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Changing your course

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Wanting to add a second semester eighth optional paper to your HSFY course?

You can now add it yourself through your eVision portal.

Log into eVision and select My programmes and papers. Under Health Sciences First Year you will see a link for Change of Course.

Complete the relevant screens, confirm your selection and you're done!

Note: If you have already selected your HSFY eighth optional paper and wish to either delete or change it, you will need to complete a Change of Course form (see below).

Wanting to make other changes to your second semester course?

Have you completed the course enrolment declaration?

If you've completed the declaration and wish to make changes to your course for second semester you'll need to complete the online change request form or collect a Change of Course Form from the AskOtago Central Hub in the Information Services Building (ISB).

If you haven't completed the course enrolment declaration you can make changes to your programme of study through your eVision portal.

If you're a Distance Learning student and wish to make changes, please email the details from your student email account to

The deadlines for making changes to your course for Summer School and first semester, have now passed. If you have any queries contact AskOtago or email

If you're unable to access the course enrolment declaration for the main enrolment period in your eVision portal you may still need to fulfill some conditions (e.g. gaining University Entrance). Check your eVision alerts for any outstanding conditions, or contact AskOtago for assistance.

Adding, deleting and withdrawing from papers

If you wish to add, drop, or change papers and have completed the course enrolment declaration, you may need to complete a Change of Course form. See above.

Paper selections that include timetable clashes may not be accepted. You can view timetable information for papers using the Web timetable viewer available on the Study Timetables page.

Making changes to your papers has implications for your fees, StudyLink loans and allowances, and academic record. It may also affect the immigration status of international students. See the webpage for more information.

Changing your programme

If you wish to change your programme (i.e. add, drop, or change qualifications, whether or not any papers are being changed) you will first need to apply via eVision for each new programme.

Once you have received and accepted an offer to the new programme(s), you can then drop any unwanted programmes.

If you wish to make any related changes to your papers you may be required to complete a Change of Course Form. See above.

Changing your major or minor subject(s)

If you wish to make a change to your major or minor subject(s), you may need to complete a Change of Course form. See above.

Important dates

There are strict deadlines for completing changes to your course.

It's your course

Through eVision you can check the papers you are enrolled for and whether or not any requested changes have been processed. It is your responsibility, and in your own best interests, to ensure that your course of study is in accordance with the relevant regulations in the University Calendar and that your enrolment correctly records the papers you are taking.

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Want to talk through your changes before you make them?

Make an appointment to talk to one of the Student Development Student Advisers.