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Center for Academic Success (CAS)

The Center for Academic Success (CAS) offers services to help students at all levels to be more successful at HPU. We offer support for good students to become great students, as well as to assist those who may be struggling academically. We offer tutoring designed to meet each student's individual needs given in one-on-one sessions (one tutor to one student) free of charge. In some cases, tutor-to-small-group sessions are provided. We also offer Academic and Success coaching to help students with time management, study skills, accountability and more. Coaches are also fellow students who are trained to help their peers in these areas. Meeting with a coach regularly can help students stay on track with their studies. Tutors and coaches aid individuals in the mastery of basic skills, development of learning skills and refinement of analytical skills. Students are encouraged to use our services early and often in order to maximize their success.  

Services Provided 

  • One-on-one tutoring sessions (face-to-face or remote) are offered by appointment for writing assistance,  language conversation, and more.  Same-day appointments or walk-ins depend on tutor availability). 

  • CAS offers a variety of subjects (accounting and business, computer science, economics, English, management, marketing, math, modern languages, nursing, science, writing, and more). Sessions are typically 30 minutes in length.  

  • Academic and Success coaching sessions are also offered free of charge to help students with executive functioning and important skills to be successful in a university environment.  

  • CAS is equipped with a small computer lab downtown for tutoring subjects that require use of computers. 

  • Saturday and evening tutoring hours are also available in the Aloha Tower Marketplace (ATM) Learning Commons during spring and fall semesters. 

  • Online tutoring services provided by “Smarthinking” are available to all currently registered HPU students in a variety of subjects. Log into the MyHPU Portal. Go to STUDENT SERVICES – MORE... to access the link.  Online tutoring services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  

  • The downtown CAS is also the site for administration of many HPU placement tests, DSST and College Level Examination Program (CLEP), as well as other tests. 

  • Placement tests are available for English Writing, Mathematics, and all modern languages taught at HPU. Please contact your academic advisor to confirm if placement testing is needed. 

  • Accessibility services are available to those with documented disabilities, whether temporary or permanent.  For more information, please see the handbook section “Accessibility Service: ADA Accommodations”. 

Location and Contact Information  

On the downtown campus, CAS is located at Waterfront Plaza, 500 Ala Moana Blvd, Building 6, Ste. 440; (808) 544-9334. Tutor schedules are online at Schedules are updated daily and last-minute changes are viewable on our website. We always recommend double-checking the schedule before coming in for tutoring.  More information about testing services is available at