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Criteria for Admission to Particular Degrees

On this page:
Part 1: Admission for First Year Students
Part 2: Re-entry for Returning Students
Part 3: Admission for Transferring Students
Part 4: Exclusion for Unsatisfactory Progress from Particular Papers
Part 5: Appeals
Part 1
Admission for First Year Students
1.   Admission to the
    Bachelor of Arts (BA) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the School of Māori and Pacific Development
    Bachelor of Communication Studies (BCS)
    Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (BCMS)
    Bachelor of Electronic Commerce (BECom)
    Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLibS)
    Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)
    Bachelor of Māori and Pacific Development (BMPD)
    Bachelor of Science (BSc) in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences and the School of Science and Engineering
    Bachelor of Science (Technology) (BSc(Tech))
    Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc)
    Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies (BSpLS)
    Bachelor of Tourism (BTour) degrees
  Applicants for the above degrees must fulfil the academic criteria listed below:
  1.1   University Entrance 2
  1.1.1   Admission under NCEA
  Applicants who have achieved University Entrance through NCEA will be accepted into the degrees listed above.
  1.1.2   Admission under NZUEBS
  Applicants who have achieved University Entrance in the New Zealand University Entrance, Bursaries and Scholarships qualification will be accepted into the degrees listed above.
  1.2   Provisional/Discretionary Entrance 3
  1.2.1   Discretionary Entrance
  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. Applicants must also have satisfied the numeracy and literacy requirements of university entrance.
  Applications must be supported by the applicant’s school principal or the University’s Student Recruitment Officers.
  1.2.2   Provisional Entrance
  Applicants will normally be granted Provisional Entrance if they have gained a total of 12 or less in four subjects in Sixth Form Certificate, and their application is supported by their school principal or the University’s Student Recruitment Officers.
  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 Centre for Continuing Education bridging courses.
  1.4   Admission at entrance level or with credit from previous study for
  Bachelor of Arts (BA) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the School of Māori and Pacific Development
  Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLibS)
  Bachelor of Māori and Pacific Development (BMPD)
  Bachelor of Science (BSc) in the School of Science and Engineering
  Bachelor of Science (Technology) (BSc(Tech))
  Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc)
  Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies (BSpLS) 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
  Applicants seeking admission with a Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies will be accepted4 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.5,7
  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 accepted4 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 accepted4 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 Communication Studies (BCS)
  Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (BCMS)
  Bachelor of Electronic Commerce (BECom)
  Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)
  Bachelor of Science (BSc) in the School 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
  Applicants seeking admission with a Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies will be accepted4 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.5,6
  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 accepted4 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 accepted4 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 School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences is available only to applicants who are chosen by the School’s selection process. Applicants must have achieved a minimum of 14 credits at Level 2 in NCEA in Mathematics; in addition, applicants must submit a portfolio and attend an interview as part of the selection process.
  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 at Level 2 in NCEA in Music, or
  (b)   A grade of 3 or better in Sixth Form Certificate Music, or
  (c)   At least 14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA in Music, or
  (d)   A grade of C or better in NZUEBS Music, or
  (e)   A Grade 5 Theory pass or better in the Australian Music Education Board, Trinity College or Royal College of Music examinations, or
  (f)   A music qualification assessed as equivalent.
  Entry to the Performance stream will, in addition to the above criteria, require successful completion of an audition.
  Admission to Teacher Education Programmes
  In addition to satisfying the requirements for achieving university entrance, entry to School of Education programmes in teacher education is available only to applicants who are chosen by the School’s selection panels.
  Applicants to the above programmes must satisfy the requirements for admission to university listed below:
  2.1   University Entrance 2
  2.1.1   Admission under NCEA
  Applicants who have achieved University Entrance through NCEA will be accepted into the degrees listed above.
  2.1.2   Admission under NZUEBS
  Applicants who have achieved University Entrance in the New Zealand University Entrance, Bursaries and Scholarships qualification will be accepted into the degrees listed above.
  2.2   Provisional/Discretionary Entrance 3
  2.2.1   Discretionary Entrance
  Applicants will normally be granted Discretionary Entrance if they have gained a total of at least 80 credits in four approved subjects at Level 2 in the NCEA 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 the University’s Student Recruitment Officers.
  2.2.2   Provisional Entrance
  Applicants will normally be granted Provisional Entrance if they have gained a total of 12 or less in four subjects in Sixth Form Certificate, and their application is supported by their school principal or the University’s Student Recruitment Officers.
  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 accepted, except those that are clearly insufficiently prepared for academic study. Preference may be given to applicants who have successfully completed appropriate Centre for Continuing Education bridging courses.
  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
  Applicants seeking admission with a Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies will be accepted4 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.5
  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 accepted4 provided that they meet the additional criteria for their intended qualification set out in section 2.
  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 accepted4 provided that they meet the additional criteria for their intended qualification set out in section 2.
  2.5   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, will be considered on a case by case basis.
  2.6   Admission at entrance level or with credit from previous study for
      Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (BCGD)
      Admission to Teacher Education Programmes
  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   Admission from the University of Waikato Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies
  Applicants seeking admission with a Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies will be accepted4 into the qualification provided that they are chosen through the selection process for their intended qualification as set out in section 2 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.5,8
  Applicants not satisfying these requirements will be assessed on a case by case basis.
  2.6.3   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 accepted4 provided that they are chosen through the selection process for their intended qualification as set out in section 2.
  Applicants not satisfying this requirement will be assessed on a case by case basis.
  2.6.4   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 accepted4 provided that they are chosen through the selection process for their intended qualification as set out in section 2.
  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, will be considered on a case by case basis.
3.   Admission to the
      Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree
  3.1   University Entrance 2
  3.1.1   Admission under NCEA Level 3
  3.1.1.1   Admission to the BE in the Specified Programmes of Electronic Engineering and Engineering Science
  Entry into the BE in the above specified programmes will be guaranteed to applicants who gain University Entrance, including 20 credits or more at Level 3 in the NCEA in each of Physics and one of either Mathematics with Calculus or Statistics and Modelling.
  3.1.1.2   Admission to the BE in the Specified Programmes of Biochemical Engineering, Materials and Process Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
  Entry into the BE in the above specified programmes will be guaranteed to applicants who gain University Entrance, including 20 credits or more at Level 3 in the NCEA in each of Physics and one of either Mathematics with Calculus or Statistics and Modelling. Applicants must also gain at least 14 credits in Chemistry at Level 3 in the NCEA.
  3.1.1.3   Admission to the BE in the Specified Programme of Software Engineering
  Entry into the BE in the above specified programme will be guaranteed to applicants who gain University Entrance, including at least 20 credits at Level 3 in the NCEA in either Mathematics with Calculus or Statistics and Modelling, and 16 credits at Level 3 in the NCEA in each of three other approved subjects.
  Applicants who gain a total of 120 credits in their best five approved subjects and at least 24 credits, with a grade of Excellent in at least two thirds of the achievement standards in the following approved subjects may be given direct entry to the second year of the BE specified programmes listed:
    Physics and Mathematics with Calculus for admission to Electronic Engineering
    Mathematics with Calculus and Statistics and Modelling for admission to Engineering Science
    Mathematics with Calculus, Chemistry, and Physics for admission to Biochemical Engineering, Materials and Process Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering
  3.1.2   Admission under NZUEBS
  3.1.2.1   Admission to the BE in the Specified Programmes of Electronic Engineering and Engineering Science
  Entry into the BE in the above specified programmes will be guaranteed to applicants who gain University Entrance, including 60% or more in Physics and either Mathematics with Calculus or Mathematics with Statistics in the NZUEBS qualification.
  3.1.2.2   Admission to the BE in the Specified Programmes of Biochemical Engineering, Materials and Process Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
  Entry into the BE in the above specified programmes will be guaranteed to applicants who gain University Entrance, including 60% or more in Physics and either Mathematics with Calculus or Mathematics with Statistics in the NZUEBS qualification. Applicants must also gain at least a C grade in Chemistry in the NZUEBS qualification.
  3.1.2.3   Admission to the BE in the Specified Programme of Software Engineering
  Entry to the BE in the above specified programme will be guaranteed to applicants who gain University Entrance, with a total of 240 or more in their best four subjects in NZUEBS, including at least 60% in NZUEBS Mathematics with Calculus or Mathematics with Statistics.
  Applicants who gain a total of 400 or more, and at least 75% in the following NZUEBS subjects may be given direct entry to the second year of the BE specified programmes listed:
    Physics and Mathematics with Calculus for admission to Electronic Engineering
    Mathematics with Calculus and Mathematics with Statistics for admission to Engineering Science
    Mathematics with Calculus, Chemistry, and Physics for admission to Biochemical Engineering
    Mathematics with Calculus, Chemistry, and Physics for admission to Materials and Process Engineering
  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 appropriate Centre for Continuing Education bridging courses.
  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
  3.3.2.1   Admission to the BE in the Specified Programmes of Electronic Engineering and Engineering Science
  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 or CAFS005
      (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 study7
  will be accepted4 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 in the Specified Programmes of Biochemical Engineering, Materials and Process Engineering 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 CAFS010 and
    (c) a B grade in CAFS011 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 study7
  will be accepted4 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 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 or CAFS005 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 study7
  will be accepted4 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 in the Specified Programmes of Electronic Engineering and Engineering Science
  Applicants who have successfully completed the Certificate of University Preparation and achieved an overall B grade average, including a B grade in CUPR007, a B grade in CUPR008, and at least a C grade in every other paper will be accepted.4 Applicants not satisfying these requirements will be assessed on a case by case basis.
  3.3.3.2   Admission to the BE in the Specified Programmes of Biochemical Engineering, Materials and Process Engineering 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 CUPR006, a B grade in CUPR007, and at least a C grade in every other paper, will be accepted.4 Applicants not satisfying these requirements will be assessed on a case by case basis.
  3.3.3.3   Admission to the BE 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 CUPR008 and at least a C grade in every other paper, will be accepted.4 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 in the Specified Programmes of Electronic Engineering and Engineering Science
  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.4
  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 in the Specified Programmes of Biochemical Engineering, Materials and Process Engineering and Mechanical 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.4
  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 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.4
  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 programmes9
  The School 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 School’s programme of study. The School does not set aside places for specific groups of applicants.
  4.1   University Entrance 2
  4.1.1   Admission under NCEA Level 3
  There is a limited number of places in the Law School and a selection process applies. Each applicant will be considered by the School of Law Admissions Committee on a case by case basis. Factors such as academic results for NCEA 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 the Level 2 literacy and Level 1 numeracy requirements.
  4.1.2   Admission under NZUEBS
  There are a limited number of places in the Law School, but entry will be guaranteed to applicants who gain an A Bursary, including a grade of C or better in English in the New Zealand University Entrance, Bursaries and Scholarships qualification. All other applicants will be considered on a case by case basis. Factors such as academic results, school and community involvement and other achievements will be taken into account. Relevant information, with supporting evidence, should be included with the applicant’s written statement. All applicants will be required to have satisfied numeracy and literacy requirements of university entrance.
  4.2   Provisional/Discretionary Entrance 3
  4.2.1   Discretionary Entrance
  Applicants will normally be granted Discretionary Entrance if they have gained a total of 96 credits or better in four subjects in NCEA Level 2, with a grade of Merit or Excellence in two thirds of the achievement standards in each subject. Applicants must also have satisfied the numeracy and literacy requirements for university entrance. Applications must be supported by the applicants’s school principal or the University’s Student Recruitment Officers.
  4.2.2   Provisional Entrance
  Applicants will normally be granted Provisional Entrance if they have gained a total of 8 or less in four subjects in Sixth Form Certificate, provided that there is evidence of literacy and their application is supported by their school principal or the University’s Student Recruitment Officers.
  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 Centre for Continuing Education bridging courses.
  The School 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
  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 School 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 School 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 School 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 Te Tīmatanga Hou.

Part 2
Re-entry for Returning Students
5.   The right to automatic re-entry applies to re-enrolment in the qualification in which students were enrolled in their most recent year of enrolment.
6.   Students who gain unrestricted passes in papers worth at least half of the total points they are enrolled in for the year will gain automatic re-entry to their programmes, except in the case of re-entry to the qualifications listed below.
7.   Re-entry to Law Programmes
  7.1   Students who gain unrestricted passes in papers worth at least half of the total points they are enrolled in and have not failed more than the equivalent of 20 points in Law papers will gain automatic re-entry to their programme.
  7.2   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.
8.   Re-entry to Teacher Education programmes
  8.1   Students who gain unrestricted passes in papers worth at least half of the total points they are enrolled in and who satisfactorily complete the professional practice requirements will gain automatic re-entry to their programme.
  8.2   Returning students who wish to transfer between teacher education streams will need permission from the Dean of Education.
9.   Re-entry to the Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Science (Technology)
  Students who gain at least 100 points in unrestricted passes in their papers will gain automatic re-entry to their programme.

Part 3
Admission for Transferring Students
10.   Students wishing to transfer from one qualification to another need to meet the general requirements for re-entry for returning students listed in section 6.
11.   Additional criteria apply in the case of transfer into the following qualifications.
12.   Transfer into the Bachelor of Communication Studies, Bachelor of Electronic Commerce, Bachelor of Management Studies and Bachelor of Tourism degrees
  Students will not normally be considered unless they have successfully completed a full-time year of study and obtained a minimum B average.
13.   Transfer into Law programmes
  13.1   The School 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 School’s programme of study. The School does not set aside places for specific groups of applicants.
  13.2   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.7
  13.3   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.
14.   Transfer into the Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies
  14.1   There are a limited number of places available for transferring students within the BSpLS degree and this may vary from year to year.
  14.2   Students will be considered for transfer into the BSpLS degree by the Director of the BSpLS 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.
15.   Transfer into the Bachelor of Liberal Studies
  The range of papers available to students enrolled in the BLibS may be limited, particularly where the papers are intended for specialist and/or specific qualifications.
16.   Transfer into Teacher Education programmes
  16.1   Entry to the School of Education programmes in teacher education is available only to applicants who are chosen by the School’s selection panels and who satisfy the requirements for admission to university.
  16.2   Students will be considered for transfer from another qualification or tertiary institution by the relevant Programme Selection Committee on a case by case basis.5

Part 4
Exclusion for Unsatisfactory Progress from Particular Papers
17.   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.

Part 5
Appeals
18.   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/School in which the person wishes to enrol for a reconsideration of the Dean’s decision.
19.   A person whose application for reconsideration is declined by the relevant Dean may make a further appeal to the Admission Appeals Committee.
20.   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 Director of the Student and Academic Services Division not more than seven days after the date on which notification of the relevant decision is received.
21.   A decision by the Admission Appeals Committee is notified in writing, and is final.

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 through their study at Level 2 and Level 3 NCEA 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 Level 3 or NZUEBS will have their admission assessed on a case by case basis.
3.   Applicants who have achieved an equivalent to Discretionary/Provisional entrance through a qualification other than NCEA Level 2 or Sixth Form Certificate will have their admission assessed on a case by case basis.
4.   Many of the degrees offered at the University of Waikato have prerequisites on their core papers. Applicants who have not achieved specified prerequisites 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.
5.   All applicants for the BA, BCGD, BCMS, BLibS, BMPD, BMus, BSc (in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences), BSocSc, and BSpLS, whose admission is on the basis of study completed overseas, where the medium of instruction is not English, are required to provide evidence of a satisfactory level of competence in the use of English language. A TOEFL score of 550 (with at least 5 on the Test of Written English) or an IELTS score of 6.0 (with at least 6.0 in the written band) or above is considered to be evidence of such competence. Other evidence is considered on a case by case basis.
6.   All applicants for the BCS, BECom, BMS, and BTour whose admission is on the basis of study completed overseas, where the medium of instruction is not English, are required to provide evidence of a satisfactory level of competence in the use of English language. A TOEFL score of 550 (with at least 5 on the Test of Written English) or an IELTS score of 6.0 (with no less than 6.0 in any band) or above is considered to be evidence of such competence. Other evidence is considered on a case by case basis.
7.   All applicants for the BE, BSc (in the School of Science and Engineering), and the BSc(Tech) whose admission is on the basis of study completed overseas, where the medium of instruction is not English, are required to provide evidence of a satisfactory level of competence in the use of English language. A TOEFL score of 550 or an IELTS score of 6.0 (with no less than 6.0 in any band) is considered to be evidence of such competence. Other evidence is considered on a case by case basis.
8.   All applicants to Teacher Education programmes whose admission is on the basis of study completed overseas, where the medium of instruction is not English, are required to provide evidence of a satisfactory level of competence in the use of English language. A TOEFL score of 600 (with at least 5 on the Written Test of English) or an IELTS score of 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in the written band) or above is considered to be evidence of such competence. Other evidence is considered on a case by case basis.
9.   All applicants to the School of Law must provide evidence of a satisfactory level of competence in the use of the English language. 14 credits in English at NCEA Level 3, a C grade in NZUEBS English, 18 credits in English at NCEA Level 2, a score of 4 or less in Sixth Form Certificate English, a TOEFL score of 600 (with at least 5 on the Test of Written English) or an IELTS score of 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in the written band) or above is considered to be evidence of such competence. Other evidence is considered on a case by case basis.

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