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Carrington College students

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

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No more forms. No more queues. Sort your course approval online now!

Course Enrolment for study in 2015 is open. Course Enrolment is now completed online through your eVision portal, and you are no longer posted a Form for Course Approval for submitting to the University in person.

The process is made up of three steps:

  1. Annual details - check, and if necessary, update your personal details and complete the mandatory ‘Information required for study’ questions.
  2. Paper selection - select your papers for the year, including any special permissions that are required. Submit your paper selection for approval.
  3. Course Approval - your paper selection will be reviewed by the University and you will be advised via your eVision portal whether your course has been approved or declined.

  4. Declaration - Your final step in the Course Enrolment phase is to complete the formal online declaration that will allow you to access University resources. To do this, log in to your eVision portal, go to the Course Enrolment section and complete the Declaration. This must be completed by Monday 9 February.

Once you have completed the declaration you will be able to collect your student ID card. You will need to go to the ID Card Office with a note of your student ID number and a form of photo ID. Student Services has more details on which forms of ID are acceptable and more information on your student ID card.

You will need to wait at least 1 working day after completing your declaration before your card can be issued.

Course Advising Days

It is recommended that students who are enrolled in a double degree or are a finalist in 2015 attend the Course Advising Days to be held on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 February.

Course Approvers/Advisers from Academic Services plus divisional advisers will be available to help with planning your programme should you require it. More information is available through the Course Advice website.


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

  • Monday 2 February
    Students may not withdraw ffrom Summer School papers after 5pm.
  • Monday 9 February
    Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration by students taking first semester and full year papers.
  • Tuesday 10 February
    Students enrolling for study beginning in the first semester must pay the invoiced amount of their Tuition Fee accounts by this date.
  • Saturday 14 February
    Summer School exam period begins.
  • Wednesday 18 February
    Course Advising Day
  • Thursday 19 February
    Course Advising Day
  • Thursday 19 February
    Summer School exam period ends.
  • Friday 20 February
    Preliminary classes are held for first semester and full year papers.
  • Monday 23 February
    Formal lectures begin in most courses.
  • Friday 27 February
    Students may not add any first semester or full year papers to their courses after 5pm.