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As many of you know, Holomua has been canceled for the summer of 2020. We will be hosting an alternative, online program for those students that would have been admitted to the program. Those applicants that qualified for the online program have been notified. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us via email

Program Description:

Holomua is a six-day college preparation experience at the culturally diverse Brigham Young University–Hawaii campus. Its focus is to equip high school students with greater tools to prepare them for success as they move forward toward higher education.

When: July 20-25, 2020
Where: BYU–Hawaii
Who High school students graduating in 2021
Cost: $200*
Application Fee: $25 (non-refundable fee to apply)

*$275 for those who need to arrive a day early

Goals of Holomua:

  1. Introduce students to the benefits and expectations of BYU–Hawaii.
  2. Help high school juniors as they transition into their senior year and to visualize themselves as successful students at BYU–Hawaii.
  3. Increase the opportunity for more students from our target area; Hawaii, South Pacific, and Asia to attend BYU–Hawaii.

Program Qualifications:

  1. Preferably high school junior (2019-2020) or international equivalent.
  2. BYU–Hawaii International applicants must be able to obtain a B-2 visitor visa if traveling from outside the United States.
  3. Have a cumulative high school GPA above 2.8 or an international equivalent.
  4. Read and agree to live by the BYU–Hawaii Honor Code - including Dress & Grooming, as well as Residential Living Standards.
  5. Have an interest in contributing to the mission of BYU–Hawaii: Learn, Lead, Build.

Application Requirements:

The Holomua 2020 Application is now closed.

Holomua 2019 Highlights:

BYU–Hawaii Holomua 2019 Highlight

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Application Information
Price & Value Comparison
sample of the schedule from Holomua 2018. The schedule of Holomua 2020 is still yet to be determined.
General Questions