:30-11:45am

SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology

Two synchronous meetings, dates TBD. Remainder of course is asynchronous.


ECON 130: Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 131: Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 321: Introduction to Statistics

ERTH 101: Dynamic Earth

ES 101: Introduction to Ethnic Studies

POLS 150: Introduction to Global Politics