Step 4. Application approval

Confirmation of your Application to Enrol

UC will send you an email or letter within five working days that includes your Confirmation of Application to Enrol letter which confirms the enrolment details that have collected from you.

As soon as you receive the letter you should check that the courses and site codes are correct. If they are not correct, you should email enrol@canterbury.ac.nz with your student ID number to advise details of what needs to be corrected.

Make changes to your Application to Enrol

You can make changes to your qualification selection, course selection and contact details until you accept your Enrolment Offer. If you make changes after you have accepted your Enrolment Offer you will have to go through the approval process again.

You can make changes online with myUC, by phoning the Contact Centre or in person at the Student Service Centre.

Check the progress of your Application to Enrol

Check the progress of your application anytime by logging into myUC.

Processing your application may take several weeks. The University will make every effort to keep you informed of your application's progress and reach a decision as soon as possible.

Your application, qualification and course selections need to be reviewed by staff in the appropriate college, school and/or department. 

If you fail on any of the below and do not follow the appropriate approval processes, you will not receive a formal offer.

You application will be checked for:

Personal details

Your personal details will also be double-checked and, if additional information is needed, the University will email you asking to supply this.

Prerequisites

A prerequisite is a course that you must pass before you can do another, usually more advanced, course. Pre-requisites and workload need to be approved before a formal offer will be made. If you do not meet the prerequisite (or co-requisite) for a course, you will be notified via myUC with the status of the course application as failing the prerequisites.

If you fail to meet the prerequisites and believe you have grounds for an exemption or want to apply to study the course as a co-requisite, you must contact the relevant department or school to have them approve this. Use the application for exemption from a prerequisite or co-requisite form:

You will need to email or print the form and send this to the appropriate College Student Advisor. You can also contact the appropriate College/School or Department to discuss your options further.

Workload

If you have applied to enrol in more than 75 points per semester or more than 30 points of summer school courses, you must also apply for permission to enrol in an excess workload.

You can do this by submitting the Application for Permission to Enrol in an Excess Workload form:

International students