Pre-Business Students (UH Mānoa)

On this page:

  1. How to apply
  2. Deadlines
  3. Transfer courses from other universities (if any)
  4. Link to the application
  5. Questions?


Current UH undergraduates must be accepted into the business program to start a business major.

How to Apply

Current UH undergraduates have a simple set of steps to apply:

  1. Complete (or be enrolled in the final requirements at the time of application) all business admissions requirements
  2. Submit an internal application by the deadline



Semester of desired admission to Shidler Application link active Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Fall Jan. 15-April 1, 12pm HST March 1st April 1st
Spring Aug. 15-Nov. 1, 12pm HST October 1st November 1st

All current UH students should apply by the priority deadline.

Applications filed by the Priority Deadline will receive a decision BEFORE the start of registration for the upcoming semester.

Applications received after the priority deadline and before the final deadline MAY NOT receive a decision until after the start of registration, which may impact course availability.


Transfer Course Work

Students who have taken pre-business core classes at schools outside of the UH system may need to submit a program petition for course equivalency. 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 taking classes outside of the UH system may also check their unofficial transfer credit course equivalencies to see how their credits may transfer to UH Mānoa.

Students taking classes within the UH system can 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 an official 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.


Apply for a business major!




^The application link is only live at certain times of year (see Deadlines, above)



I. To schedule an appointment, current UH Manoa Exploratory Business students may schedule an appointment online with either the Shidler Admissions advisor or an advisor in the Manoa Advising Center in STAR Balance.

UH Manoa undergraduates who are not Exploratory should make an appointment with the Shidler Admissions Advisor.

  • Current UH Manoa students who want to change to Exploratory Business need to contact the Manoa Advising Center (


II. Students may contact the Office of Student Academic Services (OSAS) for further information or to schedule an advising appointment:

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


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

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

Office of the Registrar
Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services Room 010
(808) 956-8010