Aloha Pathway – West Valley College

West Valley College (WVC) and the College of Social Sciences (CSS) at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa (UH Mānoa) are partnering to provide WVC students with the opportunity of a lifetime! WVC students who successfully complete an Associate Degree for Transfer in Administration of Justice, Anthropology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Social Justice or Sociology can earn guaranteed admission to CSS with junior standing!

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WVC students will also enjoy:

  • The prestige of belonging to a premier research university consistently ranked in the top 1.5% globally.
  • Priority UH Mānoa registration with junior standing.
  • Confidence in knowing how courses meet General Education Core Requirements.
  • Concierge advising services, including pre-transfer advising and transition coaching.
  • Discounted tuition for qualified California students through the Western Undergraduate Exchange tuition program.

To qualify, complete an ADT in one of the areas below with a cumulative transfer GPA of 2.5 or better, and receive automatic admission into the following UHM majors!

West Valley College ADTUH Mānoa BA Major
Administration of JusticeSociology
Women’s Studies
Business AdministrationEconomics
Communication StudiesJournalism
GeographyGeography & Environment
Political SciencePolitical Science
Social JusticeEthnic Studies
Women’s Studies
*Maximum of 9 credits may be required to complete General Education Core and foundation requirements.

Transfer Student Profile – Keiley Kaleolani Alvaro
Living the Aloha: An Aloha Pathway Success Story

  • Born and raised in Los Gatos and Saratoga, California
  • Graduated from WVC with an Associate degree in liberal arts
  • Enrolled at the College of Social Sciences in 2018
  • Graduated in 2020 with a bachelor of arts (double major in ethnic studies and psychology)
  • Future plans include going to graduate school, becoming a special education teacher

“I first learned about the Aloha Pathway program at a College Day fair at West Valley College. I am part Native Hawaiian, and had always thought about studying at the University of Hawai‘i to connect with my culture. When I did a campus tour, I instantly thought I could make Mānoa my home. I have not only made connections with my peers and professors, but also with the community. When I’m not working hard on my academics you can find me outdoors hiking, scuba diving and catching some waves with my sorority sisters. I am forever grateful for the Aloha Pathway program that made Hawai‘i my second home.”