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Changing your course

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The deadline for adding, deleting or withdrawing from a paper/s for semester 2 has now passed.

You can still make changes to your specialisation using the Online change of course form.

Exceptional Withdrawal

In the event that you are prevented from successfully completing a paper or papers due to unexpected circumstances outside your control, you can apply for exceptional withdrawal from a semester 2 or full year paper/s via your eVision portal before the day of the final examination for the paper from which you wish to withdraw. If there is no final examination, you can apply by the official last day of classes for the paper concerned.

See the Withdrawal under exceptional circumstances web page for further information.

If you have any queries please contact AskOtago.

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.

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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.