COVID-19 UH Mānoa Updates

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West Valley College

West Valley College (WVC) in the California Community College system and CSS are partnering to provide WVC students with the opportunity of a lifetime. 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.
  • Resident tuition rates for eligible Native Hawaiian students.

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, with junior standing, into the following UHM majors:

West Valley College ADTUH Mānoa BA Major
Administration of JusticeSociology
Women’s Studies
AnthropologyAnthropology
Business AdministrationEconomics
Child and Adolescent DevelopmentSociology
Pre-Psychology
Communication StudiesJournalism
Communicology
Early Childhood EducationSociology
EconomicsEconomics
GeographyGeography & Environment
Political SciencePolitical Science
PsychologyPsychology
Social JusticeEthnic Studies
Sociology
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
SociologySociology
*Maximum of 9 credits may be required to complete General Education Core and foundation requirements.

A student who has completed an approved WVC Associate Arts (AA) or Associate Science (AS) in the following majors will be assured to be admitted with a track to respective UHM majors:

West Valley CollegeUH Mānoa BA Major
Liberal Arts (AA)Select Social Sciences majors
Park Management (AS)Geography & Environment
Additional General Education units may be required and students may be admitted prior to achieving junior standing.

Living the Aloha: An Aloha Pathway Success Story

Transfer Student Profile – Keiley Kaleolani Alvaro

  • 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.”