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Providing guidance, advising, and resources for students to make their own informed decisions to develop and achieve their academic and career goals.

  • Academic Advising
  • Admissions
  • Minors and Multiple Major advising/approvals
  • ROTC, VA/GI Bill, Financial Aid, etc. – Academic Advisor approvals
  • Time conflict override and Credit Overload override
  • Graduation
  • Exchange program advising
  • Other Academic and Student Affairs

 

Student Outcomes:

  • Identify and develop career goals and educational plan to achieve those goals
  • Identify College and University policies that affect their educational experience
  • Understand curriculum and impact of prerequisites to build engineering graduation pathway

 

Advising Appointments

Current College of Engineering majors : https://www.star.hawaii.edu/appointment/

Prospective. Incoming, or Non-engineering majors: https://uhcoejill.youcanbook.me/

 

Form Downloads – College of Engineering

Completed forms or questions about forms may be emailed to the SAS office at engr@eng.hawaii.edu or dropped off at Holmes Hall 250.

 

Transfer Request Form

  • Use: For current UHM students to declare into an engineering major (including pre-engineering).
  • Instructions: See Admissions page for info on transfer requirements and required advising appointment with Director of Academic Affairs.
  • Approvals: Review and signature by Director of Academic Affairs.

 

 

Petition to Substitute Form

  • Use: To request to substitute for an engineering requirement on the curriculum check sheet with the use of UHM course (or transfer equivalent) not listed as an option on the curriculum. (General Education requirement substitutions should be discussed directly with Director of Academic Affairs and do not require this form.)
  • Instructions: Fill out form with justification for the substitution and the description or syllabus of potential substitute course(s). Meet with faculty advisor to discuss your reasons and justification. If faculty advisor approves follow up with the next review/approvals.
  • Approvals in the following order: (1) Review and signature by Major Faculty Advisor, (2) Review and signature by Major Department Chair, (3) Review and signature by Director of Academic Affairs.

 

 

Time Conflict Override Form

  • Use: To request override to register for two UHM courses that overlap in time. Students are encouraged to take courses that do not conflict when possible. In many cases, instructors may not be able to accommodate overlaps in exam times or important class time activities that require participation.
  • Instructions: Fill out form and ask one or both instructors to fill out the how you will manage the conflict. Both instructors sign to approve and then email completed form to SAS Office. SAS Office will enter this college level override.
  • Approvals in the following order: (1) Signature of both instructors, (2) SAS Office

 

Credit Overload Override Appeal

  • Use: To request an override to register for more than the maximum credits in a semester, 20 or more credits.
  • Instructions: Provide a letter with semester by semester graduation plan explaining the need for the overload to Director of Academic Affairs and Assistant Dean.
  • Approvals: Review and approval by Director of Academic Affairs and Assistant Dean.

 

*All other override requests/questions should be directed to the instructor or Department of the course (see Advising Guide).

 

Form Downloads- University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Completed forms or questions about forms may be emailed to the SAS office at engr@eng.hawaii.edu or dropped off at Holmes Hall 250.

 

Add form and Drop form (Late Change of Registration Forms)

  • Use: To Add, Change variable credit, or Drop a course after the standard registration deadlines (see Registrar website).
  • Changing registration after the deadlines may have implications on tuition, financial aid, and academic progress and should be discussed with an Academic Advisor in the SAS office.
  • Approvals in the following order: (1)Course Instructor signature, (2) Director of Academic Affairs signature.

 

Leave of Absence

  • Use: For continuing UHM students who need to take 1-2 semesters off from school but intend to return (see Registrar website).
  • Email completed form and schedule appointment with Director of Academic Affairs or Assistant Dean.
  • Approvals: Director of Academic Affairs signature

 

Complete Withdrawal

  • Use: To drop all courses after the semester has begun (see Registrar website).
  • Email and schedule an appointment with Director of Academic Affairs or Assistant Dean.
  • Completely withdrawing from the University will deactivate your student status and you would need to reapply to UHM to return . Doing so after the registration deadline may also have implications on tuition and financial aid.
  • Approvals: All applicable signatures as listed on the form (the last of which is Director of Academic Affairs signature).

 

Change of Grade

  • Use: To request a change to grade or credit amount for a course after the semester has ended.
  • Instructions for student: Contact instructor to ask if they are willing to change your grade or course credit amount based on your situation. Explain to them what you need changed and provide reason why you are requesting this after the course has ended.
  • Instructions for faculty: Download the form, fill out with requested change of credit amount or grade, and contact appropriate next approvals. Students are not allowed to handle this form.
  • Approvals in the following order:
    • For undergraduate students – (1) Course Instructor, (2) Department Chair, (3) Assistant Dean.
    • For graduate students – (1) Course Instructor, (2) Department Chair, (3) Assistant Dean, (4) Graduate Division.

 

Advisors

Song K. Choi, PhD – Assistant Dean

PhD – Mechanical Engineering | MEng – Mechanical Engineering| BS – Mechanical Engineering

schoi@hawaii.edu

 

Jill Nakatsu – Director of Academic of Affairs, Asst. Specialist Faculty

MS – Electrical Engineering | BS – Electrical Engineering

jillkoba@hawaii.edu

 

Office Staff

Charlene Sato – Administrative Assistant

satoca@hawaii.edu

 

Contact Us

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am- 4:30pm HST

Phone: 808-956-8404

Email: engr@eng.hawaii.edu

Engineering Student Academic Services

2540 Dole St.

Holmes Hall 250

Honolulu, HI 96822

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