New Student Orientation
UH-Manoa hosts new student orientation sessions every semester for freshmen, transfers, and even parents of new UH-Manoa students. Check the website for dates at the beginning of each semester or contact the New Student Programs office directly. Website: www.hawaii.edu/nso
2465 Campus Road, Campus Center 208
Honolulu, HI 96822
Telephone: (808) 956-3667• Toll Free: (888) 700-5420
Prospective students may contact the undergraduate chair to make an initial appointment for advising. New NREM students are advised by the college's undergraduate advisors (www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/advising). Once students are ready to select a pathway and specialization area, they are assigned to an NREM faculty member who serves as their department advisor. All students must meet with the CTAHR advisors once a semester to release the hold on their registration. Department advisors assist students with their choice of specialization electives, finding a suitable internship, and pursuing post-graduate academic and career goals
- Advanced Placement Scores
- English Language Institute Placement
- Pre-Chemistry Assessment (CHEM 161 only)
- Hawaiian/Second Language Assessment: see "Placement Exams" at www.hawaii.edu/myuh/manoa/ for test dates and https://manoa.hawaii.edu/gened/req/hsl/ for waiver or back credits.
- Mathematics Assessment
All NREM majors must take NREM 203, MATH 203, or a higher-level calculus course. There is no assessment required to take NREM 203. Students must take the mathematics assessment to place into MATH 203, a higher-level calculus course, or MATH 140 (Precalculus).
Students following the natural science pathway must also take PHYS 151+L. All students who wish to enroll in PHYS 151 must have credit for MATH 140 or a higher MATH course, or received a passing score on the mathematics assessment exam. NREM 203 does not meet the PHYS 151 prerequisite.
All NREM students must take CHEM 161+L, which requires taking the chemistry assessment. Students who do not place into CHEM 161 can take CHEM 131 as a prerequisite.