Advising: Prospective Students

Advising: Prospective Shidler students

  1. How to make an appointment
  2. Office operational hours
  3. Brief bios of the admissions advisors



All appointments are scheduled online (*All appointments are scheduled in Hawai‘i Standard Time for 30 minutes). There are two different advisors, so select the proper link (below):
(A) Any prospective business student who is not one of the two types for "B" (so UH students, non-UH students, business minor, second-degree seekers)
(B) High-school students OR current DAP students

A) Appointments for current undergraduates interested in admission to Shidler's BBA majors:

"Button link to STAR Balance to schedule an appointment"

1. UH/UH System undergraduates:

  • Click the "Schedule an Appointment" button (above)
  • Log in with your UH username and password
  • After log in, you may need to select the box for "Mark" to see availabilities

2. Undergraduates attending a non-UH college/university:

  • Click the "Schedule an appointment" button (above)
  • Click "I am not a UH student"
  • After log in, select "Mark" in the left-hand column to see availabilities

Appointments may be scheduled for Zoom/online or an in-person meeting.

If you have difficulty with the STAR Balance appointment website, you may contact the Shidler OSAS Front Desk at +1-808-956-8215 (generally M-F 9am-3pm) for assistance in making the appointment.


B) Appointments for students interested in the Freshman Direct Admission Program (DAP):


if you are having difficulty with the link, you may also contact the Shidler Front Desk at (808) 956-8215 or 


Contact Information

Office Hours

Virtual Office Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 9:00am-3:00pm (HST) 
  • Closed: Weekends and Holidays
In-Person Office Hours*
  • Monday-Friday 9:00am-11:00am, 1:30pm-3:00pm
  • Closed: Weekends and Holidays


Shidler College of Business
2404 Maile Way
BusAd A-202
Honolulu, HI 96822

+1-808-956-8215 or +1-808-956-4869

Meet the Undergraduate Admissions Advisor

"Mark Nakamoto photo"
Mark Nakamoto
Admissions Advisor

Students advised:

  • Pre-business students (UHM pre-business/Exploratory Business students, Prospective transfer students to UHM, Applicants with a bachelors seeking a Second bachelors Degree), and
    current UHM students interested in/pursuing the Business Minor
  • Also, for Exploratory Business students at UHM (EXB majors), primary contact for: AFROTC Form 48, NROTC Form 117, ROTC Form 104-R, Coast Guard
  • DAP first-year and second-year students
  • Prospective DAP students in high school


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