Degree in 3 at UHMC

/Degree in 3 at UHMC
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Interested in earning an Associate in Arts (A.A.) in Liberal Arts? Do you need courses that fit your busy schedule?

Whether you have always planned to receive a degree or wish to finish what you started years ago, UHMC can help you achieve your goal of earning an A.A. degree by attending day, evening, and online classes right now!

What is Degree-in-3?

The UHMC Degree-in-3 (nicknamed the D-3) offers students a unique opportunity to earn an Associate in Arts (A.A.) in Liberal Arts by attending day or evening and online/cable TV classes. All courses in the program are reserved for the D-3 to attain the A.A. in Liberal Arts within the three year time frame—hence, the Degree-in-3 program. Students enter the program as part of a cohort that is focused on achieving the same goal, and take three classes each semester and one summer class. Students can start at the beginning of fall or spring semester. The degree may be earned in less time for those with completed credits (for more information about credit transfer, please visit transferring credits to University of Hawai`i Maui College).

D-3 Program Application

As a student with a busy life, you need a flexible schedule that works best for you. The the Degree-in-3 at UHMC provides you with an opportunity to attend college while meeting your other commitments.

Get Started and APPLY NOW! Click on the link below:

D-3 Preliminary Program Application

After completing the D-3 Preliminary Progam Application please schedule an appointment with UHMC D-3 counselor, Kyla W. Kapakū  at (808) 984-3306 to schedule an initial interview to join the D-3 Program.

Advantages of D-3

  • One-on-one counseling sessions tailored to fit your needs.
  • Scholarship Workshops
  • Financial Aid Application Assistance Workshops
  • Summer tuition at fall/spring rates for pre-determined course
  • Laptop Loan Program (Housed in the UHMC Library)

Scheduled Information Sessions

All are invited to a free orientation and consultation session at UHMC’s Ka Lama Building:

  • Friday, July 14 at 5:30 p.m. (Ka Lama 206B)
  • Thursday, July 20 at 10 a.m. (Ka Lama 201)
  • Thursday, July 20 at 5:30 p.m. (Ka Lama 201)
  • Friday, July 21 at 5:30 p.m. (Ka Lama 201)

RSVP by clicking here.

To schedule a one-on-one information session, please call the UHMC Counseling Department at 808-984-3306 to schedule an appointment with Kyla W. Kapaku.  An information session can offer you the opportunity to learn more about the Degree-in-3 program experience – financial aid, academic advising, COMPASS placement, admission, registration, UH Center Degree Programs, and other topics may also be covered.

If you have any questions regarding your visit to campus, please contact the Degree-in-3 Counselor, Kyla W. Kapakū at or (808) 984-3306.

Day Program

  • Day classes provide a more traditional method offering classes two days a week on Mondays and Wednesdays OR Tuesdays and Thursdays at various times. (e.g. 9 a.m. to 10:15 am, 10:30am-11:45pm, 12pm-1:15pm, 1:30pm-2:45pm, 3pm-4:30pm) for 16 weeks in fall and spring semesters.
  • Three classes in the fall
  • Three classes in the spring
  • One class in summer session

Evening Program

  • Evening classes generally meet one night a week per course from 6pm to 9 p.m. for 16 weeks in fall and spring semesters.
  • Three classes in the fall
  • Three classes in the spring
  • One class in summer session

Online Program

  • Online classes do not meet but you are required to log on regularly to complete required assignments.
  • Three classes in the fall
  • Three classes in the spring
  • One class in summer session (times vary)

Who is eligible for the Degree-in-Three?

  • Students with Accuplacer placement at English 100
  • Students who have successfully completed English 22
  • Students who have prior college credits

Where are the classes held?

Degree-in-3 classes are either held on the UHMC campus OR via online through the Laulima system and are taught by UHMC instructors. Students are provided with a full array of support services.

What is a Liberal Arts Degree?

The Associate in Arts degree program in Liberal Arts prepares students for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program at a four-year college or university. The AA degree in Liberal Arts requires 60 semester credits in courses numbered 100 or higher. The curriculum instills foundational skills and a broad scope of knowledge that fosters academic success in upper division course works, effective citizenship and an appreciation for lifelong learning. Degree-in-3 students can use the degree as a stepping stone for transfer into bachelor’s programs at UHMC, University Center Maui distance education programs, or elsewhere.


Kyla W. Kapakū, Degree-in-3 Counselor

To schedule an appointment, please call 808-984-3306.