Students who fail more than half of their points in a year will be placed on conditional enrolment in the next subsequent year that they enrol at Otago.

If you are placed on conditional enrolment

If you are placed on conditional enrolment you will be notified by an alert in your eVision portal:

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Read the alert carefully as it contains important information.

To ensure you have the best chance of academic success, the following rules will be applied to your study if you are placed on conditional enrolment:

  • A maximum of three 18-point papers each semester is permitted and if enrolling in Summer School you may take one paper only
  • Any previously approved Final Examination Only (FEO) enrolments may be cancelled
  • No timetable clashes will be approved
  • You must meet the pre-requisites for the papers you wish to enrol in

In addition to these rules, you must also provide a study plan before your course can be approved for the year. A link to the study plan template can be found in the eVision alert about your conditional enrolment status, or you can download it from the link below:

Study plan for conditional enrolment (PDF 91KB)

If you are placed on conditional enrolment you should also seek advice from a Designated Adviser of Studies. To contact or make an appointment:

Freephone 0800 80 80 98 (within New Zealand)
Tel +64 3 479 7000

Make an appointment:

Online appointment booking form

Return to normal enrolment

If you are on conditional enrolment and pass at least half of the points for the year for which you are on conditional enrolment, you will return to a normal enrolment and no restrictions are placed on your study. However, if you do not pass at least half of your points while on conditional enrolment you will be suspended from the University of Otago for two years.

Any student suspended under the policy who wishes to enrol again when their suspension expires will be required to go through the Preferential Entry/Competitive Entry enrolment pathways process. This means that applicants will be considered for re-enrolment on the basis of their academic records at both Otago and other tertiary institutions where relevant.

If you intend on returning to University once your suspension expires, it is important you strengthen your academic record by successfully studying a course at Level 5 or above on the New Zealand Qualifications framework. Such programmes are offered by Polytechnics, Institutes of Technology and other similar types of institutions.

Further information

Last updated 06/12/2021 10.02 AM

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