Regulations for the Certificate of University Preparation (CUP)

Admission
1.   Candidates for the Certificate should normally have completed Year 13 in a New Zealand Secondary School or its equivalent.
2.   Every candidate for the Certificate must be accepted by the Director of the Waikato Pathways College.
Requirements for the Certificate
3.   The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Certificate is one semester full-time or its equivalent in part-time study. All study should be completed within one academic year.
4.   Candidates must enrol in the Waikato Pathways College and follow an approved programme of study.
5.   Candidates must gain 60 points, including any compulsory papers.
6.   Candidates must complete the requirements of a stream, as set out in the appendix to these regulations. The programme of study must include 30 points from the compulsory papers listed under Part A and 30 points selected from the papers listed under Part B for the stream the candidate is enrolled in. Candidates may, on the basis of academic advice and approval, be permitted to choose elective papers from the other stream.
Variations
7.   The Director or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.
Appendix General Stream
Part A: Compulsory Study Skills Papers
FOUND001 Introduction to Study Skills
FOUND002 Introduction to Critical Thought and Expression
Part B: Elective Papers
FOUND007 Bridging Calculus
CAFS005 Bridging Statistics
FOUND006 Bridging Accounting
CAFS007 Bridging Economics
CAFS014 Bridging Psychology
FOUND003 Bridging Arts
FOUND004 Bridging Social Sciences
FOUND009 Bridging Biology
FOUND010 Bridging Chemistry
FOUND011 Bridging Physics
FOUND008 Bridging Mathematics and Statistics
FOUND012 Bridging General Science
FOUND013 Te Huarahi Bridging Māori
Huarahi Māori Stream
Part A: Compulsory Study Skills Papers
FOUND001 Introduction to Study Skills
FOUND002 Introduction to Critical Thought and Expression
Part B: Elective Papers
FOUND013 Te Huarahi Bridging Māori
Plus one paper from the general stream electives above.

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