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Information for current students

Carrington College students

Information, links to frequently used applications and resources, and latest news items for current students at the University of Otago.

Changing your Course

Thinking of making changes to what you are studying in the second semester? You don't have to wait, you can do it online now!

For more information see Changing your Course and complete the Change request form.

Are you thinking of changing your programme in 2016?

Applications for the majority of programmes commencing in 2016 open Friday 1 May 2015.

University Course Advice Service

If you are wishing to make changes to your course the University Course Advice Service are here to help. They can also get you in touch with expert staff who can help you with your course.

More information is available through the Course Advice website.

First semester exams

The first semester exam period will be held from 3–17 June 2015 (inclusive). You will be able to view the details in the Timetable section of your eVision portal.

The timetable is also be available on the Examination Periods and Timetabling page.

Graduation - Te Tari Whakapōtaetaka

When you become eligible to apply to graduate, an email inviting you to submit an application will be sent to your student email address during the week prior to applications opening. Once applications open you will be able to see the “Your graduation application” link within your eVision portal.

It is important that you ensure that you submit your application in time as late applications will not be accepted. For more information see the Graduation at Otago page.

Applications to graduate either in person or in absentia at the ceremony to be held on 15 August 2015 will open on Monday 15 June, and will close on Monday 29 June. See the Graduation Ceremony Dates page for details.


The Guide to Enrolment tells you what you need to do to complete your degree and lists the papers that are available in 2015. You will need this information to plan your course and complete your application.

Note that some information may have changed since the Guide to Enrolment was produced. See the following links for more up-to-date information:

Subjects/papers at the University of Otago.

Programmes at the University of Otago.

Guidelines for Learning – Making the most of your time at Otago

This guide provides you with advice on some key issues such as settling in to university, your responsibilities as a learner at Otago, effective ways for you to approach study, succeeding in your courses, where to get advice and support and what to do if you have made the wrong choice of programme.

Guidelines for Learning – Making the most of your time at Otago (in PDF format)

Key dates

  • Friday 29 May
    First semester lectures end
  • Monday 1 June
    Queens's Birthday
  • Wednesday 3 June
    First semester exams start
  • Monday 15 June
    All new applications for admission and/or enrolment in the second semester should be submitted by this date
  • Applications to graduate open for the August Graduation ceremony
  • Wednesday 17 June
    First semester exams end
  • Thursday 25 June
    Due date for submission of papers for course approval by students taking only second semester papers
  • Saturday 27 June
    Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration by students taking only second semester papers
  • Monday 29 June
    Applications to graduate close for the August Graduation ceremony
  • Monday 6 July
    Second semester begins for most students
  • Friday 10 July
    Students enrolling for study beginning in the second semester must pay the invoiced amount of their Tuition Fee accounts by this date
  • Students may not add second semester papers to their course after 5pm on this date
  • Friday 24 July
    Students who withdraw from second semester papers up until 5pm on this date are eligible for a refund of fees (subject to certain conditions)
  • To be eligible to change from international to domestic fee status for second semester papers, a student must have a permanent resident visa with this date or earlier in his or her passport
  • Friday 31 July
    Applications for Final Examination Only enrolment in second semester papers must reach the Student Records Office by this date