Apply - First Time, New Student

How to Apply: New Student (never attended college before)
You must be 18 years of age by the first day of instruction, a high school graduate or have received a GED.

1. Review Application Deadline and Residency Status

2. Submit an application

3. Receive your Decision Email

You'll receive an email that informs you if your application has been accepted or denied. If accepted, the message will also include important information on your first steps to enrolling, including New Student Orientation.

4. Sign up for your UH account

Go to https://www.hawaii.edu/username/ and click on "Get A UH Username" on the right side of the page. Follow the directions on the web pages to get your user name and password. This account is needed to register for classes, establishes your “hawaii.edu” email account and for is used for many other transactions.

5. Determine Placement in English and math

Leeward uses a variety of ways to check your skill levels in English and math, to help place you in English and math courses in which you are most likely to succeed. Details.

6. Attend the New Student Orientation

To assist you in reaching your college goals, all students are required to participate in a New Student Orientation (NSO) session and to sign up for a counseling session. You will not be allowed to register for classes until you complete NSO and meet with a counselor.

More information will be sent to your Hawaii.edu email after you create your UH Username.

If you are planning to take online courses, the iLearn@Leeward site has additional resources you'll need to succeed online. Also, join our online community for distance education students!

7. Check out and apply for financial aid.

8. Visit a counselor for academic advising.

9. Prepare for Registration

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