5-week and 8-week Online Programs

UH courses are generally 16 weeks in length (15 weeks at UH West Oʻahu), however, online programs may compress courses into shorter 5 or 8 week modules.

  • Students enrolled in an online program with a 5-week format will finish one course every 5 weeks within a semester. Classes are offered one right after the other allowing students to fit 3 courses into a traditional length semester. This means students are able to concentrate on 1 class at a time. No more overlapping course requirements!
  • Students enrolled in an online program with an 8-week format will finish courses every 8-weeks within a semester. Students will be able to select how many courses they will take each semester. Some programs are cohorted where students are required to take a certain number of courses each semester.

Both the 5- and 8- week course formats have the same learning outcomes as traditional semester length courses.

5-week Format 8-week Format *16-week Format
(semester-long)
Average Length of Class 5 weeks 8 weeks 16 weeks
Number of courses taken per Fall/Spring semester 3 courses Varies Varies
Overlapping course requirements None Varies Varies
When are Grades Posted At the end of the 5 week part of term At the end of the 8 week part of term At the end of the 16 week semester
Number of credits Courses are typically 3 credits Courses are typically 3 credits Courses are typically 3 credits
*15-weeks at UH West Oʻahu

Currently UH offers four online program in the 5-week and 8-week format: