Transfer Students (Non-UH System)

How to Apply

If you are transferring to UH Mānoa or planning to pursue a second bachelor’s degree, then you must follow the general application process for University of Hawai’i at Mānoa admissions. Your general UH Mānoa application will be forwarded to the Shidler College of Business for review as well. Students who have already earned a bachelor's degree in business from UH Mānoa or any other institution will be denied admission to Shidler College of Business.

  • Fill out the general UH application form online or download it at the UH Mānoa Admissions & Records Office website.
  • Complete all additional requirements such as transferring transcripts from any post-secondary institution(s), pay the application fee, etc. 
  • Please refer to the admissions website for general application deadlines.
  • If you have any questions please contact Admissions and Records at or (808) 956-8975.

Please keep in mind that all admission requirements must be completed the semester before entering the Shidler College of Business. No exceptions will be made for Fall admission if any requirements are completed over the summer. Students who are still enrolled in pre-business core classes at the time of application will be issued a tentative decision that will be finalized when final semester grades are posted.


Priority & International Deadline Final Deadline
Fall January 5th March 1st
Spring September 1st October 1st

*Please verify application deadlines at the UH Mānoa Admissions website.

Transfer Credit Equivalencies

Students can check the unofficial transfer credit course equivalencies between their home institution and UH Mānoa. It is recommended that students in the process of transferring plan their schedules in advance to ensure receiving equivalent UH Mānoa credits.

Students may be required to submit a course petition for pre-business core equivalencies. In the event that a petition is required, please retain a copy of your detailed course syllabus for submission. All completed and approved petitions must be received by December 1st for Spring admission and by June 1st for Fall admission.

Students who have received AP, CLEP, or IB credit in the past can submit an official copy of their scores to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa for review. UH Mānoa grants waivers and/or credits on the basis of scores received on the CEEB Advanced Placement Examinations. Please note that credits for AP exams do not count toward the 24 credit requirement for admission to UH Mānoa as a transfer student. For a complete list of the courses required for graduation, please refer to Shidler’s curriculum and degree requirements.

Proration for Transfer Students

Students who have transferred into UH Mānoa from a non-UH system school have a pro-rated Focus requirement based on the number of accepted transfer credits upon admission. (Please refer to Shidler College curriculum and degree requirements.)

Transfer Credits W H E O
0-36 5* 1 1 1
37-54 4* 1 1 1
55-88 3* 1 1E or 1 O
89+ 2* 1 0 0

*At least two Writing Intensive courses must be 300-level or above


Students may contact the Office of Student Academic Services (OSAS) for further information or to schedule an advising appointment. The OSAS is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Office of Student Academic Services
Shidler College of Business A-202
(808) 956-8215 or (808) 956-4869

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Students may also contact the Office of Admissions for questions regarding the status of their application and/or transcript evaluation.

Office of Admissions
Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services Room 001
(808) 956-8975