UH Transfer Days

University of Hawaiʻi
Chuck Parker, (808) 492-0597
Assoc Dir, Communications, UH Communications
Posted: Feb 13, 2018

Community Colleges hosting UH Transfer Days

Link to video and sound (details below): http://bit.ly/2BWGAHY

WHAT: Kapi‘olani Community College hosts UH Transfer Day, one of many across the state. This is a quick and easy way for University of Hawaiʻi community college students who are on track to graduate with an associate’s degree in May 2018 to apply to UH Mānoa, UH Hilo or UH West Oʻahu with no application fee attached. The fee otherwise is $70 at UH Mānoa, and $50 each at UH Hilo and UH West Oʻahu.

WHY: To encourage more students to transfer to the four-year campuses and make the transition easier

HOW: UH Transfer Days offer students a one-stop-shop event to meet and greet with faculty.

WHO: UH officials from the admissions offices as well as from individual programs/schools at the 4-year campuses provide students hands-on assistance with the “auto-admission” application process; answer questions about college offerings, requirements, tuition and financial aid; and provide information about specific programs.

WHEN: Here is the schedule for UH Transfer Days

Yesterday—event held at Kauaʻi Community College

Today—event held at Kapiʻolani Community College

Wednesday, February 14—Honolulu Community College, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., (various locations)

Thursday, February 15—Windward Community College, 10 a.m. –1 p.m., Hale ʻĀkoakoa 101-105

Tuesday, February 20—Hawaiʻi Community College, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Kaneikeao Building 379-1 on Manono Campus in Hilo

Wednesday, February 21—Leeward Community College, 10 a.m.– 1 p.m., Eucalyptus Courtyard and various locations

Thursday, February 22—UH Maui College, 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m., Ka Lama Building and various locations



Schools represented at the UH Transfer Days are:

UH Mānoa:


  • Admissions
  • Shidler College of Business

  • School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology

  • College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

  • College of Education

  • College of Social Sciences

  • Travel Industry Management

  • College of Engineering

  • College of Natural Sciences


UH Hilo:


  • Admissions

  • International Admissions

  • Financial Aid

  • Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language

  • College of Arts and Sciences--Marine Science

  • College of Arts and Sciences--Nursing

  • College of Business and Economics


UH West Oʻahu:


  • Admissions

  • Financial Aid

  • Business Administration

  • Bachelor of Applied Science--Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management

  • Bachelor of Applied Science--Sustainable Community Food Systems


UH Maui College:


  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Sustainable Science Management (4-year-degree-no application fee)


B-ROLL: (TRT 1 minute, five seconds)


0:00-0:29, 5 shots: Kapiʻolani CC students meeting with representative from the UH Hilo marine science program.

0:29-0:59, 5 shots: Kapiʻolani CC students meeting with representative from the UH Hilo nursing program.

0:59-1:05: Video of UH Transfer Day kiosk outside the Lama Library where some of the Transfer Day sessions were held.


Brenda Ivelisse -- vice chancellor for student services, Kapiʻolani CC  (last name is pronounced ee-vuh-leese)

(13 seconds)

It’s just a great opportunity for students to check out the different programs, not have to pay the fee and look at really what theyʻre interested into transferring, especially the liberal arts students.

(20 seconds)

For UH in general, the advantage of doing the Transfer Day is an opportunity to share out programs that are specific to their areas and really highlight students that have been doing well and what the programʻs about, and so itʻs more in-depth. It’s just a deeper dive into what UH really has to offer.

Mark Ito--Kapiʻolani CC Liberal Arts student--hoping to get his associate degree in May and transfer to UH Mānoa where he wants to get into communications.

(12 seconds)

Transfer Day I think is really important I think not a lot of students are aware of it. For me, this year is really important because I’m wanting to transfer to UH Mānoa,

(8 seconds)

and being able to see like people working in the field saying like, okay, this is like how I used my associate’s degree for my career path for what I did.

(18 seconds)

Without it I think a lot of students would be at a disadvantage because they wouldn’t know where to go, like and some of them don’t have the courage, cause like, they think they know or theyʻre too afraid to ask, so I think like that having this open fair like this is really advantageous for students, in that regard.