Current Students

Distance learning courses can be an excellent way to expand your career opportunities, gain a new skill or expertise, or supplement your traditional study program. This student resources section is designed to be a go-to resource for individuals who are current and/or potential online students. We are here for you and want you to succeed and meet your higher education goals. The resources found here are provided to help you make the most of your online experience.

If you are new to distance learning, be sure to view our Getting Started Guide as it will help you navigate through distance learning at UH Online. For specific questions, please contact us. Our UH Online Team is available to assist and to guide you to the most appropriate college resources and support services.

Academic Counseling/Advising

The University of Hawaiʻi System offers a large range of academic counseling/advising services. You are encouraged to contact your specific school or college, for which you expect to earn your degree, to find out the specific advising services that are available to you. You can schedule an appointment with your counselor/advisor for assistance in planning your schedule to meet the graduation requirements for your major and for help with transfer planning. Or you can contact the University and Education Center in your area for distance learning assistance.


Booklist information is available three weeks before classes begin at the host campus bookstore website.


Contact your home campus counseling center for a range of mental health services available to you.

Disability Services

The University of Hawaiʻi is committed to a barrier-free campus and provides accommodations to ensure students with disabilities equal access to education. We agree to make academic adjustments to ensure non-discrimination of students with disabilities. This commitment is in accordance with applicable state and federal laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II) and the Rehabilitation act of 1973-section 504 and 508, individuals with disabilities have protections against discrimination and are assured access to programs, services and activities. For more information see "Americans with Disabilities Act" and "Rehabilitation Act of 1973 – Section 504 or Section 508".

Students must self-identify to the appropriate Disability Services Office and complete the intake process before receiving reasonable accommodations. To ensure the prompt and effective provision of accommodations, students should contact the Disability Services Office as early as possible. Find your disability services office contact for your home campus.

Financial Aid

Students receiving financial aid should contact their home campus financial aid office before registering for a distance learning class offered by another campus. Additional approval and requirements may be necessary for courses offered by another campus.


Students may contact the nearest Outreach Librarian for library assistance. To access all electronic databases, you will need your UH identification card number. Your UH student ID number is located under the "My Account" tab on your MyUH Portal account, or on your student ID card.


Review the Degree Programs and/or Course Listing to select the offerings that best suit your needs. UH Mānoa, UH Hilo and UH West Oʻahu campuses require an application for admission and acceptance prior to registration. For UH Mānoa Outreach College classes, current UH system students may register without submitting an Outreach College application. In addition, an application is not required of current UH Mānoa, UH Hilo, and UH West Oʻahu students who wish to register for lower-division UH Community College classes.

Registering for a distance learning class is similar to registering for a face-to-face class. Registration for all UH system classes is done via the MyUH Portal.

For more information, visit the UH System registration information website.

Technology Services

Information Technology Services (ITS) provides the University of Hawaiʻi community with a single, efficient resource for information regarding computer labs on campus, UH Email information, connecting to the Internet, computer software and hardware recommendations and network status. Students seeking assistance may go to the ITS Student website or contact the ITS Help Desk. For help with Laulima, complete and submit a Request Assistance form. Check out these cable troubleshooting tips for courses delivered this way.

Test Centers

The instructor determines how exams are handled. Exams are either taken in-class or online for ITV courses. Exams for cable and online courses are completed online using Laulima. However, some instructors may require students to take their exams at a nearby UH Test Center. Students should always check with their instructor or course syllabus for test-taking instructions.


Online tutoring is provided on most UH campuses. If you are taking a course from another campus and your home campus does not provide online tutoring, you may want to contact the host campus (campus offering the course) to see if this service is available to you. System-wide tutoring is available through the Online Learning Academy (math, science or English only) or (community college students only).