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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 Application deadline to the Fall 2015 semester is January 5, 2015. 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:


This section describes the materials we need to begin evaluating your application; this information should be sent to us directly.

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 AT ifa.hawaii.edu or by calling (808) 956-5055 between 18:00 and 02:00 GMT.


To the Admissions Office:


Links to instructions for completing this part of your application, as well as to the forms themselves, are available on the Office of Graduate Education: Forms page.

All applicants must provide college and university transcripts. International students may also be required to provide TOEFL or IELTS scores. See the Office of Graduate Education: International Students page for details.