University of Hawaiʻi — West Oʻahu
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Academic Advising

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. Academic Advisors are here to help assist students in their college endeavors. Our office provides a variety of services to assist students to be successful and lifelong learners.

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Campus Events       Registration Deadlines
Important Academic Deadlines
Date Description
Jan 9

First day of instruction 

Jan 18

Last day to add or register and change grading option

Last day to drop semester-long courses with 100% refund, no “W” grade

Jan 30

Last day to drop semester-long classes with 50% refund, no “W” grade

Feb 10

Last day to submit graduation application for spring 2017

March 10 Last day to withdraw from semester-long classes with no refund and a “W” grade

Campus Events Calendar

Academic Advising

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 related to but not limited to:

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

While all academic advisors are generalists, each advisor specializes 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 808-689-2689. For academic advising-related questions, email us at

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
  • Pre-admission advising
  • Career exploration
  • Distance Education Students (students residing on a neighboring island in the state of Hawai‘i)
  • New students unable to attend one of our freshman or transfer advising sessions on campus 

To schedule an appointment with an academic advisor, please call 808-689-2689. For academic advising related questions, email us at

Monday:  8:30 am - 4:15 pm
Tuesday:  12:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Wednesday:  8:30 am - 4:15 pm
Thursday:  8:30 am - 4:15 pm


Express advising is intended for brief, 10– 15 minute  sessions. Express advising sessions are on a first come, first-served and the average wait time is 30-45 minutes. NOTE: Sign-in for express advising closes at 4:15 p.m. to allow adequate time for assistance. 

Express 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
  • Interpreting STAR

Express Advising Schedule* 

Monday: 8:30 a.m. -  4:15 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

*Schedule subject to change without notice.

Holiday Express Advising:
December 19, 2016 – January 20, 2017
Monday – Thursday:  8:30 am – 4:15 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Night Owl (After-Hours) Advising for Continuing Students

After-hours advising is currently being offered to continuing UH West O‘ahu students. These sessions are designed to provide assistance to students with pre-registration, graduation checks, academic planning as well as any other academic advising issues. If you are interested in attending one of these sessions please contact the Advising Office today. All sessions will take place at the No‘eau Center.

Spring 2017 Night Owl (After-Hours) Advising Schedule (5:00 pm - 8:30 pm):

February: 1, 8, 15, 22

March: 1, 8, 15, 22

April: 5, 12, 19, 26

May: 3


These documents are advising tools and are not meant to be a 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 and/or 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 808-689-2689 or by email at

2016-17 Advising Sheets

2015-16 Advising Sheets

2014-15 Advising Sheets

2013-14 Advising Sheets

2012-13 Advising Sheets


Academic Advising: 

Room: C236
Phone: 808-689-2689  
Toll-free for neighbor island students: 1-866-299-8656
Fax: 808-689-2691


Upon admission, incoming students are assigned 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.

Contact information for faculty is available on the UH West O‘ahu directory.