COVID-19 Dual Credit Updates

General Updates

*Please check back for the most up-to-date information.*

Spring 2022

  • Early College:  While the majority of Early College classes continue to be offered in an online (synchronous or asynchronous) format, more classes are transitioning back to in-person instruction at the high school campus.  (As mentioned for earlier terms, classes with in-person meetings need approval by UH campus leadership and high school leadership.)
  • Running Start:  High school students participating in Running Start continue to follow the same guidelines as “regular” UH students. Instruction at many UH campuses continues to transition back to increasingly in-person instruction – with hybrid and online options still available.  Given a COVID-19 surge, in-person and hybrid classes at UH campuses shifted to online instruction for the first three weeks of the Spring 2022 term before resuming in-person instruction on January 31.  (Additional information is available here.)
  • Given the updates to UH’s COVID-19 guidance effective on January 3, 2022, all students (including Early College and Running Start students) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in in-person or hybrid classes on a UH campus (or other University Site).  Students who receive an approved exemption to this vaccination requirement must provide proof of a current negative COVID-19 test prior to arriving at a UH campus (or other University Site).  Students who do not meet these requirements may only participate in online classes.  (Additional information is available here.)  Early College and Running Start students taking a college class that is 100% online or that has face-to-face meetings at the high school campus will not be subject to the vaccination requirement.  (Early College and Running Start students will need to comply with UH’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement to visit a UH campus or other University Site.)

Fall 2021

  • Early College:  The majority of Early College classes continued to be offered in an online (synchronous or asynchronous) format.  Classes with in-person meetings continued to need approval by UH campus leadership and leadership at the relevant high school.
  • Running Start:  High school students participating in Running Start continued to follow the same guidelines as “regular” UH students. Instruction at many UH campuses began to transition back to in-person instruction – with hybrid and online options still available.
  • Given the updates to UH’s COVID-19 guidance for the Fall 2021 term (additional info available here), Early College or Running Start students with any face-to-face meetings (for classes, in-person services, or on-campus activities) occurring on a UH campus must comply with the COVID-19 vaccination requirement or participate in weekly COVID testing.  Early College and Running Start students taking a college class that is 100% online or that has face-to-face meetings at the high school campus will not be subject to the vaccination requirement and do not need to participate in weekly COVID testing.

Spring 2021 & Summer 2021

  • Early College:  The majority of Early College classes continued to be offered in an online (synchronous or asynchronous) format.  Any classes with in-person meetings must be approved by UH campus leadership and leadership at the relevant high school.
  • Running Start:  High school students participating in Running Start continued to follow the same guidelines as “regular” UH students.  Instruction at the majority of UH campuses continues to be primarily online with a small number of hybrid and entirely in-person classes. (More information is available here).

Summer 2020 & Fall 2020

  • Early College: All Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 Early College classes were offered online.  For the Fall 2020 term, requests for exceptions to this policy (i.e., face-to-face meetings) needed to be approved on a case-by-case basis by campus leadership and were required to meet the more rigorous health and safety requirements of both institutions.
  • Running Start:  High school students participating in Running Start were considered to be taking “regular” UH classes and were expected to participate in the same way as other UH students.  Any face-to-face meetings or instruction that these students received at the UH campus followed UH COVID-19 guidelines.

Spring 2020

  • Early College: The majority of Spring 2020 Early College courses moved online starting on Monday, March 30, 2020 unless the high school and UH campus made alternative arrangements. It was recommended that students contact the Early College coordinator at their high school regarding end-of-semester procedures.
  • Running Start: High school students participating in Running Start were expected to participate in the same way as “regular” UH students. Running Start classes resumed on Monday, March 23, 2020 primarily through remote delivery. 
  • Due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the middle of the semester, there were special UH grading options available to students during the Spring 2020 term.  These grading options were not extended beyond the Spring 2020 term.

Online Resources for Students

UH Student Account Services

Laulima

This is UH’s default online learning and collaboration system. It’s very likely that the instructor for your online Early College course will use Laulima as their online Learning Management System and will expect you to sign on to access materials, engage with your peers, and submit assignments through this platform.

  • Introductory video:  Watch this video for a brief overview of Laulima.
  • Student tutorials:  Learn how to submit an assignment, view your grades, etc.
  • Student FAQs:  Get answers to frequently asked questions such as how to log in, how to access your courses, and what to do if you don’t see tabs for your courses in Laulima.
  • Request Assistance:  Complete this form if you are experiencing issues in Laulima to get help from UH Information Technology Services. 

MyUH Services

Use this centralized “portal” to access your UH email, Laulima account, course registration, and other information.

STAR

Register for classes (depending on your UH campus’ procedures) or explore this resource to learn how UH students are navigated through advising and registration so they can graduate on time.

 

General Online Learning Resources

UH Online

Access resources to prepare you for success as an online student, including an assessment of your readiness for online learning.

Remote Learning in Spring 2022

Get information about preparing for distance learning in the Spring 2021 term and UH System and campus-specific COVID-19 updates.

 

Tutoring

UH Online Learning Academy

Make an appointment for free online tutoring in math, science, and/or writing provided by highly qualified college tutors at UH Manoa. This service is available to K-12 students attending a Hawai‘i DOE school or students attending any UH campus.

Tutor.com for UHCC Students

Sign in to access free online tutoring available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in a wide variety of courses. This service is available to students taking at least 1 course at a UH Community College.

 

Technological Support

UH Information Technology Services (ITS) Help Desk

Contact the ITS Help Desk if you need support with technology connected with your online Early College class.

UH Technology Support

Review information about various technology resources available to UH students compiled by UH ITS, including how to sign up for the UH Alert emergency notification system.

Zoom Tutorial

Zoom is one of the most common web conferencing tools used by UH instructors to facilitate lectures and class meetings online. This tutorial document provides information for students about how to start using Zoom. You will need to be signed into your UH email account for access.

Google Meet Tutorial

Google Meet is another common web conferencing tool used by UH instructors for lectures and class meetings. This tutorial document provides information for students about how to start using Google Meet.

Additional Early College & Running Start Resources

Early College:  More information about the Early College contact/coordinator at each UH campus is available here.

Running Start:  More information about the Running Start contact/counselor at each UH campus is available here.

In addition, more information is available on the Early College page on the Hawai’i DOE’s Teaching and Learning:  Return to Learn website.

Additional UH Campus COVID-19 Info