Selection of applicants using the NCEA as a basis for entry
The University’s requirements for NCEA applicants are:
- Successful completion of NCEA 3;
- Completion of at least 80 credits at level 3;
- Successful completion of course prerequisites (see Course Search or the Undergraduate Prospectus for details).
To determine an overall standard the results an applicant receives in the NCEA are assigned a numerical value:
|Achieved with Excellence||5|
|Achieved with Merit||3.5|
Where more than 80 credits have been completed at level 3 only the 80 credits with the best results are considered. We convert the grades to the numerical values given above, then divide the total by the maximum possible to obtain a percentage.
For example: an applicant achieves the following grades as their best 80 results:
- 40 x Achieved with Excellence
- 32 x Achieved with Merit
- 8 x Achieved
First the numerical values are assigned:
40 (Achieved with Excellence) x 5 (numerical value for this grade) = 200
32 (Achieved with Merit) x 3.5 (numerical value for this grade) = 112
8 (Achieved) x 2.5 (numerical value for this grade) = 20
Total = 332
The table below gives the minimum entry standards for the various undergraduate degrees. Note that these are minimums and the standard required for a Commonwealth supported place is likely to be higher depending on the availability of and demand for places in the course.
|Course||Minimum average required in the best 80 level 3 credits|