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Prerequisite Information

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Failed a prerequisite / had a paper deleted

For students who have failed to pass a paper(s) (this includes those that have been granted a Special Exam *), paper(s) in the following semester will be deleted after confirmed results have been released if the failed paper(s) was a prerequisite. Affected students will be informed via their student portal as a paper is deleted.

This deletion may affect eligibility for Government Student Loans and/or Student Allowances (or if an International student, your immigration status).  The total tuition fees payable will normally be affected. If in any doubt regarding eligibility for either a student loan or allowance contact StudyLink, phone 0800 88 99 00 (within New Zealand only) or email: studylink@msd.govt.nz

For fees enquiries contact the Student Finance Office, which is situated in the basement of the Clocktower Building.

International students should contact an International Student Adviser for advice, email: international.support@otago.ac.nz

* It should be noted that if a Special Exam result for a prerequisite paper(s) is still to be confirmed, the paper(s) which pertains to that prerequisite will have been deleted. In this instance all enquiries should be directed to the Department concerned. 

If a Special Exam result is received for a prerequisite paper confirming that it has been passed, the paper deleted pertaining to that prerequisite is not automatically reinstated. 

It is a students responsibility to add any paper(s) to their course of study.