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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.

Returning Students Course Advice Planning Days
- Auckland | Wellington | Christchurch

You don’t have to wait until you’re back on campus next year to plan your course for 2016.

After exams, our Course Advisers will be travelling to the major cities, meeting with students and providing course advice for next year.

Open to all students studying Commerce, Humanities and Science:

  • Make sure you’re enrolled in the right papers
  • Help with making adjustments to your papers or degree
  • Save you time and make it easier to enrol for next year

Register online to secure your appointment time, or see the Course Advice website for more information.

Course enrolment for 2016 is open!

If you have received and accepted an offer of place in your chosen programme (or have been placed on the Competitive Entry pathway), or are continuing in the same programme, you can start the Course Enrolment process via eVision.

See Course enrolment for more information.

University Course Advice Service

Need advice on which subject(s) or papers to choose, or considering changing your programme in 2016? 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 unique course.

More information see the Course Advice website.

Graduation - Te Tari Whakapōtaetaka

When you become eligible to apply to graduate, you should receive an email inviting you to submit an application. Once applications open you will be able to see the “Your graduation application” link within your eVision portal. It is important that you submit your application in time as late applications will not be accepted. See the Graduation at Otago page.


The Guide to Enrolment tells you what you need to do to complete your degree and lists the papers that are available for 2016. 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:



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

  • Thursday 1 October
    Applications due for second year classes in Law and the third stage of the Bachelor of Social Work programme in 2016
  • Friday 9 October
    Lectures end before second semester examinations
  • Wednesday 14 October
    Second semester examinations begin
  • Monday 26 October
    Labour Day
  • Saturday 7 November
    Second semester examinations end
  • Sunday 15 November
    Applications due for second year classes in Surveying in 2016
  • Saturday 5 December
    Graduations Ceremonies
  • Wednesday 9 December
    Graduations Ceremonies
  • Thursday 10 December
    Applications due from all new and recommencing students, and returning students applying for a new programme, commencing in Summer School or first semester, subject to the Entry Pathway system in 2016
    Applications due for first enrolment in most Honours, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters’ programmes in 2016
    Applications due for the first year of the Bachelor of Physical Education programme in 2016 (later applications will be considered if places are available)
  • Saturday 12 December
    Graduations Ceremonies
  • Tuesday 15 December
    Due date for submission of Summer School papers for Course Approval/li>
  • Monday 21 December
    Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration concerning Summer School papers