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Application Checklist

  1. ASH Program Online Application
  2. University of Hawaiʻi Transfer Student Application. Email us at semester@hawaii.edu to confirm submission upon completing steps 1 and 2.
  3. Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation from faculty, employment supervisor, or community or religious leaders. Please direct your two referees to this link.
We look forward to reviewing your application! Upon submitting your application materials, we will reach out to you via email to confirm receipt and keep you informed of your application status.

Spring 2023 Application Closed:

Application deadlines for Spring 2023 have passed.

*Housing Update for Spring 2023 students: Due to increased demand of on-campus housing this academic year (2022-2023), we unfortunately cannot secure any holds for on-campus housing. We encourage you to find alternative housing accommodations off-campus in the case you are not granted on-campus housing. We thank you for your understanding.

Fall 2023 Application Deadlines:

January 1, 2023 (Priority Deadline)

March 1, 2023 (Final Deadline)

Digital PDF and Hard Copy Applications:

Digital copies of the ASH Program Application, Personal Statement, Transcripts and Letters of Recommendation can be submitted directly to ASH at semester@hawaii.edu. If you are unable to submit these application materials digitally, please contact us at semester@hawaii.edu about how to mail hard copies of all materials (excluding the online UH system application and application fee) to the following address:

Department of American Studies
c/o A Semester in Hawaiʻi Program
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
1890 East West Road, Moore 331
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96822