College Counseling - Mid-Pacific Institute

College Counseling

In the spirit of Mid-Pacific's Mission Statement of preparing students to become compassionate and responsible lifelong learners and global citizens, the goal of the College Counseling Department is to provide our students with information and opportunities for their lives to come.

Our College Counseling Advisory Program includes eight sessions per year. We start freshman off with making the most of their high school career, moving to career exploration as sophomores, college exploration as juniors and ending with supporting seniors with their college applications and decision making process. Individual conferences with students and parents will start in Grade 11.

The College Counseling Department also sponsors annual college tours for students to California and the Pacific Northwest. Trips to the East Coast and Colorado have also been planned.

In the 2016 - 2017 school year, we hosted over 200 colleges from around the world to meet with Mid-Pacific students. If you are a college representative and would like to schedule, please go to or contact our office at 808-973-5046. Our college visits are open to juniors and seniors.

We invite students and families to visit the College Counseling Office in Damon Hall. There is a resource library available for you to use with information on US and international universities, college guidebooks, financial aid information, testing information and more. Stop in!

2017 College Acceptances

Key *indicates matriculation

Academy of Art Univ (CA) *Eastern Washington Univ (WA) Montana Tech, Univ of Montana (MT)
*American Univ (DC) Eckerd College (FL) New York Film Academy (CA)
*Arizona State Univ (AZ) *Embry-Riddle Aero Univ, Prescott (AZ) *New York Univ (NY)
Auburn Univ (AL) *Emerson College (MA) North Carolina State Univ (NC)
*Augsburg College (MN) Emmanuel College (MA) North Dakota State Univ (ND)
Bard College (NY) Fordham Univ (NY) *Northeastern Univ (MA)
Baylor Univ (TX) Fresno Pacific Univ (CA) *Northern Arizona Univ (AZ)
Bentley Univ (MA) George Mason Univ (VA) *Northumbria Univ (United Kingdom)
*Boston College (MA) Gonzaga Univ (WA) Occidental College (CA)
Boston Univ (MA) *Grinnell College (IA) Olivet Nazarene Univ
Brandeis Univ (MA) *Hamilton College (NY) *Olympic College (WA)
*Brigham Young Univ (ID) *Hawaii Pacific Univ (HI) *Orange Coast College (CA)
*Cal Maritime Academy (CA) Houston Community College (TX) Oregon Institute of Technology (OR)
Cal College of the Arts (CA) *Humboldt State Univ (CA) *Oregon State Univ (OR)
Cal Institute of the Arts (CA) *Illinois Institute of Technology (IL) Otis College of Art and Design (CA)
Cal Lutheran Univ (CA) Indiana Univ, Bloomington (IN) *Pacific Lutheran Univ (WA)
*Cal Poly State Univ, San Luis Obispo (CA) *International Christian Univ (Japan) Pacific Northwest College of Art (OR)
*Cal State Poly Univ, Pomona (CA) *Iowa State Univ (IA) *Pacific Univ (OR)
Cal State Univ, Fullerton (CA) Irvine Valley College (CA) Pasadena City College (CA)
Cal State Univ, Sacramento (CA) Ithaca College (NY) Pennsylvania State Univ (PA)
*Cal State Univ, San Marcos (CA) *John Cabot Univ (Italy) Pepperdine Univ (CA)
*Central Washington Univ (WA) John Jay College of Criminal Justice (NY) *Point Loma Nazarene Univ (CA)
Centre College *Johns Hopkins Univ (MD) Point Park Univ (PA)
*Chaminade Univ of Honolulu (HI) *Johnson & Wales Univ (CO) Portland State Univ (OR)
*Chapman Univ (CA) Kansas State Univ, Salina (KS) Purchase College, State Univ of NY (NY)
Coastline Community College (CA) Kansas State Univ (KS) *Purdue University (IN)
Colby College (ME) *Kapiolani Community College (HI) *Reed College (OR)
Colorado Mesa Univ (CO) Lafayette College (PA) Regis Univ (CO)
*Colorado State Univ (CO) Laguna College of Art and Design (CA) *Rhode Island School of Design (RI)
Columbia College Chicago (IL) Landmark College (VT) Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific Univ (Japan)
Concordia Univ, Irvine (CA) Lasell College (MA) *Ritsumeikan Univ (Japan)
Concordia Univ, Portland (OR) Lewis & Clark College (OR) Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
*Cornish College of the Arts (WA) Linfield College (OR) Rocky Mountain College (MT)
*Creighton Univ (NE) *Loyola Marymount Univ (CA) Saint Martin's Univ (WA)
Curry College (MA) Loyola Univ, Chicago (IL) Saint Michael's College (VT)
Cypress College (CA) *Marist College (NY) *San Diego State Univ (CA)
*Dartmouth College (NH) Maryland Institute College of Art (MD) San Francisco State Univ (CA)
DePaul Univ (IL) Marymount California Univ (CA) San Jose State Univ (CA)
Dominican Univ of California (CA) Marymount Manhattan College (NY) *Santa Clara Univ (CA)
Drexel Univ (PA) Menlo College (CA) *Santa Monica College (CA)
Eastern Oregon Univ (OR) Michigan State Univ (MI) *Sarah Lawrence College (NY)
Savannah Coll of Art and Design (GA) *Univ of California, Los Angeles (CA) *Univ of Redlands (CA)
*School of the Art Inst of Chicago (IL) Univy of California, San Diego (CA) Univ of Rhode Island (RI)
School of Visual Arts (NY) Univ of California, Santa Barbara (CA) *Univ of San Diego (CA)
*Seattle Central College (WA) Univ of California, Santa Cruz (CA) *Univ of San Francisco (CA)
*Seattle Pacific Univ (WA) Univ of Chicago (IL) *Univ of Southern California (CA)
*Seattle Univ (WA) *Univ of Colorado, Boulder (CO) Univ of St. Mary (TX)
Seton Hall Univ (NJ) Univ of Colorado, Denver (CO) *Univ of the Pacific (CA)
*Siena College (NY) *Univ of Colorado, Colorado Springs (CO) Univ of Utah (UT)
*Skidmore College (NY) Univ of Hawaii, Hilo (HI) Univ of Vermont (VT)
*Sonoma State Univ (CA) *Univ of Hawaii, Manoa (HI) *Univ of Washington (WA)
Southern Methodist Univ (TX) Univ of Hawaii, West Oahu (HI) Univ of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)
Southern Oregon University (OR) Univ of La Verne (CA) *Univ of Wisconsin, Stout (WI)
Stony Brook Univ (NY) *Univ of Maine (ME) *Utah Valley Univ (UT)
*Swarthmore College (PA) Univ of Maryland, College Park (MD) Vaughn College of Aero and Tech (NY)
*Syracuse Univ (NY) Univ of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA) *Virginia Commonwealth Univ (VA)
*Temple Univ (PA) *Univ of Michigan (MI) Wagner College (NY)
*Temple Univ Japan (Japan) *Univ of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN) Warner Pacific College (OR)
*Texas Christian Univ (TX) Univ of Mississippi (MS) Waseda Univ (Japan)
The American Univ of Paris (France) Univ of Nebraska, Kearney (NE) Washington College (MD)
The Evergreen State College (WA) Univ of Nevada, Las Vegas (NV) *Washington State Univ (WA)
*The Juilliard School (NY) Univ of New Mexico (NM) *Western Oregon Univ (OR)
*The Univ of Alabama (AL) Univ of N Carolina School of the Arts (NC) Western Washington Univ (WA)
The Univ of Arizona (AZ) *Univ of North Dakota (ND) *Wheaton College (MA)
*The Univ of Tampa (FL) *Univ of North Texas (TX) Whitman College (WA)
The Univ of the Arts (PA) *Univ of Northern Colorado (CO) *Whittier College (CA)
Univ of British Columbia (Canada) *Univ of Oregon (OR) Whitworth Univ (WA)
*Univ of California, Berkeley (CA) *Univ of Pittsburgh (PA) Willamette Univ (OR)
*Univ of California, Davis (CA) *Univ of Portland (OR) Woodbury Univ (CA)
Univ of California, Irvine (CA) *Univ of Puget Sound (WA)

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College Counseling Staff

Derrick Kang Director of College Counseling

Lei-Ann Haas College Counselor

Sara McKay-Hines College Counselor

Janell Nakahara College Counseling Assistant