Getting Started How To Apply

How To Apply

How to Apply


To enroll in a distance learning program, you need to submit a System Application Form and apply to the campus at which you plan to earn your degree. This campus will be considered your home campus.

If you are planning to enroll in a graduate degree program you will need to follow the procedure outlined in the admissions policy for that degree (see callout.) For more information visit the Admissions Overview website.

Admissions Procedures

Submit Health Clearance

The University of Hawaii system requires new (newly accepted), returning (re-admitted) and transfer students to complete a health clearance form (TB and MMR clearance) before registering for classes. If this form is not completed and submitted, there will be a hold on your account and you will not be able to register. Please visit the link to your home campus for specific information and a link to the form.

Health Clearance Information

Attend Orientation

Each January and August (beginning of spring and fall semesters) UH Center offers an orientation for students new to distance learning in one of the UH Manoa, UH West O’ahu or UH Hilo programs. The orientation includes hands-on practice with Laulima – the online classroom for UH distance learning, an introduction to the STAR advising system, and an overview of life as a distance learning student.

The featured guest is Distance Learning Librarian Lillian Mangum, who provides the latest information on print and electronic resources for DL students and demonstrates how to access your new home campus library.

This is an opportunity to meet your fellow students and ask questions about exam proctoring, registration, textbooks and other support services. This session is highly recommended to help you have a great start for your classes your first semester!