University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
More commonly referred to as C.O.P., we offer a statewide entry-level freshman program that provides a summer and first-year residential college experience for individuals who are: Hawaiʻi residents and who may not meet the minimum requirements for admission to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM), are academically under prepared, economically disadvantaged, represent a positive role model to communities underrepresented at the UHM, non-traditional, or in need of a structured college entry. Participants who successfully complete the COP summer program requirements are admitted to the UHM in the fall semester and advance to COP's First-Year Academic Program.
College Opportunities Program
Upward Bound is a free, year-round program which provides a variety of services and activities to assist high school students pursue their educational & career goals!
Once the student has been accepted into the program, we will work with them throughout the academic year & each summer! We will provide instructions, activities and services resulting in participants who will be academically, socially, financially and emotionally successful in college and beyond.
Academic Instruction & Tutoring
SAT, ACT & PSAT Test Preparation
College & Career Exploration
Academic & College Prep Advising
Help w/ Financial Aid, Scholarship & College Applications
Team Building & Leadership Development
College Tours & Educational Enrichment Trips
Six-week Summer College Residential Experience
Upward Bound Summer Exchange Program
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Consider choosing a test date at least two months ahead of the application deadlines of all the colleges and scholarship agencies you might want to apply to.
Scores for the ACT are normally reported within 2–8 weeks after the test date. If you take the ACT with writing, scores will be reported only after all of your scores are available, including writing, normally within 5–8 weeks after the test date.
The summer before your senior year is the best time to start applying for college. Most students do the majority of their application work in the fall of their senior year. See a college application timeline for seniors.
ELIGIBILITY FOR COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
The NCAA and the NAIA are the governing associations of collegiate athletics
prove their eligibility to play
register with the association that the college they intend to play is associated.
There is an $80.00 fee for NCAA or NAIA registration
Students do not have to register for both
Fee waivers are available for students that qualify for free or reduced lunch, see Mrs. Kise DeLuz.
Learn the difference between the two associations to understand:
How many scholarships are available
The amount and type of scholarships offered depend on:
Which association the college is affiliated with
Which division the college plays in
Visit Mrs. DeLuz if you need help determining your eligibility to play or help registering.
Complete NCAA-approved courses throughout high school. Your high school counselor can help you find and select courses.
After six semesters, ask your high school counselor to send official transcripts from all high schools you have attended to the NCAA Eligibility Center.
Students, who have completed their junior year of high school with at least a 3.0 GPA & the minimum test scores required, may obtain an eligibility determination.
Request your transcripts be sent to the NAIA Eligibility Center and contact ACT or SAT to have their test scores sent directly.