First Year Students: Kuleana Checklist

Kuleana Checklist Spring 2024

Welcome to the HPU ‘Ohana! Here is where you will find simplified next steps to ensure you are ready for your arrival on campus. Check back periodically over the fall and winter to view Kuleana Checklists and watch 'Ohana Check-In recordings as we progress toward Spring!

In Case You Missed It!

Make sure you're on the right track for a smooth adjustment to HPU! Kuleana means responsibility in Hawaiian. It's also one of our values. Follow your Kuleana Checklists below!

  WATCH 'OHANA CHECK-IN RECORDINGS HERE!

COMPLETE YOUR KULEANA CHECKLISTS BELOW

1. COMPLETE YOUR PRE-REGISTRATION FORM

FIRST YEAR STUDENTS ONLY  **THE PRE-REGISTRATION FORM DOES NOT APPLY TO TRANSFER OR VISITING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS**

If you submitted your enrollment deposit in the past two weeks, you likely have not yet received your pre-registration form your Academic Advisor. No stress! Click the button above to get started with pre-registration.

Please submit ONE pre-registration form no later than Friday, December 1.

Please contact Academic Advising with questions about pre-registration and your spring 2024 class schedule.

ACADEMIC ADVISING
EMAIL:
advising@hpu.edu
CALL:
(808) 544-1198

 2. Apply for Financial Aid

We encourage every eligible family to apply for federal student aid to help pay for college. Click the button above to access the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you’ve already filed your FAFSA, review your financial aid status by double-checking that you’ve submitted all paperwork, and have satisfied the requirements.

Check your HPU email and MyHPU Portal regularly to ensure you've satisfied any requirements necessary to receive aid.

FOLLOW PATH: my.hpu.edu > Student Services (left blue navigation bar) > Financial Aid > Offer/Requirements

Please contact our Financial Aid office with questions about federal aid, scholarships, grants, and loans.

Please include YOUR HPU STUDENT ID NUMBER when communicating with the office of Financial Aid.

FINANCIAL AID
EMAIL:
financialaid@hpu.edu
CALL:
(808) 544-0253

Veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces including those currently on active duty should contact our Military and Veteran Center with questions about how the Post 9/11 GI Bill can fund your education.

MILITARY/VETERANS CENTER
Pioneer Plaza (PL)
900 Fort Street Mall, Suite 200
Honolulu, HI 96813

EMAIL: va@hpu.edu
CALL: (808) 356-5222

3. Login and Setup MyHPU

GET TO KNOW MYHPU! MyHPU (my.hpu.edu) is your self-service student portal.

Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to login to MyHPU for the first time. Otherwise, sign in directly to your student portal by clicking the button above.

Click the different tabs and icons on your MyHPU dashboard to access important information regarding:

  • Financial Aid, Loans, and Scholarship requirements
  • Tuition and Fees, eBill Statements *viewable when you are registered for at least one class*
  • Housing Applications and Meal Plans
  • Shark Shuttle Schedules and much more!

WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO IN MYHPU PORTAL?

View academic and community events, update your personal information, check your HPU email, view your degree plan, make online tuition payments, check your grades, and manage other important university business.

Setup your HPU student email account (Gmail Icon) to send and receive official university communications.

PRO TIP: Automatically forward your HPU emails to your preferred email account so you don't miss important HPU announcements and deadlines!

Please contact HPU Information Technology Services (ITS) with any tech-related issues when logging into MyHPU.

ITS HELP DESK
EMAIL: help@hpu.edu
CALL: (808) 566-2411

1. SECURE HOUSING

HOUSING APPLICATIONS FOR THE SPRING 2024 SEMESTER OPEN ON NOVEMBER 7.

  • Submit Your Intent to Enroll Form and $200 Enrollment Deposit (if newly enrolled)
  • Submit Your Housing Application and $400 Housing Deposit*
  • Return Your Signed On-Campus Housing Agreement & Acceptance Form**
  • Receive Your Housing and Roommate Assignment in early January!

*On-campus housing inventory is limited. If your housing application is received, and no housing is available, you will be informed within three business days that you have been placed on a waitlist.

*After submitting your housing application, a housing and meal plan agreement form will be sent to your HPU email account. Until this agreement form is submitted, your housing is not confirmed. Due to limited housing inventory, you are encouraged to sign and submit your housing agreement form upon receipt.

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Go to the Housing Portal and log in with your MyHPU credentials.
  2. Click on the Housing Application link in the top menu.
  3. Follow the steps to complete your application.

MAKE SURE YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION IN THE FINAL REVIEW STEP!

HOUSING & RESIDENCE LIFE
EMAIL:
housing@hpu.edu
CALL: (808) 544-1436

 2. PLAN TO PAY TUITION

MARK THE TUITION PAYMENT DEADLINE OF DECEMBER 18, 2023 ON YOUR CALENDAR.

Students are responsible for paying tuition less any anticipated financial aid, scholarships, loans, military benefits, discounts, or other aid and benefits in full by the tuition due date; or be enrolled in a payment plan before this date. Click the button above to visit our "New Students and Families" page for everything you need to know about paying your tuition.

REVIEW HPU'S ACADEMIC CALENDAR


LOOK AHEAD

  • GET READY FOR YOUR FIRST EBILL STATEMENT - coming in early December!

HPU will create eBill Statements for you at least once a month and will send an email letting you know your eBill Statement is ready to view in MyHPU. Look for them in your HPU email account.

Check out a sample eBill here so you know how to read and understand yours when you receive it.

  • CONSIDER SIGNING UP FOR A PAYMENT PLAN

A payment plan will spread the cost into more manageable monthly installments. Payment plans are open on the first day you receive a bill. Sign up by December 14, 2023, to enroll in the 6-month plan option (this is the plan with the lowest monthly installments). 

  • ADD PARENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS AS AUTHORIZED USERS

If others should be able to view your eBill Statements, monitor your financial status, or make payments on your behalf, grant them access now.

Please contact our Student Accounts office with questions about tuition and fees, refunds, and charges on your student account.

STUDENT ACCOUNTS (BUSINESS OFFICE)
EMAIL:
studentaccounts@hpu.edu
CALL: (808) 356-5272

3. UPLOAD DOCUMENTS IN MYHPU

State of Hawaii‘i law mandates that certain health requirements be cleared before students can enter into postsecondary institutions (Hawaii‘i Administrative Rules, Title 11, Department of Health, Chapter 157 Examination and Immunization) which may be found here.

Upload a photo for your HPU Student ID and Health Forms D and E no later than Friday, December 15.

Click the button above and upload your documents in MyHPU.

  • Tuberculosis and Measles, Mumps, Rubella FORM D
  • Tetanus-Diphtheria-Acceular Pertussis, Varicella, and Meningococcal Conjugate FORM E

It is preferred that students print and bring both forms to their medical provider. The medical practitioner will review the requirements, enter the required information, and sign each form. Students should then upload those health records to Med+Proctor in MyHPU.

HOW TO UPLOAD A PHOTO FOR YOUR HPU ID
HOW TO UPLOAD SIGNED MEDICAL FORMS D AND E

1. Level Up with Placement Testing

**PLACEMENT TESTING DOES NOT APPLY TO VISITING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS**

Depending on your declared major, you will need to take a writing test, a math test or both. A unique voucher was assigned to you for writing, math, or both depending on the major you selected when you applied.

PLACEMENT TEST REQUIREMENTS BY MAJOR

Writing Placement Test: All Majors
Residential Honors students are exempt from the English writing placement assessment.

Math Placement Test: Business Administration, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Science, Marine Biology, Mathematics, Oceanography

Click the button above to learn how you can access the placement tests.

ACT AND SAT SCORES

Depending on ACT, SAT, or other test results, you may be exempt from placement testing. Please review our placement guide, and contact advising@hpu.edu if you believe you may be exempt.

Please contact the Center for Academic Success (CAS), Testing Services with questions about English and Math placement testing.

CENTER FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS, TESTING SERVICES
EMAIL:
assessment@hpu.edu
CALL:
(808) 544-9334

Not Sure Where to Submit Official Transcripts, Dual Credits, and other exam scores?

Request official high school or college transcripts from your institution and arrange to have them sent to HPU directly. Unfortunately, we cannot accept transcripts that are sent to HPU by students and parents.

Have your school send your transcripts to:

OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS
EMAIL:
admissions@hpu.edu

MAILING ADDRESS:
Hawaii Pacific University
Office of Admissions
1 Aloha Tower Drive
Honolulu, HI 96813

Official exam scores such as SAT, ACT, IELTS, TOEFL, AP, IB should also be sent to the office of admissions.

 2. Fill Out A FERPA Form

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a federal law designed to protect the confidentiality of student records that an institution maintains.

HOW DOES FERPA AFFECT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?

As an HPU student, only you have access to your education records and student account. Under the FERPA law, HPU cannot disclose personally identifiable information from a student's education records to a third party (INCLUDING A STUDENT'S PARENTS) without the student's prior written authorization.

If you would like your parents or guardians to have access to your student information/account, please click the button above to fill out and sign an Authorization to Release Education Records form and email the signed copy to registrar@hpu.edu prior to arriving on campus

3. Connect with Accessibility Services

CAS implements and coordinates reasonable accommodations and disability-related services that afford equal access to university programs and activities. Accessibility Services is available to serve all students with disabilities, including those with temporary injuries and long-term cognitive, learning, psychological, sustained head injuries, sensory, mobility, and other physical impairments.

If applicable, connect with Accessibility Services by clicking the button above or by contacting them directly.

CENTER FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS, ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES
EMAIL:
access@hpu.edu
CALL:
(808) 544-9334

ADDRESS
Waterfront Plaza (WP)
500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 6-400
Honolulu, HI 96813


 

1. Plan Your Travel

Whether you are traveling from abroad, moving from the mainland, or a resident of Hawai’i, it is important to plan ahead and make sure all your transportation needs are addressed. 

Visit our Traveling to HPU page by clicking the button above. Here you can find discounted hotels, ground transportation options, airport shuttle service to campus, campus parking information.

Not sure what to bring when moving on-campus?

Need to schedule an airport shuttle?

Check out our interactive campus maps below to familiarize yourself with the area.

Downtown Campus Map

Hawaii Loa Campus Map

Please contact Student Activities with questions about travel and transportation resources.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES
EMAILreadysetgo@hpu.edu
CALL: (808) 544-0277

 2. Connect with Your Academic Advisor

Academic Advisors assist students with their transition into college, as well as finding and understanding the major and degree plan that’s best for them. Click the button above to figure out who your Advisor is and schedule an appointment with them to ensure your spring schedule is good to go!

Your pre-registration form (first year students only), official transcripts/exam scores, and placement testing scores assist our advisors in developing a solid class schedule for you. Be sure to complete those steps prior to scheduling an advising appointment.

Schedule an Advising Appointment

Please contact Academic Advising with questions about pre-registration and your class schedule.

ACADEMIC ADVISING
EMAIL:
advising@hpu.edu
CALL: (808) 544-1198

3. ACCEPT OR DECLINE AID AWARD

If you’ve already filed your FAFSA, review your financial aid status by double-checking that you’ve submitted all paperwork, and satisfied the requirements.

Regularly check your HPU email and MyHPU Portal to ensure you've satisfied any requirements necessary to receive aid.

Click the button above for step-by-step instructions on how to accept or decline your aid award package.

Please contact Financial Aid with questions about your federal aid, scholarships, grants and loans.

Always include your name and HPU STUDENT ID NUMBER in communications.

FINANCIAL AID
EMAIL: financialaid@hpu.edu
CALL: (808) 544-0253

1. REVIEW FINANCIAL AID AWARD

If you’ve already filed your FAFSA, review your financial aid status by double-checking that you’ve submitted all paperwork necessary to receive aid. Check your HPU email in MyHPU regularly.

Click the button above for instructions on how to accept or decline your aid award package.

FOLLOW PATH: my.hpu.edu > Student Services > Financial Aid > Offer/Requirements

Please contact the Office of Financial Aid with questions about your federal aid (FAFSA), scholarships, and loan status.

ALWAYS include YOUR NAME AND HPU STUDENT ID NUMBER in communications.

FINANCIAL AID
EMAIL: financialaid@hpu.edu
CALL: (808) 544-0253

2. CONSIDER A PAYMENT PLAN

CONSIDER ENROLLING IN A MONTHLY PAYMENT PLAN

Enrolling in a monthly payment plan gives you the ability to conveniently distribute your portion of tuition and fees across manageable monthly installments. Payment plans also help you avoid high interest rates normally seen with traditional loans.

The cost to you is a small, non-refundable enrollment fee of $65 (Fall or Spring terms) and $35 (Summer term) for each term you wish to enroll in a payment plan.

Enrollment opens the first week of December, after charges post and after you have received your first eBill Statement.

SPRING PAYMENT PLANS & ENROLLMENT SCHEDULE:

6 MONTHS
Enrollment Period:
First week of December – December 14
Due Dates: December 15, January 1, February 1, March 1, April 1, May 1

5 MONTHS
Enrollment Period:
December 15 – December 31
Due Dates: January 1, February 1, March 1, April 1, May 1

4 MONTHS
Enrollment Period:
January 1 – January 31
Due Dates:  February 1, March 1, April 1, May 1

3 MONTHS
Enrollment Period:
February 1 – February 28
Due Dates: March 1, April 1, May 1

Please contact Student Accounts with questions about payment plans, tuition/fees, refunds, tuition insurance, and charges on your student account.

STUDENT ACCOUNTS
EMAIL
studentaccounts@hpu.edu
CALL: (808) 356-5272

3. WRAP UP HOUSING AND TRAVEL

BE PREPARED - FINALIZE YOUR HOUSING AND TRAVEL PLANS!

Rental housing is always in high demand in Hawai'i. Honolulu is one of the most desirable cities to live in and one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Because of this, the housing market is very tight both on and off campus, and therefore we encourage you to secure housing as soon as possible.

Learn how to apply for On-Campus Housing.

Visit our Traveling to HPU page by clicking the button above. Here you can find hotel and airfare discounts, ground transportation options, and find campus parking rates and locations.

Not sure what to bring when moving on-campus?

Please contact our Housing office with questions about campus housing, housing deposits and agreements, meal plans, and off-campus housing resources.

HOUSING & RESIDENCE LIFE
EMAIL: 
housing@hpu.edu
CALL: (808) 544-1436

1. REVIEW THE STUDENT HANDBOOK

Students are responsible for knowing and abiding by academic and administrative regulations of the University as stated in the Academic Catalog and Student Handbook. Students, by the act of registration, agree to observe all provisions of the Academic Catalog, Student Handbook, the Code of Student Conduct, any academic handbook or program requirements and all other university policies, procedures, and handbooks.

Click the button above to access the HPU Student Handbook online. In it you will find institutional policies and procedures as well as important phone numbers and general directory information.

Please contact our Title IX Coordinator with questions about the student handbook.

CARLY MORMAN, HPU TITLE IX COORDINATOR
EMAIL: cmorman@hpu.edu
CALL: (808) 544-0276

2. COMPLETE TITLE IX COURSES ONLINE

HPU provides our ‘ohana with opportunities for growth and the knowledge to make educated decisions. To aid in that process, new incoming students are required to complete three Title IX online courses: Know your Limit, Impressions, and Intervene. Complete your Title IX course modules before the first day of class (Monday, January 8, 2024).

Click the button above to access the course modules, then enter your login credentials: 

Username: Your HPU email address (___@my.hpu.edu)
Password: HPUShark1!

The first time you log in, the system will prompt you to reset your temporary password and set a security question.

Please contact our Title IX Coordinator with questions about these mandatory Title IX modules.

CARLY MORMAN, HPU TITLE IX COORDINATOR
EMAIL: cmorman@hpu.edu
CALL: (808) 544-0276

3. DOWNLOAD THE GUIDEBOOK APP

Download the Guidebook app today and check your HPU email for notifications from Student Activities, First Year Programs office. That email will contain details on how to search for HPU’s Orientation Schedule in the app, so you have a digital Orientation schedule right at your fingertips!

Additionally, that email will give you further instructions on how to RSVP for optional Orientation weekend activities planned. All students must complete a liability waiver to participate in Orientation programming/activities.

Submit your Liability Waiver no later than TBD

Although space on these optional activities is limited, students will have many opportunities to participate in recreational and educational activities both on and off campus throughout the year.

Please contact Student Activities with questions about Orientation.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES
EMAIL: readysetgo@hpu.edu
CALL: (808) 544-0277