Complete the online MBGP Supplemental Information Form via this link: http://go.hawaii.edu/PL9
The Form is a multi-part form that must be completed in one sitting, so plan to set aside 20–30 minutes and have ready access to the following materials to make answering the questions easier:
- your CV;
- the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of the 3 people who will write letters of recommendation for you;
- any relevant test score reports;
- the aspect(s) of the field of Marine Biology are of interest to you;
- and the names of current MBGP Level 3 Regular/Cooperating faculty you have contacted about your interest in applying(see Step 1, above).
MBGP Faculty section of the form
The seven names marked with "***" on the Supplemental Form are those who are not taking on any new students for Fall 2022 (these names are mentioned in Step 1, but we repeated this warning on the Form). Although these researchers are not recommending any students for admission, we chose to keep their names on the list for completeness.
Although the wording is "indicate any faculty you have contacted," the intent is not for you to e-mail lots of faculty members, even if they do not do research in an area that meshes well with your own interests. If you contacted a faculty member but no longer believe they are a good fit for your research (e.g., you initially contacted a faculty member because you though you had read they did some research on the coral genetics you are passionate about, but after doing more research you found they only work on a more macro/ecological scale), you do not need to check off that personʻs name on the form.
As part of the supplemental information form, you will need to acknowledge that you understand that MBGPʻs academic program starts on AUGUST 1, 2022 for applicants admitted for Fall 2022
(with a mandatory, in-person 2-credit course that meets roughly 8am-5pm every weekday August 1–12, 2022, with some evening events), and that you will be present for that course. Passing this course in your first year is a requirement of staying in the program.
- A course-related grant should defray tuition charges, but there will still be course fees of up to $500 that students will have to pay before the start of the course
- If you do not already have housing on ʻOahu, you should also plan to arrive at least by July 25, 2022 for any apartment hunting, etc. as you would not have time to do that during the August course itself.