Targeted Admission Scheme

The Targeted Admission Scheme (TAS) is for Māori students and students from our equity target groups who have University Entrance but have not met the guaranteed entry score for our undergraduate programmes.*

*TAS is not available for international students.

Who is eligible for TAS?

  • Māori school leaver applicants who attain a rank score of 120-149 and have University Entrance.
  • School leaver applicants from equity target groups who attain a rank score of 120-149 and have University Entrance. Target equity groups include:
    • Pacific students
    • Students from refugee backgrounds
    • Students from low socio-economic backgrounds
    • Students with disabilities

Other admission groups

Māori and equity applicants from other admission groups will be considered for TAS admission if they attain a GPE score of <2.4 and show evidence of ability to succeed in Arts subjects.

Admission groups include:

  • Special Admission applicants
  • Students applying to transfer from other University of Auckland programmes
  • Students applying to transfer from other tertiary institutions

Evidence of ability to succeed may include:

  • Relevant work experience
  • Successful completion of university courses in Arts disciplines (for BA)
  • Successful completion of an appropriate CUAP approved foundation programme
  • Successful completion of New Start

How to apply

You do not need to make a separate application to be considered for TAS.

You may be asked to provide information to support your Application for Admission. You should supply any supporting information as early as possible, and no later than two weeks before the start of semester.

Applicants who provide information later than this may not be able to be considered for admission that semester.

Admission conditions

  • If you are admitted under TAS, the following conditions will apply to your first two semesters of enrolment:
  • You must attend a compulsory Faculty of Arts TAS enrolment fono/hui in order to complete your enrolment. You will be advised of the date, and if you do not attend we cannot enrol you.
  • You may enrol in no more than three courses (45 points) in your first semester, including an Academic English course as recommended from the DELNA (Diagnostic English Language Needs Assessment).
  • You may enrol in no more than four courses (60 points) in your second semester. Courses in your first semester can only come from Faculty of Arts subjects, with none from out of faculty (e.g. GEOG, PSYCH, ECON, MATHS, STATS).
  • You must complete DELNA. DELNA helps determine which Academic English course you should take in your first semester, and identify any necessary language support courses as a required component of your enrolment.
  • If you do not pass your required Academic English course in your first semester, you will need to retake and pass it in your second semester.
  • If you do not pass your required Academic English course in your first two semesters of study, your enrolment will be discontinued.
  • You must attend a mid-semester fono/hui, where you will meet with Academic Advisers and your student support adviser.
  • You must attend the Faculty of Arts orientation programme.
  • You must participate in the Tuākana programme (for Māori and Pacific students), or other specified support programmes.
  • You must attend three TAS workshops held through the semester (your Student Support Adviser will contact you regarding when these will be held).
  • Students who declare a disability will be required to register with the Student Disability Services.
  • Failure to complete all required coursework and/or failing to sit all exams (DNS/DNC) will result in programme discontinuation.
  • If you are discontinued, you may not apply for or re-enrol in an Arts undergraduate programme until one year after discontinuation.

Book an appointment

If you would like to find out more about the Targeted Admission Scheme, you can book an appointment with a Student Support Adviser.