COP students


Individuals interested in attending the UHM and who meet the following criteria should be encouraged to apply:

  1. Be a bona fide Hawai’i resident and U.S. citizen, national, or person holding a permanent visa.
    See UH Definition of Hawai‘i Residency online at:
  2. A high school graduate or senior graduating during the 2017-18 school year.  Applicants who have earned or will have earned 12 or more semester transferable credits at the time of application are not eligible for this program.
  3. A cumulative high school GPA of 2.00 at the time of application.

Everyone who meets the criteria above is encouraged to apply; however, primary consideration will be given to applicants who meet the following criteria:

  1. Lack the minimum requirements to gain admission to UHM (coursework, test scores, GPA, high school rank).  See UHM Admission Requirements online at:
  2. Intend to enroll as a full-time student at UH Mānoa.
  3. Able to demonstrate eligibility for need-based funding as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA).
  4. Be the first person in their family to attend a university.

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