Distance Education Student Support

Changes due to COVID

Submit Forms Online:

Submit via your student UH @hawaii.edu email or via http://www.hawaii.edu/filedrop for extra security and to protect your privacy.

No In-Person Visits - Please Contact Us Instead

Due to Covid-19, until further notice, the Admissions and records Office will be providing services virtually. The quickest way to reach us by phone is at (808) 984-3267 or by email at uhmcar@hawaii.edu.

Social Distancing for In-Person Visits:

If you do come to the office, we are practicing social distancing by maintaining a 6 foot distance between you and the people around you.

Contact the Admissions & Records Office

Email: uhmcar@hawaii.edu

Call: 808-984-3267

Call Toll-Free: 800-479-6692

Fax: 808-984-3872

Mailing Address:

Admissions & Records, University of Hawaiʻi Maui College, 310 W. Kaʻahumanu Ave, Kahului, HI 96732

Virtual Office Hours:

Mon - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Fridays: In-Person by appointment only

Closed on weekends and state holidays

Walk-In Hours:

Hoʻokipa Building


Flora Mora


Georgette Tanaka – VA, International

Tressy Aheong – Records, Transcripts

Emily Major – Admissions, Transcript Evaluation

Distance Education Student Support

Distance learning provides students with access to education through a network of various technologies, allowing instructor and students to interact at a distance without having to be physically present in the same location. Distance learning provides students greater flexibility in achieving their educational goals through audio, video, and computer technologies. At UHMC, distance learning can be offered in cable, HITS or Skybridge, online, or hybrid modes.

Online mode: The Internet allows students to take a course from home using a personal computer. Depending on the online course, students may be required to log in at a specific day and time (synchronous) or at anytime (asynchronous).

HITS or Skybridge allows students to take a course from one location while the instructor teaches from another. Class meetings are held at a specific time and place (synchronous). Both instructor and students can see and hear each other, simulating a face-to-face class environment. In most HITS or Skybridge courses, there will be an online component for outside class communication, material distribution and assignments.
All distance courses follow the semester schedule, have weekly assignment deadlines, may require regular participation in discussion boards, and are as rigorous as on-campus courses. Most instructors will use some form of electronic communication, so students should be prepared to check their UH email regularly.

Taking a distance learning course, in many cases, provides students greater flexibility. As a result, students have more control over their own learning, and passing will depend on their self-discipline and commitment.

Upon enrollment in any section in any distance modality (cable, Skybridge, online, and hybrid), students receive an automatic email message that informs students of the modality of the class, possible supports, and an opportunity to contact someone with questions.

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