Accepting Your Offer
Health Clearance Requirements
Additional Transcripts and Documents
English Language Placement
Student Housing Services
Financial Support for Admitted Students
Registration for Admitted Students
Tuition and Fee Payment
Enrollment Policies for Graduate Students
Enrollment Verification after Registration
Address and Name Changes
Disability Access Service
Graduate Student Organization
Teaching Assistant Training
Additional Information for International Students
Additional Information for Post-Baccalaureate Unclassified Students (PBU)
You must complete and submit the Statement of Intention to Register (SIR) form found on your admission letter to accept the offer of admissions. Email your intent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Informing your graduate program is not sufficient to accept the offer. If you decide to decline the offer, we appreciate notification of your intent and wish you well in your academic endeavors.
Deferral of Admissions
Your admissions offer is valid only for the program and semester to which you are admitted. If you are unable to enroll for this semester, please email our office email@example.com or call us at 956.8544 for information and instructions on applying for a new term.
Post-Baccalaureate Unclassified (PBU)
PBU students do not have to submit a Statement of Intent to Register. Your registration is automatically activated once you receive your admissions letter.
You must meet all health clearance requirements before you will be allowed to register. The Health Clearance Form must be completed by all new (newly accepted), returning (re-admitted) and transfer students.
If final transcripts, degree certificates or other documentation was requested, it must be received by Graduate Admissions by October 15 for fall semester and March 1 for spring semester admission to ensure continued registration and enrollment as a graduate student. Please contact the Graduate Admissions Office as soon as possible if you do not expect to graduate with your undergraduate degree by the date listed on your application. If you are a UH system graduate, you do not need to submit additional transcripts.
If you are required to take the ELI Placement Examination an English Language Institute (ELI) placement examination request form is included with your admissions letter. You must clear this test requirement before you will be allowed to register.
STAR is the gateway to student registration. You must have a UH Username to register and pay tuition. Registration timetables for newly accepted, re-admitted, transfer and PBU students are posted in late July for fall registration and late December for spring registration.
PBU students are encouraged to review the UHM catalog for course prerequisites. PBU students may not register for 699 (Directed Reading), 700 (Thesis) or 800 (Dissertation); PBU students need approval from the graduate chair to take 600-700 level courses at UHM.
Report changes promptly to the Graduate Division at firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 956.8544
The Center for Teaching Excellence offers TA training for newly appointed teaching assistants prior to the start of the semester.
ISS Clearance Required
You must report to the International Student Services (ISS) Office to receive clearance before registration. This office is located in the Queen Liliuokalani Center for Student Services 206, Email: email@example.com • Tel: 956.8613
Issuance of Visa Documents
New or Returning Graduate Student
Your visa document (Form I20 for F-1 student visa or DS-2019 for J-1 student visa) is enclosed with your admissions letter if you are eligible to receive your visa document at this time
Complete and return the enclosed Transfer Form and SIR (statement of intention to register) accepting the offer of admission. Your UHM I20 form will be issued when your transfer university or college releases your SEVIS record to UHM
Current UHM Undergraduate to Graduate Student
Your I20 will be issued upon receipt of your SIR (statement of intention to register) accepting the admissions offer and at the end of the current semester of enrollment.
Current UHM Graduate Students
Return the SIR (statement of intention to register) accepting the offer of admission. The ISS office will issue your visa document and will contact you when it is ready for pick up.
What is a PBU student?
Your acceptance as a Post-Baccalaureate Unclassified (PBU) student means that you are not enrolled in a degree granting program or an academic unit. Certain benefits and services offered to classified students will not be available to you. You do not qualify for the all types of federal financial aid available to classified students; therefore financial assistance is limited or may not be available as a PBU student.
Continuous Registration as a PBU Student
You must be registered for at least one credit each semester at the UH-Mānoa Campus. If you miss a semester of registration, you lose your status as a PBU student and must re-apply for admissions by July 15 for fall semester admissions and December 15 for spring semester admissions.