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Changing your course

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The deadline for adding papers to your course for semester 2 has now passed.

You can still delete papers (until 5pm Friday 24 July) and make changes to your specialisation using the online Change of course form.

Late paper addition

In exceptional circumstances you may still be able to add a paper. This will be subject to the Late Paper Addition process.

Once you have submitted your change of course request on the online form we will email you a Late Paper Addition form that you will need to print and take to the Head of Department for each paper you wish to add. Late paper additions will only be approved in exceptional circumstance and are not guaranteed.

Course advice is available all year round. If you would like to be contacted by a Student Adviser please indicate this using the tick boxes at the end of the form. We may also contact you to discuss your changes before they are processed.

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.

If you haven't completed the course enrolment declaration and wish to add, drop, or change papers for semester 2, you can make changes to your course yourself through your eVision portal in most instances.

See the Changing my papers FAQ for more information.

Adding a semester 2 optional eighth paper to your HSFY course

Once you have your semester 1 results you will be able to add this 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 above).

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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 and deleting 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.

Withdrawing from a paper(s)

If you wish to withdraw from a paper or papers and have completed the course enrolment declaration, you can withdraw via your eVision portal.

See the Adding, deleting and withdrawing from papers page for more information.

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.

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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.