Grade Point Average (GPA) Minimum

All students enrolled in the Program must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. For more information regarding academic progress requirements, please refer to the Office of Graduate Education website.

Student Records

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. To learn more about FERPA, please consult the UH Manoa Record & Registration site.

Nondiscrimination Policy

UH Manoa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, national guard absence, status as a covered veteran, and domestic, dating, stalking, or sexual violence victim status. This policy covers admission and access to, and participation, treatment, and employment in UH Manoa’s programs, activities, and services. With regard to employment, UH Manoa is committed to equal opportunity in all personnel actions such as recruitment, hiring, promotion, and compensation. Sexual harassment and other forms of discriminatory harassment are prohibited under the UH Systemwide policy.

UH Manoa strives to promote full realization of equal opportunity through a positive, continuing affirmative action program in compliance with federal Executive Order 11246. The program includes measuring performance against specific annual hiring goals, monitoring progress, and reporting on good faith efforts and results in annual affirmative action plan reports. As a government contractor, UH Manoa is committed to an affirmative policy of hiring and advancing in employment qualified persons with disabilities and covered veterans. For information on equal opportunity policies or complaint procedures for the UH Manoa campus, refer to the UH Manoa Nondiscrimination Policy page.

UH Manoa recognizes its obligation to provide equal access to programs, services, and activities to students with disabilities. Contact the KOKUA (disabled student services) program for accessibility information and services.

Academic Rights and Freedoms of Students

The University of Hawaii, like all state universities, embraces those aspects of academic freedom that guarantee the freedom to teach and the freedom to learn. Free inquiry and free expression for both students and faculty are indispensable and inseparable. Students, whether from the United States or from foreign countries, as members of the academic community are encouraged to develop a capacity for critical judgment and to engage in sustained and independent search for truth.

Students from foreign countries, as full participants in the educational process at the University, have the right to pursue formal knowledge, verbal or written, in whatever directions and with whatever legitimately appropriate associations are necessary, without fear of reprisal.

For its part, the University guarantees all students the freedom of silence. No student is required to engage in research on any topic or make statements of any kind, unless it is the student’s wish to do so.

The University would be most concerned if any government placed its own nationals in jeopardy for engaging in normal academic studies on a university campus; it urges other governments to accept the concepts of academic freedom prevalent here if they intend for their own nationals to study at this institution.