Active Duty Military, Military Dependent, Veteran, Hawaii-Based National Guard

1. Contact the Admissions & Records office (Ho’okipa Building) at (808)984-3267 for specific, individualized help. Veterans should call our Registrar, directly at (808) 984-3517.

2. Submit an application

  • Apply online
  • Download an application. When completed, mail or drop it off in person to the Admissions & Records Office.
    To apply for Fall or Spring Semesters: PDF application

3. Receive your Decision Letter

You’ll receive a letter that informs you if your application has been accepted or denied. If accepted, the letter will also include important information on your first steps to enrolling. You will also receive information on New Student Orientation and a Welcome Booklet.

4. Sign up for a UH account

This account is needed to register for classes, establishes your “hawaii.edu” email account and for is used for many other transactions.
Go to: MyUH portal
– Click on “Get a User Name” on the upper left to establish your account.
– Follow the directions on the web pages to get your user name and password.

5. Determine if you need to take the Placement Tests

The COMPASS Placement Tests are computer-based assessments of your ability in different subjects. It helps place you in English and math courses in which you are most likely to succeed. Details on COMPASS.

6. Attend the New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation (NSO) is mandatory for all recent high school grads. Transfer and returning students are welcomed and encouraged to attend! Come prepared for 4 hours of fun and useful information!

7. Check out and apply for Financial aid.

8. Visit a counselor for Academic advising.

9. Prepare for Registration

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If you have any questions, please give us a call at (808) 984-3267 or toll free at (800) 479-6692 or stop by the Admissions & Records office (Ho’okipa Building)
for help.