Discretionary Entrance/Special Admission - University of Canterbury

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Discretionary Entrance/Special Admission - University of Canterbury

Information and Application FormDiscretionary Entrance/Special AdmissionPlease apply for EITHER Discretionary Entrance OR Special Admission.As an applicant for Discretionary Entrance:1. You must be a New Zealand or Australiancitizen or permanent resident.2. You must be 16 years of age or older by31 December in the year of application.3. You must have gained a minimum of 14credits in an approved subject at level 2towards NCEA, and have met the literacyand numeracy standards required forUE.4. You may not have attempted to qualify forNew Zealand University Entrance six monthsprior to applying.*As an applicant for Special Admission:1. You must not hold a university entrancequalification. However, you must havemet academic standards equivalent to thatrequired for university entrance.2. You will be required to provide evidence thatyou have met an appropriate numeracystandard e.g. NCEA Level 1, and evidenceof your competence in the Englishlanguage, e.g. NCEA credits at level 2 orabove in Reading and Writing, or equivalent.NB: Special Admission is for applicantspresenting with exceptional circumstances, e.g.home schooling. It is not an admission route forthose who have failed to achieve UE.All applicants:1. You must be under 20 years of age on 31 March for first semester or full year courses, or on 1August for second semester courses in the year in which you wish to begin your studies.2. You will require a recommendation from an advisor as to your readiness and suitability foruniversity study. An advisor will be your Principal, if you are still at school, or a University LiaisonOfficer or some other educational authority (e.g. the CEO of a Private Training Establishment) if youhave left school. You will normally have an interview with your advisor and this will contribute totheir recommendation.3. You should supply a brief submission in support of your application giving reasons why DiscretionaryEntrance/Special Admission is required. You may also include letters of support from others.4. You may apply for one qualification only. If a preferred degree/course has limited entry a secondnon-limited option is permitted.• If your application is successful you must enrol in the year for which admission has been applied,otherwise it will lapse.• If you are declined admission, and if further supporting evidence becomes available after the closingdate, you may seek a review of the decision by writing to the Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Academic).• Discretionary Entrance and Special Admission give you the right to enrol at the University ofCanterbury, they do not guarantee admission to any particular programme of study.• It is important that all prospective students are competent in English. The University does not acceptresponsibility for academic failure due to the lack of competence in English.* School students sitting 3 or more NCEA Level 3 subjects may apply for Discretionary Entrance to undertakesummer programme credit courses. If UE is not gained the student may continue with the course and ifsuccessful will be credited with it when UE is achieved.


Documentation required1. A certified copy of your birth certificateor a certified copy of the ‘PersonalIdentification’ page from your passport.2. Certified copies of your academic record,for example,• NCEA Level 1 or School Certificateresults• NCEA Level 2 or Sixth FormCertificate results• and any other academicachievements, e.g., unit standards.national diplomasFor this purpose a certified copy is a copy that hasbeen certified as a true copy by a Justice of thePeace, solicitor, notary public, your school’sPrincipal, or an official of the institution that issuedthe original document and must bear the officialstamp and signature of that person.NB: Do not send original documents.Application feeThe non-refundable fee for application is$60 (incl GST). A non-transferable chequemade payable to the University of Canterbury,together with full documentation should beattached to the application form.Application ProceduresKeep this half of the page for your owninformation.1. If you are still at school, completeyour part of the application form, thentake the form to your Principal. YourPrincipal will forward your completedapplication form to the University.2. If you have left school, complete yourpart of the application form, then post itto the Liaison Officer at the nearestUniversity. You should then telephonethe Liaison Officer to arrange aninterview and recommendation. TheLiaison Officer will forward yourcompleted application form to theUniversity.3. If you have left school and liveoutside a University city you shouldtelephone the nearest Liaison Officer toarrange an interview andrecommendation. This could bearranged at the local high school whenthe Liaison Officer next visits that school.The Liaison Officer will forward yourcompleted application form to theUniversity. In exceptional cases thisrequirement for an interview could bewaived with the approval of the LiaisonOfficer.Please send all completed applications bysecure post (e.g. Registered or Track Pack) to:Liaison OfficeUniversity of CanterburyPrivate Bag 4800CHRISTCHURCH 8020Important dates1. For starting in the first semesterClosing date for application 1 DecemberNotification date by University 20 DecemberLast day for seeking a review 14 JanuaryAll reviews finalised14 February2. For starting in the second semesterClosing date for application 21 JuneNotification date by University 1 JulyLast day for seeking a review 11 JulyAll reviews finalised15 July3. For summer credit coursesClosing date for application1 DecemberFor further information about Discretionary Entrance contact the Liaison Office, Tel: 03-364-2993, Fax: 03-364-2940, Freephone: 0800 103 109 or email liaison@canterbury.ac.nzFor further information about Special Admission contact the Manager, Academic Policy andProgrammes Unit, Tel: 03-364-2950, Fax: 03-364-2856


Application for Discretionary Entrance OR Special Admission(Closing Date: 1 December in the year before entry or 21 June for a second semester start)I am applying for: Discretionary Entrance Special Admission (tick one only)I am at school I have left school NSN Surname (family name): ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Forenames (given names): ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………Name of school last attended: ………………………………………………………………………….. Year: …………..If you have attended another institution since leaving school please list the name of the institution:…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Date of birth (attach certified copy of Birth Certificate or Passport page):….…./….../….……Permanent home address of applicant:………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Address for correspondence (if different):………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………..Tel: ( ) …………………………………………………. Tel: ( ) ………………………………………………………..Email: ) ………………………………………………….Email: ) ……………………………………………………….Please circle the degree you wish to enrol in:BA, BSc, BCom, BTchLn (Early Childhood), BTchLn (Primary), LLB, BEd, BSLT, BForSc, BFA, BE(Hons),MusB, BSpC, double degree (please specify) …….………………………………...………..or other (please specify) ………………………….………………………………………………………Subjects you wish to take if admission is granted:…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………For Discretionary Entrance ONLYAre you studying towards NCEA Level 2*? Will you have:• Achieved at least 14 credits in a subject at NCEA Level 2? • Met the literacy and numeracy standards required for University Entrance” Are you attempting University Entrance through NCEA this year? * If you are studying at school this year you must obtain endorsement from your school Principalbelow.Signed …………………………………………………………………………… PrincipalSchool …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Date …………………………………YesNo


All Applicants:Academic Record (Certified documentation must be attached)Please list all your school subjects and qualifications:NCEA Level 1 NCEA Level 2Subject School Year Credits Subject School Year Creditse.g. English 11 20 e.g. Classics 12 24……………………………………….. ………………… …………… ………………………………….. ………………… …………………………………………………….. ………………… …………… ………………………………….. ………………… …………………………………………………….. ………………… …………… ………………………………….. ………………… …………………………………………………….. ………………… …………… ………………………………….. ………………… …………………………………………………….. ………………… …………… ………………………………….. ………………… ……………NCEA Level 3Other (e.g. NZQA standards achieved withother tertiary providers, such as InstitutesSubject School Year Credits of Technology)e.g. Mathematics 13 18 Qualification/Unit Standard Level/Grade……………………………………….. ………………… …………… …………………………………..………………… …………………………………………………….. ………………… …………… …………………………………..………………… …………………………………………………….. ………………… …………… …………………………………………….…….… …………………………………………………….. ………………… …………… …………………………………..………………… …………………………………………………….. ………………… …………… …………………………………..………………… ……………I declare that the information supplied here is true and correct:Applicant’s signature: …………………………………………………………...Date: ……………..............Please check that you have completed all parts of the Application Form; that you have a attached a non-transferablecheque for $60; that you have attached your recommendation letter; and that you have supplied certified copies ofdocumentation (birth certificate and academic record). If you are a school student, your advisor should check that allinformation, documentation and fees are included and forward the completed form to the Liaison Manager on yourbehalf.To process your application, the University of Canterbury requires information about you from your Advisor (which is usually thePrincipal or Careers Advisor of your last school). In nominating this Advisor, you consent to this person, or their nominee releasinginformation about you to the University of Canterbury. It is the University of Canterbury’s practice to seek this information inconfidence which means that you may be refused access to information about you given to the University in this situation.FOR USE BY ADVISORRecommendation of the School Principal or LiaisonOfficer as to the applicant’s readiness and suitabilityfor university study.Should the applicant be accepted?Yes No To the best of your knowledge, will the applicant haveachieved the required literacy and numeracy standardsfor university entrance this year?Yes No In your opinion will the applicant be able to succeedacademically at university?………………………………………………………………………………In your opinion will the applicant be able to copesocially/emotionally with the demands of universitystudy?………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………In your opinion is university enrolment in the bestinterest of the applicant?…………………………………………………………………………………………Any other comments?……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Signature: …………………………………………………..…………………Advisor’s position: …………………………..…… Date: …………FOR USE BY THE UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURYApprove Decline Degree ………………………………..Official recommendation …………………………………………….…………………………………………………………………………………….……Signature: ………………………..……………… Date: …………..…Name: …………………………………………....

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