Admissions
Whether you’re attending college for the first time or coming back after years away, UH Maui College can help you reach your goal through small classes, affordable tuition and convenient class times and locations.

You can reach our Admissions Office by phone at (808) 984-3267 or email uhmcar@hawaii.edu.

Application Deadlines
UH Maui College has a rolling admission policy, however the suggested application deadlines are:
  • Fall Semester: August 1
  • Spring Semester: December 1

Please note that admission to the College does not mean automatic admittance to all programs or courses.

Do I need to fill out an application?

You must complete and submit an application if you are:

  • Not currently enrolled at any of the UH system campuses.
  • A first-time college student.
  • A returning student (a person who previously attended but is not currently enrolled at any other UH campus).
  • A transfer student (a person who is currently or was previously enrolled at a non-UH institution).
  • An Early Admission or Running Start student (a high school student admitted under the Early Admission or Running Start program).

College or university transcripts are required if you want transfer credits from non-UH institutions.

If you have Advanced Placement (AP) or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) scores and want to receive college credits, submit test scores to the Admissions Office.

Getting Started At-A-Glance
Step 1 – Apply

Submit an Application

All University of Hawai’i campuses use the same System Application Form for undergraduate enrollment, and you can apply online, download and complete the application PDF, or call (808) 984-3267 to request an application be mailed to you.

For PDF or paper applications, send them to:

  • Fax: (808) 984-3872
  • Email: uhmcar@hawaii.edu
  • Mail:
    University of Hawaiʻi Maui College
    Admissions
    310 W. Kaʻahumanu Ave.
    Kahului, HI 96732-1617

Resident or Non-Resident?

You must submit the Residency Declaration form, which is part of the online application and can also be found on the second page of the UHMC Application Form. It is used to determine your residency status for tuition purposes.

If you do not qualify as a bona fide resident of the State of Hawai’i, according to the UH regulations in effect at the time you register, you must pay nonresident tuition for your classes. You must also pay a $25.00 application fee. At the end of the online registration process, if you’ve indicated you are a non-resident you will be prompted for payment. You may also enclose the check with your application materials, or mail the check to:

University of Hawaiʻi Maui College
UH Maui College Cashier’s Office
310 West Ka’ahumanu Avenue,
Kahului, HI 96732-1617

Residency status will be determined at the time of application. You may be required to provide verifying documentation.

Learn more about Residency Requirements here.

Acceptance Notification

For general admissions, notification will be sent within two weeks after the UH System Application and other required documents are received.

During periods when a high volume of applications is being processed, notification of acceptance or rejection may be delayed.

Health Clearance

The UH System requires that Tuberculosis (TB) and Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) immunization clearances be submitted to the Admissions and Records office prior to registration.

Need a low-cost test or have questions? Call our Health Center at (808) 984-3493.

You may be accepted to College without clearance, but you will not be able to register for classes until your health clearance documents are received.

Download the Health Clearance Form and fax to our campus Health Center at (808) 242-1578.

Financial Aid

Check with the Financial Aid Office at (808) 984-3277 to see if you’re eligible for financial aid and scholarship opportunities. UH Maui College’s FAFSA code is 001615.

If you’re a resident of Maui County, you may also be eligible for assistance with your application, financial aid & literacy, and scholarships through the Educational Opportunity Center located on the UHMC campus. Call them at (808) 984-3286.

Student ID

After you’ve applied, 3-7 days later you’ll receive an acceptance letter with your Student ID number. You’ll need your Student ID number to set up your MyUH account, and take the COMPASS placement tests.

Step 2 – Get Ready To Enroll

COMPASS Placement Tests

You must take the English & Match COMPASS placement tests if you are a:

  • Degree-seeking (Classified) student
  • Non-degree seeking (Unclassified) student taking 8 or more credits
  • Registering for a class with a COMPASS prerequisite.
  • Early Admit student.

COMPASS testing is available at The Learning Center on a walk-in basis, or you can call (808) 984-3240 to find a testing center near you. You’ll need your Student ID number and a picture ID. Calculators are permitted.

If you’ve taken the SAT or ACT test and received the minimum scores below, you may submit your official test results to Admissions for consideration instead of taking the COMPASS test.

  • SAT-Verbal score of  >=510—allow student to enroll in English 100
  • ACT-Verbal score of >=   22—allow student to enroll in English 100
  • SAT-Math score of >=510—allow student to enroll in Math 103, 111 and 115
  • ACT-Math score of >=  22—allow student to enroll in Math 103, 111, and 115.

Transcripts

If you’ve attended college outside of the University of Hawaiʻi System, you’ll also need to fill out a Transcript Evaluation Form and submit it with your official transcripts from your previous campuses and send to the Admissions Office. Questions? Call our Academic Counseling office at (808) 984-3306 or email uhmcadv@hawaii.edu.

Learn more about transferring credit to or from UH Maui College.

Academic Advising & STAR

Once you’ve completed your COMPASS placement test, schedule an appointment with a UHMC academic counselor for help with:

  • Registration
  • Course selection
  • Choosing a major

You can also learn how to use STAR, an online system to:

  • Track your credits
  • View unofficial transcripts
  • View all courses you’ve taken in the UH System
  • See how your courses fit your degree path
  • Explore other majors, and what classes you would need to take to complete degrees at UH Maui College or other institutions in the UH System.

Log onto STAR.

Tuiton & Payments

Information about tuition and payment deadlines can be found:

Pay online through your MyUH portal, in person at the UHMC Cashier’s office, or through a UH Installment Payment Plan (also available through your MyUH Portal).

Have payment questions? Call our Cashier’s Office at (808) 984-3257

Financial Aid recipients should check their MyUH account to make sure their award has been applied and their classes are being held.

MyUH Account

Once you’ve received your acceptance letter with your Student ID number, go to myuh.hawaii.edu to set up your MyUH account. This UH portal will serve as your home base where you can:

  • Register for classes.
  • Add/drop classes.
  • Check your registration status, which includes holds, academic standing, and prior credits completed.
  • Find payment deadlines and make online credit card payments.
  • Check e-mail and your financial aid status.
  • View web registration tutorials.
  • Access academic services.
  • Find your final grade report and transcript.

FAFSA Follow Up

UHMC’s Financial Aid office will use your UH email address to communicate with you. Check your MyUH account for financial aid updates, including any needed additional documents in your Student Requirements, how to accept your award, or sign up for an e-refund.

Join Maui CARL

To prepare for your advising session with an advisor or counselor, join Maui CARL (Counseling, Advising, Registration, Laulima). For assistance, visit The Learning Center or call (808) 984-3240.

Register

Register for classes online through your MyUH account at the earliest possible date to ensure you get your preferred classes. You can also make an appointment with a counselor to help you register for classes

Learn more about how to register.

Student Support

UH Maui College offers a wide variety of student support services to help you reach your academic and career goals. From choosing a major, to free tutoring, computer labs, and career guidance and placement, we’re here to help.

Learn more about all the support services for students here, and if you have questions just call us at (808) 984-3500 or send an email.

Textbooks

Purchase or rent required textbooks at the UHMC Bookstore or online at bookstore.hawaii.edu/maui. You will need your Course Registration Number (CRN), available through your MyUH account under “My Class Schedule,” to search for your books.

Questions? Call the UHMC Bookstore at (808) 984-3248 or visit the store on campus.