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 08

First day of instruction 

Jan 17

Last day to add or register and change grading option

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

Jan 29

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

Feb 09

Last day to submit graduation application for spring 2018

Mar 09 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 matters related to:

  • Graduation requirements
  • Registration
  • Change of major/concentration
  • 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.

Advising Office Hours and Appointments

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

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

The staff at the front desk will continue to assist students with quick questions and intake forms. Advising Appointments will be made for some things that may have previously been handled through “express advising”. Appointments will be scheduled in 30-minute time slots to occur no earlier than the following day that the appointment is being requested. There will be time slots between the hours of 8:30am - 4:00pm throughout the week to accommodate different schedules. All of the advisors will continue to serve all currently admitted students and students can continue to request specific advisors.

Please be advised if you have advising related questions it would be wise to call the office ahead of time to see if an appointment needs to be scheduled.

We look forward to assisting you! 

Some of the benefits of meeting with an academic advisor:

  • Better overall advising experience
  • You could learn information that you did not know about
  • A designated time for a personalized one-on-one meeting
  • Helps to build a trusting relationship that helps increase openness
  • Could help increase your success
  • Focus on academic and personal experiences
  • Discuss future goals
  • Show/explain related policies
  • Increased satisfaction with your college experience

To schedule an appointment with an academic advisor, please call 808-689- 2689. Phone appointments will still be available for neighbor island and day-time working students.

For academic advising-related questions, you can also 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 official transfer credits
  • Academic difficulty
  • Academic probation policy questions
  • Career exploration

Academic Advisors

Photo of Katrina Abes Photo of Larry Andres
Katrina Abes
Larry Andres
Photo of Summer DeBruyne Photo of Janet Duke
Summer DeBruyne
Janet Duke
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Kealohi Perry
Kekoa Simpson



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.

Program SHEETS

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

• 2017-18 Program Sheets • 2014-15 Program Sheets
• 2016-17 Program Sheets • 2013-14 Program Sheets
• 2015-16 Program Sheets • 2012-13 Program Sheets


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