Fall (August) 2024 (admission) Applications Available: September 1, 2023

Deadline: January 5, 2024, 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Two-Step Application Process

Application Requirements are found in the online applications listed below

Step 1 – Apply to UH Manoa Undergraduate Admissions

Step 2 – Apply to Nursing’s Centralized Application Service (NCAS)

  • Required for ALL applicants
  • Fee: $60
  • Select “High School Direct Entry (DEN)” for the Planned Course of Study

Admission Requirements

The school is using a holistic admissions review process, which includes academic and experiential factors. Submission of a personal statement and resume with the NCAS application is required. All non-academic criteria is outlined in NCAS.

Cumulative High School GPA

Minimum 3.0 GPA (weighted) at the end of the junior year of high school

English Language Proficiency

All applicants who are not born in the U.S. are required to have a certain skill level of the English language. More information is available on the International Admission Requirements website:

Continuation Requirements

Successful completion of the first year with prerequisite course grades in the nursing program are required to retain status as a direct entry student to the nursing program.

The following conditions must be met:

Note: Applicable to the new incoming (Fall 2024) cohort of DEN students (first year)

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher every semester
  • Minimum grade of “B” (not B-) in PHYL lectures, PHYL labs, MICR 130, and FQ
  • Minimum grade of “C” (not C-) in all other prerequisite courses

Admission to the direct entry program will not be deferred.

Prospective Students Not Applying for Direct Entry

Students that are interested in the nursing program, but are not admitted or are not eligible for the direct entry program, can enter UH Manoa as a pre-nursing student, and complete the requirements to apply for admission to the Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in a future admissions cycle. Admission to the Traditional BS in Nursing program is competitive.

Informational sessions are offered that provide more information about this process. The application process and requirements are discussed in detail to assist interested students in the process. Informational session dates and times will be posted to the event page.

2023 Entering Direct Entry in Nursing (DEN) Class Profile

Fall 2023 High School Direct Entry in Nursing
Enrolled (Fall 2023): 24 Students
Total Applicants: 564
Acceptance Rate (Based on Total Applicants): 24 of 564 (4.3%)
Average GPA: 3.962

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