Get a running start – earn college credit and gain admission into the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa today!

Hawai‘i high school students can earn college credits
at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa!

The Mānoa Academy is an innovative Statewide program for select Hawaiʻi high school juniors and seniors.

Eligible students have the opportunity to enroll in University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa courses and begin their pathway to a baccalaureate degree -- at little cost to them or their families.

Students will find new horizons opening for them through transformational experiences, civic engagement, global studies, and exposure to an internationally acclaimed research faculty.

Mānoa Academy courses are available in four ways:

  • Mānoa Academy: Online
  • Mānoa Academy: Running Start (on the UH Mānoa campus)
  • Mānoa Academy: in the High School (at partner high schools)
  • Mānoa Academy Beijing, Summer 2018 (global experience of a lifetime)

Discover more about the Mānoa Academy and join us! For more information, contact:

Lee-Ann Arakaki

Lee-Ann Arakaki
Tel: 808.956.4211



Denise Konan

Denise Konan
Executive Director of Manoa Academy
Dean of the College of Social Sciences, UHM



Mānoa Academy Mission: The Mānoa Academy inspires Hawai'i high school students to become global leaders through well-rounded collegiate experiences. The Mānoa Academy increases college access, affordability, and success by providing a platform to complete a semester or more of tuition-free transferable UH Mānoa credits for high school students. With year-round programing, participants can complete a wide array of course and service-learning opportunities. Diverse offerings inspire students to become global leaders by broadening their horizons through transformational experiences, civic engagement, study abroad, and exposure to cutting-edge research.