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Statement on General Education

 
 

 

February 6, 2012

Dear Undergraduate Student:

The ten campuses of the University of Hawai‘i system have agreed to another option for the transfer of general education core requirements within the UH system. The following outlines the new options.

1. Core Requirements. Starting in Fall 2011, students who enter the UH System in Fall 2011 or later or students who "opt-up" to Fall 2011 core year and who complete the general education core (i.e., foundations/basic and
diversification/area) requirements at one UH campus before transferring will be considered upon transfer to have satisfied the general education core requirements at any UH campus. Fulfillment of the general education core will be verified by the campus at which the student completed the requirements. Upon transfer, the transcript will not be subject to course-by-course review for the purpose of determining general education core compliance. Students must satisfy all other degree requirements of the campus from which they wish to graduate.

2. Foundation/Basic Requirement. Starting in Fall 2011, students who enter the UH System in Fall 2011 or later or "opt-up" to the Fall 2011 core year and who have completed the general education foundations/basic requirement at one UH campus before transferring will be considered upon transfer to have satisfied the general education foundations/basic requirement at any UH campus. Fulfillment of the general education foundations/basic requirements will be verified by the campus at which the student completed the requirements. Upon transfer, the transcript will not be subject to course-by-course review for purposes of determining compliance of the foundations/basic requirement. Students must satisfy all other degree requirements of the campus from which they wish to graduate.

3. Diversification/Area Requirement. Starting in Fall 2011, students who enter the UH System in Fall 2011 or later or who "opt up" to the Fall 2011 core year and who have completed the general education diversification/area requirement at one UH campus before transferring will be considered upon transfer to have satisfied the general education diversification/area requirement at any UH campus. Fulfillment of the general education diversification/area requirement will be verified by the campus at which the student completed the requirement. Upon transfer, the transcript will not be subject to course-by-course review for the purposes of determining compliance with the diversification/area requirement. Students must satisfy all other degree requirements of the campus from which they wish to graduate.

4. Diversification/Area Requirement. UH courses with diversification/area or equivalent designations that transfer to
another UH campus are accepted with the sending campus' designation.

Undergraduate students admitted to a UH campus in spring 2010 or earlier may participate in this process if they "opt up" to the Fall 2011 core year. However, it is best to consult with your advisor to determine if this is a plan that works for you.

The general education requirements for the 2011-2012 year for all UH campus are located at
http://www.hawaii.edu/offices/app/aa/articulation/GE%20_core_requirements_2011-2012_rev_081511.pdf.
The full agreement is located at http://www.hawaii.edu/offices/app/aa/articulation/JI_MOA.pdf.

For questions regarding how you might benefit from this agreement, please consult your academic advisor. For general questions about this agreement, please contact Joanne Itano, Director, Academic Affairs (itano@hawaii.edu).

Thank you.

Joanne Itano
Director, Academic Affairs

 

 

 

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