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Prospective Students

Eligibility

UH Mānoa students with permanent documented disabilities, who voluntarily disclose their disability status to KOKUA, are eligible for services. KOKUA provides services to students with a range of health-related, mobility-related, hearing, visual, and learning disabilities.

Persons with disabilities who are interested in attending the University of Hawaii at Mānoa may contact the KOKUA Program for information about disability access services, as well as related and general information.

In the UH Mānoa general application process, disability status is not requested or considered in determining admission. Detailed information about the application process can be found on the UH Mānoa Admissions and Records website.

Meet with KOKUA Staff

Once you have been accepted and decide to attend the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, please call to schedule an intake appointment with one of our Counselors. Please reserve (1) hour for this appointment. If you are able please bring a copy of your disability documentation to this appointment.

Our phone number is (808) 956-7612 or (808) 956-7511.

Documentation

All KOKUA students are required to provide complete disability documentation to our office. This documentation is kept in confidential files at the KOKUA Program office. Documentation will vary depending on the classification of disability.

Documentation is reviewed by KOKUA professional staff to determine appropriate accommodations. If documentation is determined to be incomplete, KOKUA may request additional documentation.

Please feel free to download one of our documentation templates:

Psychiatric Disability Verification Form (DOC 184kb)*

Mobility &/or Health-Related Disability Verification Form (PDF 42kb)*

We ask that students retain a copy of their documentation for themselves as KOKUA is not able to indefinitely house originals of disability documentation for future use.

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*Note: You must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to view and print this file. Click here to download the latest Adobe Reader. To obtain this document in an alternative format, please contact the KOKUA Program at (kokua@hawaii.edu).