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Mānoa Advising Center. Tips & Strategies for Transferring Pre-Major & Undecided Students. Megumi Makino-Kanehiro Michiko Bigus Comfort Sumida Rayna Isaki. Academic Advising at UHM. Tiered advising structure College / School Advisors Major Advisors Special populations

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Tips strategies for transferring pre major undecided students

Mānoa Advising Center

Tips & Strategies for Transferring Pre-Major & Undecided Students

Megumi Makino-Kanehiro

Michiko Bigus

Comfort Sumida

Rayna Isaki


Academic advising at uhm

Academic Advising at UHM

  • Tiered advising structure

    • College / School Advisors

    • Major Advisors

    • Special populations

      • Pre-Health / Pre-Law Advising

      • Student Athlete Academic Services

      • Student Support Services

      • KOKUA Program

      • Honors Program

      • ROTC Advising


Declared students

Declared Students

Colleges

Schools

Advising “home” is the Student Academic Services office for their college / school:

Arts & Sciences

Business

Education

Engineering

Medicine

Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources

Architecture

Hawaiian Knowledge

Nursing & Dental Hygiene

Ocean & Earth Science & Technology

Pacific & Asian Studies

Social Work

Travel Industry Management


Undeclared pre major students

Undeclared/Pre-Major Students

Advising “home” is Mānoa Advising Center

Undeclared (General Arts & Sciences)

Official pre-majors

Unofficial pre-majors (examples)

  • Pre-Business

  • Pre-Dental

  • Pre-Education

  • Pre-Engineering

  • Pre-KRS

  • Pre-Law

  • Pre-Math

  • Pre-Medicine

  • Pre-Nursing

  • Pre-Pharmacy

  • Pre-Psychology

  • Pre-Social Work

  • Pre-TIM

  • Pre-ACM

  • Pre-Communications

  • Pre-Interdisciplinary Studies


M noa advising center

Mānoa Advising Center

Mānoa Advising Center

Mānoa Advising Center

[email protected]

  • Ratio of 4500:4

  • Services for UHM undeclared & pre-major students:

    • Prospective, incoming & current

      • Major selection

      • Academic planning

      • Registration advising

    • Current

      • Signatures, petitions, academic actions


Challenges for transfer students

Challenges for transfer students

  • Late registration for the first semester at UHM

  • Over 80 academic majors

  • Major requirements vary

    • Open majors

    • Pre-majors

    • Sequential majors

    • Gen.Ed variation across different majors


Tips for smooth transition timely graduation

Tips for smooth transition & timely graduation

  • Start major exploration early

    • Know the major options

    • Be familiar with the requirements of potential major(s)

      • Gen.Ed courses

      • pre-requisite or intro-level major courses

      • Admission requirements

  • Early decision is strongly recommended

    • Professional degrees (e.g., engineering, education, nursing, business, architecture)

    • natural sciences, performing/creative arts, languages


Tips continued

Tips (continued)

  • Complete major-related lower-level courses at CC

    • Intro-level or prerequisite courses

    • Admission requirements

    • High demand courses

      • COM 201

      • SP 151, 251

      • ART 113, 116

    • Math / natural science foundation courses


Courses required in a sequence

Courses required in a sequence

  • Math -- (pre-)calculus

  • Math 111, 112 (for elementary education)

  • Chemistry 161/L, 162/L

  • Biology 171/L, 172/L

  • Physiology 141/L, 142/L

  • (Accounting 201, 202)

  • (Language 101, 102, 201, 202)


Engineering math sequence

Pre-calculus (Math 135)

Year 1 (F)

Calculus III

Year 1 (S)

Calculus IV

Pre-calculus (Math 140)

Year 2 (F)

other major

courses

Calculus I (Math 241)

Year 2 (S)

Calculus II (Math 242)

Year 3 (F)

Year 3 (S)

Engineering & Math sequence


Tips continued1

Tips (continued)

  • UHM: Students are highly recommended to declare major by junior year (55 credits)

  • Think about the time of transfer and plan early

    • Some majors require certain number of credits at UHM

    • Some majors accept students only once a year

    • Be aware of other requirements (e.g., non-introductory & 300+ credits)


Appointments with mac advisors

Appointments with MAC Advisors

  • Advisor by alpha

  • In-person advising recommended

  • Same day appointments

  • Schedule by:

    • Come in-person to QLC 101

    • Call (808) 956-7273 between 8:30am-9:00am

  • Exceptions

  • Walk-ins only during certain periods

  • Ideal period to meet over summer

  • Meet after transfer credit evaluation completed


Preparation for appointment

Preparation for Appointment

  • Have some majors in mind

    -Career options

  • Be familiar with STAR

  • Transfer database


Discussion

Discussion

We would like to get feedback on areas you feel we could better assist transfer students who are pre-major or undecided.


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