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Mānoa Academy is open to qualified Hawaiʻi high school juniors and seniors who are enrolled in partnering institutions and meet the UHM admission requirements.

The Academy distinguishes itself from other Early College programs by offering participants provisional admission to UHM.


Applicants must meet UH Mānoa’s admissions criteria, which includes:

  1. 2.8 cumulative GPA
  2. Standard Test Scores
    • SAT: 560 (Reading/Writing), 540 (Math)
    • ACT: 22 (English/Math/Composite)

For more information on the university’s admissions criteria, visit the UHM Office of Admissions.


Students must complete the UH Mānoa application, which is separate from the UH System application. Students who have taken courses through another UH campus will still need to complete the Mānoa application. The Academy will work with the Early College counselor or designated point of contact at the high school or partnering program to assist students with the application process.

The earliest a student may apply to the Academy is in the spring semester of their sophomore year.


A $70 fee will be assessed at the time of application submission. The application fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Students who are in the free and reduced lunch program qualify for an application fee waiver. Students applying for a waiver should complete the UHM application except for the payment portion.

A student who enrolls in and successfully completes an Academy course in the semester immediately following admission will remain in good standing as a Mānoa student and will not need to submit another application or enrollment fee as a student entering UHM in their freshman year.


Prospective students who meet the admission requirements must apply by UHM’s admissions deadlines:

  • October 1: Spring admission
  • March 1: Summer/Fall admission

Additional Admissions Requirements and Information

Students who plan to continue their education at UH Mānoa must submit the following materials:

High school juniors:

1. Unofficial junior year transcripts to UHM Admissions to ensure you are on track in your academic journey.

High school seniors:

  1. Final official high school transcripts. You must complete the following high school requirements by the time you graduate:

    · 3 units of Math
    · 3 units of Science
    · 3 units of Social Sciences
    · 4 units of other college-prep
    · 5 units of electives

    Submit transcripts to:
    Office of Admissions
    2600 Campus Road, Room 001
    Honolulu, HI 96822

  2. Official standardized test scores. This only applies to students that did not submit official scores when they applied to Mānoa Academy. Official scores must be submitted directly to UHM from the testing agency. On test day, please remember to list University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa as one of your institutions. Our college codes are 4867 for the SAT and 0902 for the ACT.
  3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available on October 1.
  4. Apply for the Mānoa STAR Scholarships and New Warrior Scholarships.