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Having second thoughts?
Many students have second thoughts about a paper or course they’ve chosen to take. There is a period when you can change your mind about a paper or course and get a refund.
Final dates for enrolment changes, withdrawals and refunds
- The last date to make changes to your enrolment or withdraw with a full refund from Semester 1 (S1) courses that started on Monday 21 February 2022 is Sunday 6 March 2022.
- For Whole Year (W) courses that started on Monday 21 February 2022, the final date to withdraw with a full refund is Sunday 20 March 2022.
These dates are only applicable to Semester 1 and Whole Year courses. For all other courses (including teaching) please refer to the Key Enrolment Dates online.
Note: Dates for enrolment changes, withdrawals and refunds can vary depending on the course – check the specific page for your course for information about withdrawal dates.
Need to discuss your plans?
If you’d like to have a chat about your options or need more information to make a decision, there are heaps of people on campus you can talk to.
The first place you can go is Te Pātaka in Puaka-James High Central Library, where you can find:
- Kaitoku | Student Advisors
- UC Māori
- Pacific Development Team
- Enrolment and Fees advisors
- Contact Centre
You can also talk to:
- Student Care Advisors
- Te Rōpu Rapuara | UC Careers Advice, Jobs & Internships
- an RA in your hall.
Meningococcal disease is an infection caused by bacteria, which can lead to two serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses – meningitis (an infection of the brain membranes) and septicaemia (blood poisoning). It can develop in just a few hours.
The infection is spread in a similar way to the common cold – by coughing, sneezing, kissing or from contact with saliva – including through sharing cups, glasses and drink bottles. Young adults living closely with others are at high risk.
Protect yourself and others by getting vaccinated.
There are two vaccines available and the Te Whare Hauora
Health Centre strongly recommends students have both vaccines for optimal protection before you start at UC.
- Menactra or Nimenrix, protects against strains A, C, W and Y meningococcal disease (one dose) and is free for all domestic students up to 25 years who live in, or are about to enter halls of residence.
- Bexsero protects against strain B meningococcal disease (two doses required).