Criteria for Admission to Particular Qualifications

On this page:
Part 1: Admission to Bachelors Degrees
Part 2: Admission to Certificates and Diplomas
Part 3: Re-entry for Returning Students
Part 4: Admission for Transferring Students
Part 5: Exclusion for Unsatisfactory Progress from Particular Papers
Part 6: Appeals

Part 1
Admission to Bachelors Degrees

1.   Admission to the
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  Bachelor of Business Analysis - Financial (BBA(Fin))
  Bachelor of Communication Studies (BCS)
  Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (BCMS)
  Bachelor of Electronic Commerce (BECom)
  Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (BEntre)
  Bachelor of Environmental Planning (BEP)
  Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)
  Bachelor of Māori and Pacific Development (BMPD)
  Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies (BMCT)
  Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  Bachelor of Science (Technology) (BSc(Tech))
  Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc)
  Bachelor of Sport, Health and Human Performance (BSHHP)
  Bachelor of Tourism (BTour) degrees
  Applicants for the above degrees must fulfil the academic criteria listed below:
  1.1   University Entrance 2
  Applicants who have achieved University Entrance through NCEA will be accepted into the degrees listed above.
  1.2   Discretionary Entrance 3
  Applicants will normally be granted Discretionary Entrance if they have gained a total of at least 80 credits in NCEA at Level 2 in four subjects equivalent to the approved subjects for University Entrance in NCEA at Level 3, with a minimum grade of Merit in at least half of the achievement standards for each subject. Applicants must also have satisfied the numeracy and literacy requirements of University Entrance.
  Applications must be supported by the applicant’s school principal or a University Student Recruitment Adviser.
  1.3   Special Admission
  Applicants will be considered on a case by case basis. Applicants 20 years old and over by the beginning of their programme of study will be accepted, except those that are clearly insufficiently prepared for academic study. Preference may be given to applicants who have successfully completed appropriate Waikato Pathways College bridging programmes.
  1.4   Admission at entrance level or with credit from previous study for
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  Bachelor of Environmental Planning (BEP)
  Bachelor of Māori and Pacific Development (BMPD)
  Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies (BMCT)
  Bachelor of Science (BSc) in the Faculty of Science and Engineering
  Bachelor of Science (Technology) (BSc(Tech))
  Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc)
  Bachelor of Sport, Health and Human Performance (BSHHP) degrees
  1.4.1   Applicants will be considered on a case by case basis bearing in mind patterns of admission which have applied in previous years and the standing of the qualification in New Zealand.
  1.4.2   Admission from the University of Waikato Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies, or equivalent4
  Applicants seeking admission with a Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies will be accepted1 into the qualifications listed above provided that they have achieved
  (a)   no less than a C grade in any paper, and
  (b)   a B grade or better in each of CAFS001 and CAFS002 to satisfy the minimum English language requirement for undergraduate study.
  Applicants not satisfying these requirements will be assessed on a case by case basis.
  1.4.3   Admission from the University of Waikato Certificate of University Preparation
  Applicants who have successfully completed the Certificate of University Preparation with no less than a C grade in any paper will be accepted1 into the qualifications listed above.
  Applicants not satisfying this requirement will be assessed on a case by case basis.
  1.4.4   Admission from the University of Waikato Te Tīmatanga Hou Programme
  Applicants who have successfully completed Te Tīmatanga Hou certificate with no less than a C grade in any paper will be accepted1 into the qualifications listed above.
  Applicants who have successfully completed one semester of Te Tīmatanga Hou programme will be considered on a case by case basis.
  1.5   Admission at entrance level or with credit from previous study for
  Bachelor of Business Analysis - Financial (BBA(Fin))
  Bachelor of Communication Studies (BCS)
  Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (BCMS)
  Bachelor of Electronic Commerce (BECom)
  Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (BEntre)
  Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)
  Bachelor of Science (BSc) in the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
  Bachelor of Tourism (BTour) degrees
  1.5.1   Applicants will be considered on a case by case basis bearing in mind patterns of admission which have applied in previous years and the standing of the qualification in New Zealand.
  1.5.2   Admission from the University of Waikato Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies, or equivalent4
  Applicants seeking admission with a Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies will be accepted1 into the qualifications listed above provided that they have achieved
  (a)   no less than a C grade in any paper, and
  (b)   a B grade or better in each of CAFS001 and CAFS002 to satisfy the minimum English language requirement for undergraduate study.
  Applicants not satisfying these requirements will be assessed on a case by case basis.
  1.5.3   Admission from the University of Waikato Certificate of University Preparation
  Applicants who have successfully completed the Certificate of University Preparation and achieved an overall B grade average, with no less than a C grade in any paper, will be accepted1 into the qualifications listed above.
  Applicants not satisfying this requirement will be assessed on a case by case basis.
  1.5.4   Admission from the University of Waikato Te Tīmatanga Hou Programme
  Applicants who have successfully completed Te Tīmatanga Hou certificate and achieved
  (a)   an overall B grade average, with no less than a C grade in any paper, and
  (b)   a B grade or better in TTHO021 and CUPR021
  will be accepted1 into the qualifications listed above.
  Applicants who have successfully completed one semester of Te Tīmatanga Hou programme will be considered on a case by case basis.
2.   Admission to the
  Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (BCGD) degree
  In addition to satisfying the requirements for achieving University Entrance, entry into the BCGD programme in the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences is available only to applicants who are chosen by the Faculty’s selection process. Applicants must have achieved a minimum of 14 credits in NCEA at Level 2 in Mathematics; in addition, applicants must submit a portfolio as part of the selection process and may also be required to attend an interview.
  Bachelor of Education (BEd) and Bachelor of Teaching (BTchg) degrees
  In addition to satisfying the requirements for achieving University Entrance, entry into the BEd and BTchg programmes in the Faculty of Education is available only to applicants who are chosen by the Faculty’s selection panels (see the Schedule of Limitations on Enrolments).
  Bachelor of Music (BMus) degree
  In addition to satisfying the requirements for achieving University Entrance, all applicants for the BMus must have
  (a)   at least 20 credits in NCEA at Level 2 in Music, or
  (b)   at least 14 credits in NCEA at Level 3 in Music, or
  (c)   a Grade 3 Theory pass or better in the New Zealand Music Education Board, or Australian Music Education Board, or
  (d)   a Grade 5 Theory pass or better in the Trinity College or Royal College of Music examinations, or
  (e)   a music qualification assessed as equivalent.
  Entry to the Performance stream will, in addition to the above criteria, require successful completion of an audition.
  Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree
  In addition to satisfying the requirements for achieving University Entrance, all applicants must follow a selection process approved by the Chair of the School of Social Sciences, including a police vetting check, to ensure they are a 'fit and proper' person to be a social worker. Details of the selection and police vetting processes are available in the programme handbook and supplementary application forms.
  Applicants to the above programmes must satisfy the requirements for admission to university listed below:
  2.1   University Entrance 2
  Applicants who have achieved University Entrance through NCEA will be eligible to be accepted into the degrees listed above.
  2.2   Discretionary Entrance 3
  Applicants will normally be granted Discretionary Entrance if they have gained a total of at least 80 credits in NCEA at Level 2 in four subjects equivalent to the approved subjects for University Entrance in NCEA at Level 3, with a minimum grade of Merit in at least half of the achievement standards for each subject. Applicants must also have satisfied the numeracy and literacy requirements of University Entrance.
  Applications must be supported by the applicant’s school principal or a University Student Recruitment Adviser.
  2.3   Special Admission
  Applicants will be considered on a case by case basis. Applicants 20 years old and over by the beginning of their programme of study will be eligible for acceptance, except those that are clearly insufficiently prepared for academic study. Preference may be given to applicants who have successfully completed appropriate Waikato Pathways College bridging programmes.
  2.4   Admission at entrance level or with credit from previous study for
  Bachelor of Music (BMus) degree
  2.4.1   Applicants will be considered on a case by case basis bearing in mind patterns of admission which have applied in previous years and the standing of the qualification in New Zealand.
  2.4.2   Admission from the University of Waikato Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies, or equivalent4
  Applicants seeking admission with a Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies will be accepted1 into the BMus provided that they are chosen through the selection process as set out in section 2 of these regulations and have achieved
  (a)   no less than a C grade in any paper, and
  (b)   a B grade or better in each of CAFS001 and CAFS002 to satisfy the minimum English language requirement for undergraduate study.
  Applicants not satisfying these requirements will be assessed on a case by case basis.
  2.4.3   Admission from the University of Waikato Certificate of University Preparation
  Applicants who have successfully completed the Certificate of University Preparation with no less than a C grade in any paper will be accepted1 provided that they meet the additional criteria for the BMus as set out in section 2 of these regulations.
  Applicants not satisfying this requirement will be assessed on a case by case basis.
  2.4.4   Admission from the University of Waikato Te Tīmatanga Hou Programme
  Applicants who have successfully completed Te Tīmatanga Hou certificate with no less than a C grade in any paper will be accepted1 provided that they meet the additional criteria for the BMus as set out in section 2 of these regulations.
  2.4.5   Applicants who have successfully completed one semester of Te Tīmatanga Hou programme, and who have met the additional criteria for the BMus as set out in section 2 of these regulations, will be considered on a case by case basis.
  2.5   Admission at entrance level or with credit from previous study for
  Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (BCGD), Bachelor of Education (BEd), and Bachelor of Teaching (BTchg) degrees
  2.5.1   Applicants will be considered on a case by case basis bearing in mind patterns of admission which have applied in previous years and the standing of the qualification in New Zealand.
  2.5.2   Admission from the University of Waikato Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies, or equivalent4
  Applicants seeking admission with a Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies will be accepted1 into the qualification provided that they are chosen through the selection process for their intended qualification as set out in section 2 of these regulations and have achieved
  (a)   no less than a C grade in any paper, and
  (b)   a B grade or better in each of CAFS001 and CAFS002 to satisfy the minimum English language requirement for undergraduate study.
  Applicants not satisfying these requirements will be assessed on a case by case basis.
  2.5.3   Admission from the University of Waikato Certificate of University Preparation
  Applicants who have successfully completed the Certificate of University Preparation and achieved an overall B grade average, with no less than a C grade in any paper, will be accepted1 provided that they are chosen through the selection process for their intended qualification as set out in section 2 of these regulations.
  Applicants not satisfying this requirement will be assessed on a case by case basis.
  2.5.4   Admission from the University of Waikato Te Tīmatanga Hou Programme
  Applicants who have successfully completed Te Tīmatanga Hou certificate and achieved an overall B grade average, with no less than a C grade in any paper, will be accepted1 provided that they are chosen through the selection process for their intended qualification as set out in section 2 of these regulations.
  Applicants who have successfully completed one semester of Te Tīmatanga Hou programme, and who have met the additional criteria for their intended qualification as set out in section 2 of these regulations, will be considered on a case by case basis.
  2.6   Admission at entrance level or with credit from previous study for
  Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree
  2.6.1   Applicants will be considered on a case by case basis bearing in mind patterns of admission which have applied in previous years and the standing of the qualification in New Zealand.
  2.6.2   Credit of social work theory and practice papers from previous study will be available only within five years of completion.
  2.6.3   Admission from the University of Waikato Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies, or equivalent4
  Applicants seeking admission with a Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies will be accepted1 into the BSW provided that they are chosen through the selection process as set out in section 2 of these regulations and have achieved
  (a)   no less than a C grade in any paper, and
  (b)   a B grade or better in each of CAFS001 and CAFS002 to satisfy the minimum English language requirement for undergraduate study.
  Applicants not satisfying these requirements will be assessed on a case by case basis.
  2.6.4   Admission from the University of Waikato Certificate of University Preparation
  Applicants who have successfully completed the Certificate of University Preparation with no less than a C grade in any paper will be accepted1 into the BSW provided that they are chosen through the selection process as set out in section 2 of these regulations.
  Applicants not satisfying this requirement will be assessed on a case by case basis.
  2.6.5   Admission from the University of Waikato Te Tīmatanga Hou Programme
  Applicants who have successfully completed Te Tīmatanga Hou certificate with no less than a C grade in any paper will be accepted1 into the BSW provided that they are chosen through the selection process as set out in section 2 of these regulations.
  Applicants who have successfully completed one semester of Te Tīmatanga Hou programme, and who have met the additional criteria for the BSW as set out in section 2 of these regulations, will be considered on a case by case basis.
3.   Admission to the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE(Hons)) degree
  3.1   University Entrance 2
  3.1.1   Admission to the BE(Hons) in the Specified Programmes of Electronic Engineering, Engineering Science and Mechanical Engineering
  Entry into the BE(Hons) in the above specified programmes will be guaranteed to applicants who gain University Entrance, including a minimum of 16 credits in NCEA at Level 3 in Mathematics with Calculus. Applicants must also gain at least 14 credits in NCEA at Level 3 in Physics.
  3.1.2   Admission to the BE(Hons) in the Specified Programmes of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Materials and Process Engineering
  Entry into the BE(Hons) in the above specified programmes will be guaranteed to applicants who gain University Entrance, including a minimum of 16 credits in NCEA at Level 3 in Mathematics with Calculus. Applicants must also gain at least 16 credits in NCEA at Level 3 in Chemistry and 14 credits in NCEA at level 3 in Physics.
  3.1.3   Admission to the BE(Hons) in the Specified Programme of Software Engineering
  Entry into the BE(Hons) in the above specified programme will be guaranteed to applicants who gain University Entrance, including a minimum of 16 credits in NCEA at Level 3 in Mathematics with Calculus. Applicants must also gain at least 14 credits in NCEA at Level 3 in two other approved subjects for University Entrance.
  3.1.4   The Dean of the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences and the Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering may waive up to 120 points of level 100 papers of the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) for candidates who have achieved exceptionally high grades in approved subjects in the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) qualification at Level 3 or higher or in other qualifications considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, provided that students substitute approved alternative papers of equal points value, in consultation with the relevant Dean.
  3.2   Special Admission
  Applicants with evidence of successfully completed post-secondary study will normally be accepted. This includes applicants who have successfully completed the Te Tīmatanga Hou programme or another appropriate Waikato Pathways College bridging programme.
  3.3   Admission at entrance level or with credit from previous study
  3.3.1   Applications will be considered on a case by case basis bearing in mind patterns of admission which have applied in previous years and the standing of the qualification in New Zealand.
  3.3.2   Admission from the University of Waikato Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies, or equivalent4
  3.3.2.1   Admission to the BE(Hons) in the Specified Programmes of Electronic Engineering, Engineering Science, and Mechanical Engineering
  Applicants who have successfully completed the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies and achieved
  (a) an overall B grade average, including
  (b) a B grade in CAFS011 and
  (c) a B grade in CAFS004 and
  (d) at least a C grade in every other paper and
  (e) a B grade in CAFS001 and CAFS002 to satisfy the minimum English language requirement for undergraduate study
  will be accepted1 into this specified programme.
  Applicants not satisfying these requirements will be assessed on a case by case basis.
  3.3.2.2   Admission to the BE(Hons) in the Specified Programmes of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Materials and Process Engineering
  Applicants who have successfully completed the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies and achieved:
    (a) an overall B grade average, including
    (b) a B grade in CAFS010 and
    (c) a B grade in CAFS004 and
    (d) a B grade in CAFS011 and
    (e) at least a C grade in every other paper and
    (f) a B grade in CAFS001 and CAFS002 to satisfy the minimum English language requirement for undergraduate study
  will be accepted1 into this specified programme. Applicants not satisfying these requirements will be assessed on a case by case basis.
  3.3.2.3   Admission to the BE(Hons) in the Specified Programme of Software Engineering
  Applicants who have successfully completed the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies and achieved:
    (a) an overall B grade average, including
    (b) a B grade in CAFS004 and
    (c) at least a C grade in every other paper; and
    (d) a B grade in CAFS001 and CAFS002 to satisfy the minimum English language requirement for undergraduate study
  will be accepted1 into this specified programme. Applicants not satisfying these requirements will be assessed on a case by case basis.
  3.3.3   Admission from the University of Waikato Certificate of University Preparation
  3.3.3.1   Admission to the BE(Hons) in the Specified Programmes of Electronic Engineering, Engineering Science, and Mechanical Engineering
  Applicants who have successfully completed the Certificate of University Preparation and achieved an overall B grade average, including a B grade in CAFS011, a B grade in CAFS004, and at least a C grade in every other paper will be accepted.1 Applicants not satisfying these requirements will be assessed on a case by case basis.
  3.3.3.2   Admission to the BE(Hons) in the Specified Programmes of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Materials and Process Engineering
  Applicants who have successfully completed the Certificate of University Preparation and achieved an overall B grade average, including a B grade in two of CAFS004, CAFS010 or CAFS011 and at least a C grade in every other paper, will be accepted.1 Applicants not satisfying these requirements will be assessed on a case by case basis.
  3.3.3.3   Admission to the BE(Hons) in the Specified Programme of Software Engineering
  Applicants who have successfully completed the Certificate of University Preparation and achieved an overall B grade average, including a B grade in CAFS004 and at least a C grade in every other paper, will be accepted.1
  Applicants not satisfying these requirements will be assessed on a case by case basis
  3.3.4   Admission from the University of Waikato Te Tīmatanga Hou Programme
  3.3.4.1   Admission to the BE(Hons) in the Specified Programmes of Electronic Engineering, Engineering Science, and Mechanical Engineering
  Applicants who have successfully completed Te Tīmatanga Hou certificate and achieved an overall B grade average, including a B grade in TTHO019, a B grade in each of TTHO017 and CUPR024, and at least a C grade in every other paper, will be accepted.1
  Applicants who have successfully completed one semester of Te Tīmatanga Hou programme will be considered on a case by case basis.
  3.3.4.2   Admission to the BE(Hons) in the Specified Programmes of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Materials and Process Engineering
  Applicants who have successfully completed Te Tīmatanga Hou certificate and achieved an overall B grade average, including a B grade in each of TTHO017 and CUPR024, a B grade in each of TTHO019 and CUPR025, and at least a C grade in every other paper, will be accepted.1
  Applicants who have successfully completed one semester of Te Tīmatanga Hou programme will be considered on a case by case basis.
  3.3.4.3   Admission to the BE(Hons) in the Specified Programme of Software Engineering
  Applicants who have successfully completed Te Tīmatanga Hou certificate and achieved an overall B grade average, including a B grade in each of TTHO017 and CUPR024, and at least a C grade in every other paper, will be accepted.1
  Applicants who have successfully completed one semester of Te Tīmatanga Hou programme will be considered on a case by case basis.
4.   Admission to all Law papers and programmes
  The Faculty of Law Admissions Committee will have regard to equity considerations in making its decisions, but in all cases those offered places will have demonstrated their academic preparedness for the Faculty’s programme of study. The Faculty does not set aside places for specific groups of applicants (see the Schedule of Limitations on Enrolments).
  4.1   University Entrance 2
  There are a limited number of places in the Faculty of Law and a selection process applies. Each applicant will be considered by the Faculty of Law Admissions Committee on a case by case basis. Factors such as academic results in NCEA at Level 3 and other forms of assessment, as well as school and community involvement and achievements will be taken into account. Applicants will be required to provide supporting evidence of results and achievements with their written statement. All applicants will be required to have satisfied the requirements for achieving University Entrance, including NCEA Level 1 numeracy and Level 2 literacy requirements.
  4.2   Discretionary Entrance 3
  Applicants will normally be granted Discretionary Entrance if they have gained a total of at least 80 credits in four subjects at Level 2 in the NCEA, with a minimum grade of Merit in at least half of the achievement standards for each subject. All subjects must be from the list of approved subjects. Applicants must also have satisfied the numeracy and literacy requirements for University Entrance. Applications must be supported by the applicant’s school principal or a University Student Recruitment Adviser, and be approved by the Faculty of Law Admission Committee which will also consider the applicant’s personal statement and their academic preparedness for university law study.
  4.3   Special Admission
  Applicants will be considered for Special Admission on a case by case basis, having regard to their level of schooling, other relevant study, interests and expertise, experience and skills, and other such information as is available with respect to their academic preparedness, including, where appropriate, the completion of Waikato Pathways College bridging programmes.
  The Faculty will afford priority to
  •  applicants with law-related experience
    applicants who have successfully completed a programme of degree level study at a tertiary institution.
  4.4   Admission at entrance level or with credit from previous study
  4.4.1   Applicants will be considered on a case by case basis bearing in mind patterns of admission which have applied in previous years and the standing of the qualification in New Zealand.
  4.4.2   Admission from the University of Waikato Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies, or equivalent4
  Applicants who have successfully completed the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies and achieved at least a B grade average overall, with a B grade or higher in CAFS003 will have guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Laws programme.
  Other students are encouraged to apply and will be considered by the Faculty of Law Admissions Committee on a case by case basis, taking account of their level of academic achievement.
  4.4.3   Admission from the University of Waikato Certificate of University Preparation
  Applicants who have successfully completed the Certificate of University Preparation with at least a B grade average overall, with B grades or higher in CUPR001 and CUPR002 or CUPR021 and CUPR022 and subsequently B grades or higher in all their B semester non-Law degree level papers, will have guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Laws programme.
  Other students are encouraged to apply and will be considered by the Faculty of Law Admissions Committee, on a case by case basis, taking account of their level of academic achievement.
  4.4.4   Admission from the Te Tīmatanga Hou programme
  Applicants who have successfully completed Te Tīmatanga Hou certificate and achieved at least a B grade average overall, with B grades or higher in TTHO021 and CUPR021, will have guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Law programme. Other students are encouraged to apply and will be considered by the Faculty of Law Admissions Committee, on a case by case basis, taking account of their level of academic achievement, and the recommendation of the Director of the Waikato Pathways College.

Part 2
Admission to Certificates and Diplomas

5.   In addition to the admission criteria set out in the relevant qualification regulations, applicants for certificates and diplomas in the following qualifications must meet specific criteria for admission:
  5.1   Graduate Diploma of Teaching
      Entry into the GradDipT programme in the Faculty of Education is available only to applicants who are chosen by the Faculty’s selection panels (see the Schedule of Limitations on Enrolment).
  5.2   Postgraduate Certificate in School Principalship (PGCert(SchPrinc))
      Applicants must have at least three years full-time equivalent teaching experience.
  5.3   Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching (PGCert(TertTchg))
      Applicants must have at least two years full-time equivalent teaching experience in a tertiary setting.
  5.4   Postgraduate Diploma in Interpreting and Translating Māori (PGDip(Int&Trans))
      Applicants must satisfy the Dean of the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies that they have a high standard of proficiency in English and Māori.

Part 3
Re-entry for Returning Students

6.   The right to re-entry applies to re-enrolment in the qualification(s) in which a student was enrolled in her/his most recent period of enrolment.
7.   Annual re-entry criteria
  A student who gains unrestricted passes in papers worth at least half of the total points the student is enrolled in for the year will gain re-entry, except in the case of re-entry to the qualifications listed below.
8.   Re-entry to Law Programmes
  8.1   A student who gains unrestricted passes in papers worth at least half of the total points the student is enrolled in and has not failed more than the equivalent of 20 points in Law papers will gain re-entry.
  8.2   The Dean has authority to determine on a case by case basis whether candidates who fail Law papers in a given year may repeat those papers, and whether they may enrol concurrently for more advanced papers in Law.
9.   Re-entry to Teacher Education Programmes
  9.1   A student who gains unrestricted passes in papers worth at least half of the total points the student is enrolled in and who satisfactorily completes the professional practice requirements will gain re-entry.
  9.2   A returning student who wishes to transfer between teacher education streams will need permission from the Dean of Education.
  9.3   The Dean has authority to determine on a case by case basis whether candidates who fail papers in the Graduate Diploma in Teaching in a given year, may repeat those papers.
10.   Re-entry to conjoint degree programmes
  To be eligible for re-entry to a conjoint degree programme a student must meet the re-entry requirements for each of the component degrees and satisfy the Dean(s) of the Faculty and/or School of Studies that her/his academic performance is of a good standard.
11.   Semester re-entry criteria
  11.1   A student who is enrolled in papers worth more than 20 points in a single semester and who fails all of those papers will be ineligible for re-entry in the following semester.
  11.2   A student who is ineligible for re-entry in the following semester but who is enrolled in papers in that semester will be withdrawn from those papers.

Part 4
Admission for Transferring Students

12.   A student who wishes to transfer from one qualification to another needs to meet the general and relevant specific requirements for re-entry for returning students listed in Part 3 of these regulations.
13.   Additional criteria apply in the case of transfer into the following qualifications.
14.   Transfer into the Bachelor of Business Analysis - Financial (BBA(Fin)), Bachelor of Communication Studies (BCS), Bachelor of Electronic Commerce (BECom), Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) and Bachelor of Tourism (BTour) degrees
  Students will not normally be considered unless they have successfully completed a full-time year of study and obtained a minimum B average.
15.   Transfer into Law programmes
  15.1   The Faculty Admissions Committee will have regard to equity considerations in making its decisions, but in all cases those offered places will have demonstrated their academic preparedness for the Faculty’s programme of study. The Faculty does not set aside places for specific groups of applicants.
  15.2   Students will be considered for transfer from another degree or tertiary institution on a case by case basis. Preference will be given to those who obtain the highest grades and whose performance provides evidence of literacy.
  15.3   Those who have completed a first degree may apply for exemption from the non-Law requirements of the LLB and will be considered for admission to Law 1 and Law 2 concurrently.
16.   Transfer into the Bachelor of Sport, Health and Human Performance (BSHHP)
  16.1   There are a limited number of places available for transferring students within the BSHHP degree and this may vary from year to year.
  16.2   Students will be considered for transfer into the BSHHP degree by the Director of the BSHHP Programme on a case by case basis. Preference will be given to candidates who have successfully completed a full-time year of study and obtained a B minimum average.
17.   Transfer into the Bachelor of Education (BEd) and Bachelor of Teaching (BTchg)
  17.1   Entry to the BEd and BTchg in the Faculty of Education is available only to applicants who are chosen by the Faculty’s selection panels and who satisfy the requirements for admission to university.
  17.2   Students will be considered for transfer from another qualification or tertiary institution by the relevant Programme Selection Committee on a case by case basis.

Part 5
Exclusion for Unsatisfactory Progress from Particular Papers

18.   Students who have failed a paper, or any equivalent or substantially similar paper, on a second or subsequent enrolment will be excluded from the paper and will be ineligible to re-enrol in that paper.
19.   Where a student is excluded from a paper that is a compulsory paper for a qualification the student will not be permitted to enrol in, or continue a current enrolment in, that qualification.

Part 6
Appeals

20.   A person who
  (a)   is qualified for admission to the university but who is not accepted into his or her choice of qualification, or
  (b)   fails to meet the criteria for re-entry to their qualification, or
  (c)   is excluded from a paper
  may apply to the Dean of the Faculty or School of Studies in which the person wishes to enrol for a reconsideration of the Dean’s decision.
21.   A person whose application for reconsideration is declined by the relevant Dean may make a further appeal to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic under delegated authority of the Academic Board.
22.   An appeal, comprising a written statement of the circumstances of the appeal, together with supporting evidence, if available, must be submitted by the student to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic not more than seven days after the date on which notification of the relevant decision is received.
23.   A decision by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic is notified in writing, and is final.
24.   Report to the Education Committee
   

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic must submit an annual report to the Education Committee providing an overview of admission appeal decisions made during the relevant year, together with any consequent recommendations with respect to the Criteria for Admission to Particular Qualifications.


Notes:
1.   Many of the degrees offered at the University of Waikato have prerequisites on their core papers. Applicants who have not achieved specified prerequisites either through their study in NCEA at Level 2 and Level 3 or through their Foundation Studies programme will be required to take additional papers or foundation courses in order to satisfy these prerequisites. Applicants in this situation are advised that not all papers undertaken may count towards the completion of the degree and that the programme of study may take an additional period of time.
2.   Applicants who have achieved an equivalent to New Zealand University Entrance through a qualification other than NCEA at Level 3 will have their admission assessed on a case by case basis.
3.   Applicants who have achieved an equivalent to Discretionary Entrance through a qualification other than NCEA at Level 2 will have their admission assessed on a case by case basis.
4.   Applicants who have achieved an equivalent to the University of Waikato Certificate of Foundation Studies will have their admission assessed based on an approved guaranteed credit arrangement or on a case by case basis.

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