The Head of School Nurse Education Team (Palmerston North or Regional) may require students to provide additional information before admission is confirmed.
Applicants under 20 years of age:
University entrance requirements comprise NCEA Level 3 - (80 credits, 60 of which are at Level 3 or above).
- Three subjects at Level 3 or above made up of 14 credits each in three approved subjects
- Literacy - 10 Credits at Level 2 or above made up of 5 Credits in reading and 5 Credits in writing
- Numeracy - 10 Credits at Level 1 or above made up of:
- Achievement Standards - specified Achievement standards through a range of subjects, or
- Unit Standards - a package of three Numeracy Unit Standards: 26623, 26626, 26627 (all three required).
Equivalent academic achievement
On a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Executive Dean
Provisional enrolment is defined by NZQA as being Discretionary Entrance and includes the following clauses:
Discretionary enrolment may be granted to those applicants under the age of 20 who:
• Are New Zealand or Australian citizens and permanent residents under 20 years of age
• Must have a minimum of 14 credits in an approved subject at Level 2 towards NCEA
• Must also have met the literacy and numeracy standards required for University Entrance
• Successfully complete the UCOL Certificate in Science and Health, Level 3, or equivalent, as approved by the Head of School.
Cambridge International Examinations
120 points on the UCAS Tariff with a minimum grade of D in at least three subjects equivalent to those in the list approved for NZUEBS and NCEA at AS, A2 (or A) level ; PLUS
A minimum D pass in IGCSE mathematics; PLUS
A minimum E pass in AS English. Candidates must meet the equivalent science requirements as specified for NCEA Level 2 International Baccalaureate (IB) equivalence
A minimum of 24 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBPD) AND
Meet the literacy requirements by having at least four points in an English-rich subject in the IBDP AND
Meet the numeracy requirements by having at least four points in mathematics in the IBDP or by meeting the necessary numeracy requirements by some other means.
Applicants 20 years of age or over
A person having reached the age of 20 years before the first day of the programme in the year for which admission is sought, is not required to meet any of the academic qualifications above. Applicants will however be required to meet the criteria for admission to UCOL to study at degree level, that is, NCEA level 3 or equivalent qualification, and to attend a conversation, as set out in the advice and guidance section, prior to their enrolment being accepted. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss their career goals, reasons for study, choice of study, possible challenges, and the support that is available for them at UCOL. In some instances, applicants may be advised to complete the Short Course in Introduction to Human Science Level 2 or Certificate in Science and Health Level 3 available through UCOL.