Advising: Prospective Students

Advising: Prospective Shidler students

Virtual advising office hours (subject to change):
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-3:00 (HST)

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

*All appointments are scheduled in Hawai‘i Standard Time

1. UH/UH System undergraduates:

  • Current UHM undergraduates who want to switch their major to Exploratory Business (EXB), should contact the Mānoa Advising Center (MAC) at
  • For current UH students, to make an appointment: click the "Schedule an Appointment" button below to log in with your UH username and password (Scheduling is done through "Shidler Admissions," which is found in the "Specialized Academic Services" group in the left-side menu. You may also have to click on "Mark" to see availabilities)
  • if you are having difficulty finding the "Shidler Admissions" group in STAR Balance (often students with declared/non-exploratory majors at UHM report this issue): use the other blue button/link in #2 for non-UH students, below. You may also contact the front desk for assistance, see below

"Button link to STAR Balance for those ith a account"

2. Undergraduates not currently at UH:

  • To make an appointment for students not at UH: click the "Schedule an appointment" button below to make an appointment (select "Mark" in the left-hand column to see availability):
  • Appointments are for 30 minutes.

If you need assistance in making an appointment, you may also contact the Shidler Front Desk at (808) 956-8215 (generally M-F 9am-3pm) or


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

         In-Person appointments are available Mondays and Thursdays from 8:30-11:30 am and 1:30-3:00 pm (HST)

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

(808) 956-8215 or (808) 956-4869

Meet the Undergraduate Admissions Advisor

"Mark Nakamoto photo"
Mark Nakamoto
Admissions Advisor
  • Students advised:
    Pre-business students (UHM pre-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

Meet the Freshman Direct Admit Program Advisor

Shauna Pimentel-Motooka
Freshman Admissions Advisor
(Direct Admit Program)


Students Advised: Prospective and current Direct Admit Program students 


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