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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.

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Degree Planning Days – Thursday 28 April to Wednesday 4 May

Whether you are a first-year or returning student, the Degree Planning Days are an opportunity to meet with course advisers from Divisions and Departments to discuss your degree options, paper choices, and career options. See the event page for more details.

Course Advice

University Course Advice Service

Whether you are a first-year or returning student, if you need help selecting your papers, or you're not sure which degree is right for you, the University Course Advice Service are here to help. They can also get you in touch with expert staff from around the University – both academic and support – who can help you with your course.

More information see the Course Advice website.


Guide to Enrolment

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

  • Monday 4 April
    First semester resumes
  • Monday 25 April
    ANZAC Day
  • Sunday 1 May
    Applications due for admission to Medicine via the ‘Alternative’ category for 2017
  • Friday 6 May
    Last day to withdraw from first semester papers (5pm deadline)
  • Saturday 14 May
    Graduation Ceremonies
  • Saturday 21 May
    Graduation Ceremonies