Textbooks for spring 2013 will be available for purchase online at the campus bookstore The West Shop beginning December 17, 2012. Students will have the option to have their textbooks mailed or may pick it up at the Campus Center, C-226, from January 2-11, 2013. For more information, contact the West Shop at 689-2550 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
APPLICATION FOR GRADUATION
Students who plan on completing their program requirements and graduate by the end of spring 2013 should make an appointment to meet with a student services academic advisor for a graduation check and submit an Application for Graduation. Appointments can be made at the Academic Advising Office located at the Campus Center, C-236, or by calling 689-2689. Neighbor island students may contact their office toll-free at (866) 299-8656 or by email at email@example.com.
This application is required by all degree and certificate seeking students in order to officially graduate from the University. The deadline to submit the Application for Graduation for spring 2013 is February 8, 2013.
CONTINUING STUDENT STATUS
Enrollment in at least one UH West O‘ahu class during the spring 2013 semester is required to maintain active student status with the University. Students who are not enrolled or completely withdraw from the University and are not on an approved leave of absence will be required to reapply for admission.
Students withdrawing completely from the University, once the term begins, must submit the Complete Withdrawal Form to the Office of the Registrar, located at the Campus Center, C-141. Students will not be able to completely withdraw from all classes on MyUH. The effective date of withdrawal is the date that the completed form is received by their office. More information about the tuition and fees refund policies and deadlines are available in the General Catalog.
Financial aid recipients considering withdrawal from classes should consult with the Financial Aid Office by calling 689-2689 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to initiating the withdrawal process. Withdrawals may have a significant impact on institutional charges, a current financial aid award, as well as future financial aid eligibility.
All financial obligations within the University of Hawai‘i system must be cleared before the complete withdrawal request can be processed.
Students who have completely withdrawn from the University and are not on an approved leave of absence must reapply for admission and are required to meet the admissions criteria to regain student status.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE
In the event that a student is not able to continue their studies in spring 2013, continuing classified students may apply for a one semester leave of absence if they (1) have completed the prior semester at UH West O‘ahu; and (2) have not been suspended or dismissed from UH West O‘ahu after fall 2012. Additional documentation may be requested. Students who have been approved a one semester leave of absence will be able to resume their studies and allowed to pre-register for the next semester, but should be aware that taking a leave of absence may affect their residency status for tuition purposes or eligibility for financial aid. The deadline to submit the Leave of Absence Form to the Office of the Registrar for spring 2013 is the last day of late registration.
Note: Eligible students can only accumulate up to 2 (two) approved leave of absences as a UH West O‘ahu student, even though the student may stop out for a semester or longer (i.e., a break in enrollment will not reset the count back to zero). Approved leave of absences taken prior to fall 2010 are not counted.
Students with permanent documented disabilities, who voluntarily disclose their disability status, may be eligible for services and reasonable accommodations. Students are required to schedule an intake appointment with our Disability Services Specialist (DSS) by calling 689-2689 and must provide complete disability documentation to the DSS before accommodations can be made. Documentation will vary depending on the classification of disability.
Existing regulations permit the University to release, without prior consent from the student, certain personal data about a student that is considered to be “directory information.” Such data may include:
- Name of student
- Local address and zip code
- Local telephone number
- Major field of study
- Education level (freshmen, sophomore, junior, or senior)
- Fact of participation in officially recognized activities and sports
- Weight and height of members of athletic teams
- Dates of attendance
- Most recent educational institution attended
- Degrees and awards received
- Email address
- Enrollment status (full-time and part-time)
The University is not required to notify students before complying with certain subpoenas. Information concerning disciplinary action may be included in a student’s education records, and such information may be disclosed to teachers and other school officials with legitimate educational interests without prior consent.
A student presently registered and in attendance at any campus may request that directory information not be disclosed to the public. A student wishing to exercise this right must do so by completing and submitting the Directory Information Release Form no later than 14 days from the first day of instruction for a regular semester or term or by the fourth day of a summer session.
MyUH features a UH Online Directory that was designed to aid in the support of community building at the University of Hawai‘i. In order to search for students in the UH Online Directory, authentication with a valid UH username and password is required. Student information in the online directory is limited to student name, email address and affiliated UH campus(es). Students may opt in or out of the online directory at any time by going to MyUH, selecting “My Profile,” then selecting “UH Online Directory, Options for Students.”
New students will be added to the directory upon establishing a UH username. New students will not be listed for at least four calendar days to provide an opportunity to opt-out. Students are automatically removed from the online directory when they are no longer categorized as active students.