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Selecting papers in eVision

Important notice for PGCertEdLn, PGDipEdLn, MEdLn students

When you attempt to pick a paper in eVision the registration system checks your Otago academic record against that paper’s pre-requisites. University regulations stipulate required pre-requisite points for a number of our postgraduate papers. We waive this, however, for students who have been admitted to our postgraduate programmes, since the majority of our students have gained entry via a different study pathway and/or may have come from different tertiary institutions.

If the check against your academic record doesn’t find the relevant pre-requisite points for the papers being selected, the system will not allow you to pick them and you will get a pop-up message saying that you do not have the pre-requisites, so you must request "Special permission" to do them. It is, unfortunately, the computer logic of the current system, and it will affect just about everybody doing our postgraduate papers.

This is not a barrier to you picking your papers:

  • If you haven’t been able to choose any papers, or only some of them, you need to click on the “Submit selections” button.
  • Then on the next page click on the “Confirm papers” button. This should get you through to a page where there is an option to review your selection, and then ask for "Special permission" for papers.
  • When requesting special permission, you simply need to list the paper codes of the papers.

If you continue to have problems, AskOtago will be able to help you with the technical support for eVision. You can phone them on 0800 80 80 98 to talk through the process, or contact AskOtago online.