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How to Apply for Admission

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This page explains how to apply for admission to the Astronomy Program; please note that the Physics Program has a separate admissions committee. The deadline for admission to the Fall 2014 semester is December 31, 2013. The Astronomy Program does not offer Spring admission.

Part of your application should be sent to the Astronomy Program, and another part should be sent to the University's Admissions Office.


To the Astronomy Program (Institute for Astronomy):


This section describes the materials we need to begin evaluating your application; this information should be sent to us directly, preferably electronically (except for official GRE scores,see below), or through regular mail. .

The mailing address for all correspondence is:

  Institute for Astronomy
Astronomy Graduate Admissions
2680 Woodlawn Drive
Honolulu, HI  96822, USA

If you have any questions, want to report GRE scores, or need paper copies of the application forms, please contact the Graduate Chair, Dr. David Sanders, via email at grad-chair@ifa.hawaii.edu or by calling (808) 956-5055 between 18:00 and 02:00 GMT.


To the University of Hawaii at Manoa Admissions Office:


Instructions for completing this part of your application are available at the UH Manoa Graduate Admissions page, which includes a link to the on-line applications system as well as paper alternatives and other resources.

All applicants must provide college and university transcripts. International students may also be required to provide TOEFL or IELTS scores. See the Graduate Division Admissions Requirements for details.