Transfer Students (UH System)

How to Apply

If you are transferring to UH Mānoa, planning to pursue a second bachelor’s degree, or listed as an unclassified UH Mānoa student, 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 Admissions & Records website.*
  • Complete all additional requirements such as transferring transcripts from any post-secondary institution(s), pay the application fee, etc. Information on the transfer admission process can be found here.
  • 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.

*UH Community College transfer students may be eligible for Automatic Admission (application fee waived) to UH Mānoa after completion of an Associate degree. UH System Community College transfer students also have the option of applying through the Ka‘ie‘ie program to transfer to UH Mānoa as well. Please see your respective advisor or counselor about these transfer options, or contact the UH Mānoa Admissions office.

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.

Transfer students who meet all admission criteria and have earned an Associate degree from a UH Community College will be admitted as having fulfilled the UH Mānoa general education core (foundation/diversification) requirements. Admission criteria to specific programs may vary. The student should consult with an advisor or counselor for more information.


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 and Articulations

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 they will be able to receive equivalent Mānoa credits.

Students can also check the articulation of their transfer courses on the UH General Education Transfer and Articulation Website.

Students who have received AP, CLEP, or IB credit in the past can submit a copy of their scores to the University of Hawaii 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 as a transfer student.

For a complete list of the courses required for graduation, please refer to Shidler’s Curriculum and Degree Requirements.


Students may also 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- 8215

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Students looking to transfer credits from outside institutions may contact the Office of Admissions for questions regarding the status of their transferred credits.

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