NSO & Star Registration Workshops

Fall NSO

  1. Three (3) orientation sessions.
  2. Health clearances must be completed before NSO part II.
  3. NSO part I information will be sent an email to the student’s @hawaii.edu email. The FYE’s office email is named kapstart@hawaii.edu, so please search your inbox for that address if you are having problems locating it. Students will choose their NSO part I session using a link in the email.

Part I

Students have two choices to complete their NSO part I. They can sign up for an ONLINE webinar session (The Online Webinar session means it will be conducted over the internet via your computer, so please do not come to KCC if you choose the online webinar) or if you are a senior attending one of the following Hawaii high schools, Kaimuki, Farrington, Roosevelt, and Kalani, then you can contact your College Counselor to sign up for NSO part I that will be conducted at your school.

  • Learn what a Degree is
  • Students will choose a degree
  • Explain the Compass test
  • Students will sign up for COMPASS date and NSO part II and III dates

Part II

Students will sign up for their NSO part II during their NSO part I Session. These sessions will be held at Kapi`olani Community College.  You must have your health clearances (TB and MMR) done prior to attending this session.

  • Ice Breakers
  • STAR Presentation
  • Create Academic Plan for First Year
  • Academic Advising
  • Registration
  • Financial Aid basics

Part III

The NSO Part III will be held on campus at KCC in August.

  • Welcome Week
  • Attend workshops to help prepare for college
  • Learn about campus resources such as clubs, job opportunities, support services and more!

Spring NSO

(If you applied and have been accepted for the Spring term, this session guide applies to you)

  1. Three (3) orientation sessions.
  2. Health clearances must be completed before the NSO part II.
  3. NSO Part I information will be sent an email to the student’s @hawaii.edu email. The FYE’s office email is named kapstart@hawaii.edu, so please search your inbox for that address if you are having problems locating it. Students will choose their NSO part I session using a link in the email.

Part I

Students have two choices to complete their NSO part I. They can sign up for an ONLINE webinar session (The Online Webinar session means it will be conducted over the internet via your computer, so please do not come to KCC if you choose this option) or you can sign up for an in-person session which will be held at KCC.

  • Learn what a Degree is
  • Students will choose a degree
  • Explain the Compass test

Students will sign up for COMPASS date, NSO part II, and III dates

Part II

Students will sign up for their NSO part II during their NSO part I Session. These sessions will be held at Kapi`olani Community College.  You must have your health clearances (TB and MMR) done prior to attending this session.

  • Ice Breakers
  • STAR Presentation
  • Create Academic Plan for First Year
  • Academic Advising
  • Registration
  • Financial Aid basics

Part III

The NSO part III will be held on campus at KCC in January.

  • Welcome Week
  • Attend workshops to help prepare for college
  • Learn about campus resources such as clubs, job opportunities, support services and more!

Star Registration Workshops

During your first and second semesters at KCC, you will have a registration hold placed on your student account. To get the hold removed, you must either attend a STAR Registration Workshop or meet with your Academic Adviser. In these sessions, you will learn how to use the STAR website. The FYE office will be sending email notifications via your @hawaii.edu account email address so please make sure to follow the instructions.