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Getting Started

Welcome! At the University Center, West Hawai’i, we are dedicated to providing you with the assistance you need to achieve your educational goals and objectives. We are here to help you navigate your distance education journey, while providing you with the tools you need to succeed. To get started, follow the steps to enroll below. Contact the University Center, West Hawai’i at (808) 969-8808 or email for more information.


Meet with an Educational Specialist

An educational specialist can help you:

  • Develop educational goals and choose a program
  • Pre-advising
  • Apply
  • Register for classes
  • Provide local support and connect you with resources

star balance buttonIf you have questions, please contact Precious Mae A. Atendido at or call (808) 969-8808.

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Explore Career Paths

Knowing about career options can help you choose the right program. Visit the Hawaii Career Explorer website to learn more.

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Select An Academic Program

Looking for a degree program that fits your needs? The University Center facilitates over 60 UH online and hybrid associate, bachelor’s, post-baccalaureate, and graduate degrees as well as certificates using a variety of technologies.

Explore Programs

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To enroll in a distance learning program, you need to apply to the campus at which you plan to earn your degree. This campus will be considered your home campus. If you are planning to enroll in a graduate degree program you will need to follow the procedure outlined in the admissions policy for that degree.

For more information visit the University of Hawaiʻi Admissions website before applying.

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Online Orientation

UH Online offers a free online orientation to prepare students with the necessary skills to be a successful online student. For more information, go to:

If you are interested in accessing the orientation, please complete UH Online Orientation Registration Form. For questions about the orientation, contact us.

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