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Admissions & Records Office

Important Reminders:


  • January 8, 2018 - First Day of Spring 2018 Semester
  • January 12, 2018 - Last day to receive 100% tuition refund for withdrawal from semester-length classes
  • February 1, 2018 - Last day to receive 50% tuition refund for withdrawal from semester-length classes
  • February 1, 2018 - Last day withdraw from classes without a "W"
  • April 1, 2018 - Fall 2018 classes posted on Class Availability website.  Link:
  • May 11, 2018 - Hawaii Community College Commencement - Hilo
  • May 12, 2018 - Hawaii Community College Commencemnt - Palamanui (Kona)
  • May 14, 2018 - Spring semester ends; Instructors must submit grades by 12:00 noon
  • May 21, 2018 - First day of summer session


Mission StatementStudents at Graduation

To support student success through practices and policies that are Fair, Accurate, Service-oriented and Timely (F. A. S. T.)

The Admissions & Records Office provides services related to admissions, registration into credit courses, and records-related information, including but not limited to the following:

• Application information

• Enrollment certification and degree verification

• Graduation and diploma information

• Transcript requests and evaluations

• Veterans benefits

ARO is located on the Hawai'i Community College Hilo campus in Bldg. 378.


As an institution of higher learning we strive to ensure that all sensitive information is secure and treated with the greatest care.  All sensitive documents with personal identifiable information should be mailed, brought in-person, or file drop (encrypted email) to  Please DO NOT send sensitive information via non-encrypted email or fax.