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Mānoa Academy in the High School

Mānoa Academy is a dual credit program that allows students to earn high school and university credits at the same time. Taught by UH Mānoa instructors, the program lets high school juniors and seniors begin their journey toward a baccalaureate degree in a way that fits conveniently into their daily lives.


Mānoa Academy Partners

The Academy collaborates with partners across Hawaiʻi to provide a wide array of courses and educational experiences. Current partners include:

  • Clarence T.C. Ching PUEO Program
  • Honokaʻa High School
  • Kalani High School
  • Kamehameha Schools Kapālama
  • Kapolei High School (Spring 2020)
  • Kealakehe High School
  • Mauna Kea Scholars Program
  • Pearl City High School (Spring 2020)
  • President Theodore Roosevelt High School
  • University Laboratory School
  • Waiakea High School

Students who are not enrolled at a partner high school may be able to apply as an independent student. UH Mānoa tuition and fees will apply.


University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) Admissions Requirements

All students applying for the Academy must meet the UHM admissions requirements. Applicants must be rising juniors or seniors in high school.

1. 2.8 Cumulative GPA

2. Standardized Test Scores (PSAT, SAT, or ACT)

  • SAT: 560 for Reading/Writing and 540 for Math
  • ACT: 22/22/22 English/Math/Composite

3. High school transcripts


How to Apply

Applications for Summer/Fall 2019 are no longer being accepted.

Spring 2020 deadline: October 1, 2019

Academy Application Steps:

  • Email macademy@hawaii.edu to inform Mānoa Academy of your intent to submit an application.
  • Access the UH application via the UHM Admissions website.
  • If submitting high school transcripts with your application, there is no need to complete the "Self-Reported" section of the application.
  • SAT or ACT scores must be self-reported in the application. The initial admissions decision will be based on this information. You may forward your test scores to UH Mānoa at any time. Our college codes are SAT 4867 and ACT 0902. Upon request from the Office of Admissions, official scores must be submitted directly to UH Mānoa from the testing agency for validation and/or scholarships. Ask your high school counselor for more information on testing locations and deadlines or visit the SAT website or the ACT website.
  • Pay the $70 application fee. The application fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable and valid only for the semester indicated on the application.
    • Mānoa Academy students in good standing will not have to reapply or pay another application fee.
    • An Application Fee Waiver (pdf) may be requested. If you are applying for a waiver, complete the UH application except for the payment portion.

Student Support

If you have any questions, please contact the Academy: macademy@hawaii.edu