Hawai'i Pacific University, accredited by the Western Association for Schools and Colleges, a regional commission that specialize on school accreditation. The university is known for being excellent because of its outstanding rankings and reviews on its academic programs, pleasing location, professional faculty and students coming from different places. It is as well a center for distance education having the goal and purpose of aiding professors in the implementation of online courses and online degrees through the use of online technology. The university’s online program caters to online classes with a variety of online courses to choose from such as the online Master of Business Administration Degree Program, Online Master of Arts in Organizational Change, and Military Friendly Graduate Programs.
Admissions are divided into Undergraduate, Graduate and International students’ application. Undergraduate Online Application includes creating an account that would be use for one to be able to complete an application. The application would need some personal information such as educational background, major interested in, extra-curricular activities and a personal statement. Almost the same procedure is done by Graduate Online applicants and international students. Tuition for academic year 2010-2011 for most majors cost about $15,720. Financial aid offered in the university is mostly in the form of scholarships such as international scholarships, Ho’omau, Athletics, Vocal Ensemble, Band and Orchestra, and Dance scholarships. Requirements could differ, some consider a GPA of 3.0, or 3.5 and others undergo tryouts for interested applicants. These scholarships are divided into several types which are all open to new, full-time and degree-seeking students. Students interested should comply with the requirements and keep deadlines.