There are 50 spots available for the Fall 2020 University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges Accelerated Online AA Liberal Arts cohort. 

The courses would be five-weeks at a time and conducted online. Residents would pay $131 per credit and out-of-state students would pay $345 per credit. 

The first accelerated cohort began in the fall of 2019 with 400 applications received and 40 spots filled. Due to a high volume of applicants, the program has increased its capacity for Fall 2020. 

The age of students for the 2019 cohort ranged from 18 to 62 years old. The 2019 cohort will graduate in December 2022 from Leeward Community College. 

This opportunity is especially convenient with the COVID-19 pandemic which forced classes to transition online.  

This accelerated degree is designed for those who have few or no college credits as well as those who need a flexible school schedule due to circumstances such as demanding work hours or raising a family. 

Christopher Sawai, a UH accelerated online student, appreciates the opportunity the program provides for those who want to pursue a college degree but have to work. Sawai is doing the accelerated program while working as a front desk manager at a hotel. 

“When I saw that UH was offering this accelerated class, I thought this would be an opportunity to work while still earning my degree,” Sawai said. 

Registration is open until Aug. 1. Interested applicants can apply at the link below. http://uhcc.hawaii.edu/online/



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