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Sina Engelke

MBA Human Resource Management


"In order to complement my MBA degree with some real-world experience in the actual field of Human Resources, I had decided to take one of my classes as an internship.


Next Steps for New Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to one of Hawai'i Pacific University's graduate programs or certificate programs!  Please refer to the checklist below to assist you before arriving on campus!  If you are an international student, click here to learn more about specific items related to your move to Hawai'i.

  1. Review your Acceptance

    An acceptance letter will be mailed to you upon admission.  Inside you will find information on your HPU ID Number, Pipeline account access, and e-mail account information.

  2. Explore Campus Pipeline

    HPU's Pipeline is a secure intranet connecting users to personalized content and services and providing access to e-mail, and other links.  New students will receive their Pipeline login information with their acceptance packet.  The login page can be accessed at  

  3. Confirm your Intent to Enroll

    Pay your $200 non-refundable registration deposit which will be credited towards your tuition.  Once you pay the deposit, you will be issued authorization for web registration. Only students who have paid their registration deposit will be issued a Time Ticket, which is an invisible pass to register.

    Only those students who have paid their registration deposit will be eligible to register.  It may take up to five minutes to process your payment and issue your time ticket to register.  You will not be able to register until it is processed.

    How to pay your Registration Deposit:

    • To pay your deposits online: Login to your HPU Pipeline account at and click on the "eBill + Pay Bill" link in the "My Quick Links Box"
    • To pay your deposits via mail: To submit your tuition deposit, submit your Intent to Enroll form along with your check for $200.  Please make checks payable to "Hawai'i Pacific University", and include "Tuition Deposit" and your student ID number in the memo line.  Then mail to:

      Hawai'i Pacific University
      Office of Admission
      1164 Bishop Street
      Honolulu, Hawai'i 96813-2816

  4. Finalize your Financial Aid and Scholarship Awards

    Financial Aid: Domestic students are encouraged to apply for government Financial Aid through FAFSA.  To learn more, click here.

    Scholarships: HPU offers a limited number of scholarships to qualified applicants.  To learn more about these scholarships, click here.
    If you have been awarded a Scholarship from HPU, it is important that you inform us if you are accepting the award.

  5. Submit Final Transcripts

    If you have not submitted a final official transcript, showing the award of a baccalaureate degree, please submit one.  If your former institution does not have an online transcript request process, you may use our Transcript Request Form

  6. Plan to attend Orientation

    Orientation is being held at various locations on campus depending on which program you are enrolled.  Click here for details.

  7. Adhere to State Health Requirements

    The state of Hawai'i requires all students enrolling at HPU to provide proof of two doses of the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) immunization and a valid TB test taken within the last year in the United States.

  8. Enroll in Student Health Insurance

    Students attending HPU are strongly encouraged to have health insurance. International students are required to have Health Insurance, click here to learn more.

  9. Review Your Degree Requirements for your Program

    Within each program, there are courses and pre-requisites that define the degree requirements.  You will want to write down the pre-requisite(s) for the courses you need to take.  To determine the degree requirements for your program, click here, then select your program, then "Degree Requirements" from the right hand menu.  You can click individual courses to view course pre-requisites.  You can also check your Degree Plan to see which courses you have completed and which you still have pending.  Your Degree Plan is your overall road map to graduation.

  10. Select your Course Selection

    You can search sections and locations of classes via HPU's website.  Enter your query using the Course Schedule; for example, MGMT 6100 or another 6000-level course.  Enter the term/semeter and click "Search."  The next screen will list the avaialble sections.  Click the course title to view the Course, Course Code, Course Description, Pre-requisite(s), Course Reference Number (CRN), Location, Instructor's Name, Time of Class, and other related information.  In cases where there are more than one section, write down your preferred CRNs in the order of priority in preparation of registering online.

  11. Meet with your Academic Advisor

    Your Academic Advisor can assist you with any of the following:

    • Degree requirements and course selection planning;
    • Registering for Classes;
    • Transfer credit information;
    • Answering any other questions you might have.
  12. Register Online

    After you've made a list of classes that you would like to attend, you're ready to register online. Students will be issued authorizations for web registration by email. Only students who have paid their early registration deposit, received financial aid, or been cleared to register will be issued a time ticket or invisible pass to register. Login to your Pipeline account, within the "My Quick Links" section select "Register Online." Select option six (6), enter your CRNs, and click "Submit for Changes." You can view your Class Schedule by returning to the main menu, and selecting "Class Schedule." Since the first day of classes usually begins on Tuesday, navigate to the second week to view your full schedule of courses. If you receive an error message, print screen the message into an email to your primary academic advisor. Your academic advisor will contact you with instructions once the problem has been resolved.

  13. Review the Registration Policies and Deadlines
  14. Settle your Account

    • Online through your Pipeline Account  - you received your username and password in your official acceptance package.
    • By calling or visiting the HPU Business Office (#808-356-5272) or Registrar's Office (#808-544-0239). Click here for a campus map to locate these offices.
  15. Plan your Move to Hawaii