Students who are applying for admission to the
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UHM) as freshmen or as
transfers from another institution can specify Human
Development and Family Studies as their major on their
application form. Acceptance will be based on
a minimum cumulative UHM grade point (GPR) of 2.0.
Students wishing to transfer from another UH campus or outside
college/university must submit an application for admission with the UH
Manoa Office of Admissions.
Current UH Manoa students wishing to transfer from one UHM
program into the HDFS program can send an email request to the CTAHR
Advising Office at
Status as a HDFS major is not official until all necessary
paperwork has been completed and processed. Students are encouraged to
apply to the program within the first month of any given semester to
allow adequate time to process their transfers prior to registration for
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required to apply to HDFS.
Your admission to the program will be based on GPA. Students with a
cumulative GPA below 2.0 will be accepted if they have at least a 3.0
GPA for the most recent 18 credits completed.
Important Note: Simply taking courses in the
HDFS program will not lead to admission if the minimum GPA requirement
is not met. Several HDFS courses required for graduation from the
program are restricted to majors only: HDFS 360, HDFS 380-380L, HDFS
492, and HDFS 495. To enroll in HDFS 492 (Internship) and HDFS 495
(Capstone Portfolio), a C minimum grade (not C-) for core courses is