What happens after you enrol

Processing times

New students

Once you have sent us your enrolment we check that you are eligible to be admitted to Massey University. If your application is dependent on results from a university entrance qualification, eg NCEA Level 3, we will process your admission as soon as these are available. For standard enrolments processing usually takes two weeks. However, if you are applying for Admission with Equivalent Status (AES), Discretionary Entrance (DE) or cross credits you need to allow another three to four weeks in addition to the standard two week processing time.

As part of processing your enrolment we will check that the papers you have selected are available in your chosen semester, are suitable for your course of study and we will ensure that you have met any prerequisite requirements. If we require any additional information from you, or if your enrolment is unsuccessful, we will contact you.

Returning students

The standard processing time for returning students is two weeks. As part of processing your enrolment we will check that the papers you have selected are available in your chosen semester, are suitable for your course of study and ensure you have met any prerequisite requirements. If we require any additional information from you we will contact you. However, if you are applying for Admission with Equivalent Status (AES) or cross credits you need to allow another three to four weeks in addition to the standard two week processing time.

Offer of Place and Confirmation of Enrolment

Domestic and returning international students

Massey University will issue each student with an Offer of Place once their first enrolment application for the academic year is approved. You will be notified by email that an Offer of Place has been issued. The email will also include information about how to respond to the Offer online. You can check out our online tutorial to see how to accept your Offer of Place online.

Once you receive your Offer of Place, you may accept, decline or apply to change your programme(s) and paper(s). If you accept your Offer, you will receive a Confirmation of Enrolment by email and the enrolment process will be complete. If you decline your Offer, you will terminate your enrolment application and you will not be enrolled. If you apply to change your enrolment, your application will be reassessed and a second offer will be issued if approved.

Once you have accepted an Offer of Place for an academic year, you do not have to do so again. Any changes you make will be acknowledged with a Confirmation of Enrolment.

The Confirmation of Enrolment contains the following information:

  • Confirmation of your programme and majors, minors or endorsements
  • Confirmation of your approved papers
  • Any papers that could not be approved or that you withdrew from (the reason is shown)
  • Dates you may withdraw from papers without financial and academic penalties.

If you want to make changes to your programme and paper choices before you receive an Offer of Place, or after you receive your first Confirmation of Enrolment, you may do so using MyEnrolment up until the start of your study. Once you start studying you will also be able to use MyEnrolment to withdraw from papers if required. Please see changing and withdrawing from study for conditions of withdrawal. We recommend that you allow plenty of time for processing of any changes to avoid delays in providing you with study material, etc. 

New international students

New international students should refer to the International web pages for details about their Offer of Place and enrolment confirmation process.

Distance learning study material

If you meet the requirements for entry to a paper, you will receive your study materials. This does not mean your enrolment is complete - your programme of study still requires confirmation. Study material for distance (extramural) papers is usually sent out by at least one week prior to the start of the semester.

Payment of fees

All University fees are payable immediately upon the University issuing a Confirmation of Enrolment and before you begin your first paper, or earlier if specified in your Offer of Place. You will be able to check fees due by logging into MyMassey and checking MyFinances.

If you want to calculate your fees before you enrol, see the Fees web pages or contact us. For information about the different ways you can pay your fees see Fees payment.

Orientation

Orientation celebrates the new year at university and welcome new and returning students to Massey University. For dates and information see Orientation.

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