Academic Advising

Academic Advisors are available for first come, first serve walk-in assistance from August 11 – 29, 2014.

Office of Advising Walk-in Hours Pre-Fall 2014 August 11 - 29, 2014 – *special hours for pre-semester

Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m – 12:00 noon

*Unavailable: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:30 – 12:00 pm

Neighbor Island Students may call-in for a phone walk-in toll free at 1-866-299-8656.

Any questions? Call the Advising Office at 808-689-2689.


The University of Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu believes that students function best in a learning environment where they are active contributors to their own educational planning. Such planning includes identifying individual educational goals and objectives, as well as future career and educational plans. Many resources are available for students to assist them in their college endeavors. Two of these resources are Faculty Advisors and Academic Advisors.

FACULTY ADVISORS

On admission, incoming students are assigned to a faculty advisor, based on their intended program of study. The name and contact information of the assigned faculty advisor can be viewed in the STAR Degree Check under the academic standing tab through MyUH.

Faculty advisors are an excellent source of information on:

  • Academic programs
  • Course content, selection, and sequencing
  • Suggested courses for program electives
  • Program and course prerequisites
  • Graduate programs
  • Career and professional development

It is strongly recommended that students make an appointment to meet with their faculty advisor in their first semester at UH West O‘ahu and continue to meet with them on a regular basis.

ACADEMIC ADVISORS

Located in the Student Services Office, academic advisors assist students with academic planning, program and university graduation requirements, and registration policies and procedures. Students who have earned at least 90 credits are advised to make an appointment with an academic advisor for a graduation check. Basic counseling may also be provided in helping with the day-to-day issues that may arise during a student’s academic journey.

Academic advisors assist students with questions pertaining to:

  • Graduation requirements
  • Registration
  • Change of major/concentration
  • Preadmission advising
  • Academic probation
  • Leave of absence
  • Withdrawing from the University

While all academic advisors are generalists, each specialize in different areas such as, native Hawaiian programs, distance learning for neighbor island residents, early admission programs for high school students, students on F-1 or J-1 visas, and campus and student life.

To schedule an appointment with an academic advisor, please call 689-2689. For academic advising related questions, email us at uhwo.advising@hawaii.edu.

Walk-in advising is also available on Wednesdays from 8:30am-5:30pm throughout the semester. Walk-in advising is intended for brief, 10–15 minute questions. Walk-in advising sessions are first-come, first-served and are subject to change without prior notice. Average wait time is 30-45 minutes.

WALK-IN ADVISING IS FOR

  • General education and focus requirements
  • Registration information
  • Adding/dropping classes
  • Course approval forms
  • Prerequisite questions
  • Interpreting COMPASS scores and placement
  • Quick referrals
  • Leave of absence
  • University withdrawals

APPOINTMENTS ARE FOR

  • Graduation Checks “on track to graduate”
  • Change of major/concentration
  • Assistance in selecting classes for upcoming semester
  • Review of transfer credits (unofficial and official)
  • Academic difficulty
  • Academic probation policy questions
  • Disability access services
  • Student appeals
  • Preadmission advising
  • Career exploration

ADVISING SHEETS

These documents are advising tools and are not meant to substitute for academic advising.

Although every effort is made to keep these documents correct and current, inevitably there may be some changes in courses and program requirements. It is recommended to consult with your faculty advisor and/or academic advisor for the most current information. It is the student’s responsibility to regularly meet with their faculty or/and academic advisor to ensure proper progress is being met and to confirm relevant academic requirements.

The University reserves the right to make changes to these documents without prior notice. Notice of such changes will be given when possible.

For programs that are not listed or those under articulation agreements, contact an academic advisor by calling the Student Services Office at 689-2689 or by email at uhwo.advising@hawaii.edu.

2013-14 Advising Sheets

Education: Elementary Education, Middle Level English, Middle Level Social Studies, Secondary English, Secondary Social Studies

Humanities: Creative Media, English, Hawaiian-Pacific Studies, History, Philosophy

Professional Studies, Business: Accounting, Finance, General Business Administration, Management, Marketing

Professional Studies, Public Administration: Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, General Public Administration, Health Care Administration, Justice Administration

Social Science: Anthropology, Applied Track (BASS), Early Childhood Education, Economics/Finance (ECON track), Economics/Finance (FINANCE track), Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Applied Science: Not available at this time. Please contact the Advising Office by emailing uhwo.advising@hawaii.edu for further information.

Certificates: Applied Forensic Anthropology, Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, Substance Abuse and Addictions Studies, Health Care Administration, Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, Risk Management and Insurance

2012-13 Advising Sheets

Education: Elementary Education

Humanities: English, Hawaiian-Pacific Studies, History, Philosophy

Professional Studies, Business: Accounting, Finance, General Business Administration, Management, Marketing

Professional Studies, Public Administration: Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, General Public Administration, Health Care Administration, Justice Administration

Social Science: Anthropology, Applied Track (BASS), Early Childhood Education, Economics/Finance (ECON track), Economics/Finance (FINANCE track), Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Applied Science: Computing Electronics & Networking Technology, Respiratory Care, Culinary Management, Information Technology

Certificates: Applied Forensic Anthropology, Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, Substance Abuse and Addictions Studies, Health Care Administration, Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, Risk Management and Insurance