Getting Started

Aloha & Congratulations!

We want to take this opportunity to welcome you into the UH Maui ʻohana. We know that starting your college journey is an exciting time for you and your families and you likely have questions about "What's next?" — We have prepared this message as a guide to assist you as you begin your new life as a UH Maui ʻohana!
Classes can fill up fast! Follow the steps below to register now or call the UHMC Counseling Office at (808) 984-3306 to book a meeting with a counselor!

1. Setup or reactivate your MyUH Account

Create or reactivate your UH username. In your acceptance notification, you should take note of your UH ID Number (ex: 23254658). Your UH username will be your email address like so: [username]

2. Health Clearance

The State of Hawaii Department of Health (DOH), the Hawai‘i Administrative Rules, Chapter 11-157 requires all students to meet health requirements before they attend any post-secondary institution in the State of Hawaii. The following immunization clearances are REQUIRED before you can register for in-person and hybrid classes:
  1. Certificate of TB (Tuberculosis) examination,
  2. MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), and
  3. Varicella (chickenpox), and
  4. Tdap (tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis)
The health clearances must be from a U.S. Licensed Medical Doctor (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Advanced Practiced Registered Nurse (APRN), or Physician Assistant (PA). You can download the Health Clearance Form and take it to your physician for completion. Once completed, please submit immunization clearances via Med+Proctor.
Students without the required health clearances will be allowed to register for online courses only.

3. Where do I submit?


The University of Hawaiʻi has partnered with Med+Proctor for the clearance of Health Immunization Records. As of Spring 2023, all incoming students are required to use Med+Proctor to submit their Health Clearance/Immunization records.
To submit your records for clearance, use the following instructions to create your Med+Proctor account:
Step One: Register
  • Ensure you have been admitted and have a UH Student ID number and have created your UH username before completing this process. Click here if you need to create your UH Username. You can find your UH ID number in your acceptance email.
  • Then go to Med+Proctor to register for an account.
Step Two: Gather your documents
  • If you have your health clearance records, you may upload that to Med+Proctor. Or if documentation is not available, you may download the UH Health Clearance Form and have a licensed medical provider complete the form. (A licensed provider can sign the form; it does not have to be the provider who originally vaccinated you.)
Step Three: Upload
  • Once you've collected all the necessary documents and or your form has been completed and signed by a healthcare provider, log back into your account and upload it to Med+Proctor. (If you have proof of immunization from a pharmacy, you may upload those and Med+Proctor will be able to verify this information.)
Questions and Support
  • If you have difficulty using MedProctor, you may contact MedProctor between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday. You may also reach a representative by email at: MedProctor also offers LiveChat services Monday-Friday 8am-5pm CST.
Med+Proctor is HIPAA and FERPA compliant. Review their privacy policy. For assistance with Med+Proctor, please visit to live chat or email at and they will speak directly with you. Due to federal FERPA and HIPAA regulations Med+Proctor does not offer telephone customer support to discuss student medical records or class hold status.
For more information or questions, please contact

3. Review Payment Options

Use Financial Aid

Apply for financial aid (FAFSA). The page includes forms to apply for Free Application For Federal Students Aid or FAFSA, and other requirements (UH Maui College FAFSA code is: 001615). Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid, including grants and scholarships, work-study, and loans. Financial aid awards may include a combination of the various types of aid. Contact UHMC Financial Aid for more information.

Enroll in Tuition Payment Plan

Pay part or all of your tuition and fees in scheduled installments by enrolling in the UH Installment Payment Plan. Students must be registered for the current semester to sign up for the payment plan. $30 application fee per semester (non-refundable) Can be combined with financial aid, loans or scholarships if applicable. For further questions, please consult with the Financial Aid Office.

Enroll in Veterans Benefits

Please visit the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Services website How to apply for the GI Bill and related Benefits. For questions, please contact Admissions & Records at (808) 984-3267 or

Pay by Credit Card Online

ACH “check” payment is available through MyUH Services account.

Apply for Scholarships

Scholarships are gift aid that is awarded based on a variety of factors, such as academic achievement, leadership, field of study, and/or financial need. Scholarships do not need to be repaid. Keep in mind that scholarship season generally starts in October and ends in March.

Want to talk to a live person?

The Maui Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) can assist with:

Filling out the FAFSA
Searching for scholarships
and much more!

To schedule an in-person or virtual appointment with an advisor, please contact or (808) 984-2286.

4. Take the Career & Education Planning Assessment

First, let’s find out what you’re interested in that can help guide you with what classes to take. Take the FOCUS 2 Career & Education Planning Assessment.

5. Take the UHMC Online Readiness Quiz

Are you ready for online learning? Complete this short readiness activity to find out how prepared you are to take an online class. This activity contains 6 sections and will take about 10 minutes to complete. At the conclusion of this activity, you will receive an emailed report outlining your readiness for online learning as well as some resources to help you prepare for an online class.

6. Class Registration

Academic counseling appointments are available in-person, by video or by phone. If you haven't met or don't know who your academic counselor is, no worries, here is your list of friendly counselors by program major. The Counseling office is open during the regular business days and hours: Monday through Friday 8 AM to 4:30 PM, excluding holidays in the Hoʻokipa Building.

Molokaʻi, Hāna & Lānaʻi students: Please contact Susan Nartatez at or phone (808) 984-3801 for more information.
Things to Consider Before Meeting with Academic Counselor

Math and English placement

Students may use the self-guide Multiple Measure Placement Factors to determine placement in English and Math courses. Please discuss details with your academic counselor.
Participation in EdReady is recommended for students who do not have any of the placement factors or those whose scores, grades, or GPA place them below ENG 22 to determine their starting course for English and Math.

Students with non-UH credits

This includes students with Advanced Placement (AP), military credits, and college credits from non-UH institutions.
1) If you attended college outside the University of Hawaiʻi system, request official transcripts from your previous institution(s), then; 2) Complete the Transfer Credit Evaluation Request Form.
Please contact (808) 984-3267 for further assistance.

Check for Holds

Check for holds (e.g. financial obligation, academic advising) on your account and clear them before you register. For a detailed description of the types of holds and what they prevent, click here.

Watch How to Register

STAR GPS Registration helps students across the University of Hawaiʻi System earn a degree with ease! In this video, you'll learn everything you need to know to use STAR for registration and more.
Ways to book a meeting with Academic Counselor
STAR BALANCE To schedule a phone or Zoom appointment please access your STAR Balance. Sign in with your UH username and password. (For assistance, see this short video tutorial)
EMAIL If you are interested in a phone or Zoom counseling meeting, but are having trouble scheduling an appointment via STAR Balance or need further assistance, please email for assistance. One of our awesome peer navigators will assist you further.
Call the UHMC Counseling at (808) 984-3306. One of our awesome peer navigators will assist you further!

7. Attend Welcome Day Event

Kick off the new semester at our Student Welcome event. At our Student Welcome, students experience combination of the following: meeting and connecting with new 

people, explore and articulate your education and/or career purpose and goals, and getting a feel for new environment. If you're new to UH Maui, we're thrilled to welcome you and join you as you embark on your new journey. Continuing and returning students, we are happy you are staying enrolled and working toward your goals!

All registered UHMC students are welcome to attend the UH Maui College's Welcome Day event!
(Attendance is Required for new and transfer students)


Molokaʻi & Lānaʻi students: Please contact Susan Nartatez at or phone (808) 553-4490 (ext. 3) for more information.

Questions? Connect with EOC and Student Peer Navigators!

Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)

Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is a TRiO Program funded by the US Department of Education. EOC provides information & academic assistance to individuals who desire postsecondary education. Career support is also available via Zoom, a web-based video conferencing tool.
You can connect with one of our team members remotely, and receive these free services:

  • Identifying Financial Aid Options
  • Filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • College Transfers
  • Career Exploration
  • Resume Building and More!
Contact: or (808) 984-3286

Connect with Student Peer Navigators!

Our team of friendly Student Peer Navigators can assist with the Getting Started Guide, general inquiries, campus referrals, and navigation of STAR GPS.
Students can schedule an appointment with one of our Peer Navigators with any questions and concerns that they may have and go through them together to take action. After the appointment, students can further schedule an appointment with an academic counselor. Examples of frequently asked questions are:
  • What is my UH username or email?
  • What is the registration process like overall?
  • How do I register for classes
  • How can I waitlist a class
  • What classes do I need or should be taking next semester?
Contact: or (808) 984-3700

Let's Stay Connected

UH Email
One of the best ways to stay connected to class and campus information is to check your email daily. Instructors, administration and other campus programs will send important information frequently including notifications for class cancellations and important deadlines.
Social Media @uhmaui
Follow our Instagram and/or Like our Facebook page to keep up to date.
UHMC Mobile App
In partnership with Student Government, UH Maui has created a new app that puts campus at your fingertips, allowing you to access your UH email, connect with Laulima and MyUH Services, navigate around campus, and more! Download the “UH Maui College” app now on the iOS App and Google Play stores.

Calendar Overview

Calendar of important dates including registration, tuition payments, holidays and significant deadlines.

E nīnau mai / Ask us a question

Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions. We're happy to assist you!

Admissions & Records
(808) 984-3267
Financial Aid
Website | Email
(808) 984-3277
Personal Counseling
(808) 984-3248

First-Year Experience
Website | Email

Student Helpline
(808) 984-3700

Cashier’s Office
Email | (808) 984-3257
Kākoʻo Support Services
Website | Email | (808) 984-3359
Student Life
Website | Email | (808) 984-3433
Counseling Office
(808) 984-3306
Website | (808) 984-3715
Text/SMS (808) 518-4080
The Learning Center (TLC)
Website | Email | (808) 984-3240

Moloka'i Education Center
Website | (808) 553-4490

Lāna'i Education Center
(808) 565-7266

Hāna Education Center
(808) 248-7380