Notice: They keep changing the rules. The following information is not up-to-date. For now, the important thing is that the rules will be changing. You should consult with the admissions directly for any specific enquiries. Hi, The scoring rules are set to change soon at Otago. The change will affect the 'Two or More Years of Study' category for Medical Laboratory Science, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy, and the 'Graduate' category for Dentistry, Medical Laboratory Science, Medicine, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy. This is a substantial change and one should take note of it if they are used to the current rules. Fortunately, the change will not affect most of the applicants who are working on their course right now. HSFYers starting in 2019 will be affected if they choose to take the graduate category pathway after HSFY. From 2019, admissions scoring for the Two or More Years of Study admissions category will change. The following programmes will be affected: Medical Laboratory Science Pharmacy Physiotherapy The new rules for scoring the Two or More Years of Study admissions category will be: Best 120 points at 100-level scored, 3 × 200-level papers scored, Balance of the 240 points from the best scoring remaining papers, With 100-level papers weighted × 0.5, and all other papers weighted at × 1.5. From 2020, admissions scoring for the Graduate admissions category will change. The following programmes will be affected: Dentistry Medical Laboratory Science Medicine Pharmacy Physiotherapy The new rules for scoring the Graduate admissions category will be: Total points scored would be as per the requirement for the relevant degree (typically 360 points for a three-year degree). Using the regulations for a standard three-year Otago Bachelor's degree as an example, the admission score would be calculated as follows, in order of precedence: Best scoring (minimum of) 72 points (rounded up to the nearest paper) at 300-level, All 300-level papers that score better than any 200- or 100-level paper (up to a maximum of 8 papers) Best scoring (minimum of) 108 points (rounded up to the nearest paper) at 200-level, All 200-level papers that score better than any 100-level paper, Add in 100-level papers to 360 points (pro-rated for the lowest scoring 100-level paper if required).