Changing your enrolment

If you need to change to a different course, you will need to contact us before your course start date. Requests for changes to your enrolment need to be in writing.

Your enrolment cannot be transferred to another person as it is a legal contract between you and Open Polytechnic.

If you have any questions about changing your enrolment contact us

Change of name

We need to have your full legal name in our records to comply with Ministry of Education requirements and ensure we issue your qualifications in your full legal name.


If you change your name after you enrol with us you can advise us of the change in My Open Polytechnic in the ‘My account’ section, where you can edit your personal details. You also need to send us a verified copy of the document that supports your name change before we can update our records.

Change of address or contact details

If you change your address or any other contact details let us know as soon as possible. This can be done in My Open Polytechnic in the ‘My account’ section. 

Moving overseas

If you were living in New Zealand when you enrolled but move overseas, you must let us know as soon as possible, as there will be implications for your study.


If you move overseas and your course has a final examination, contact the Academic Registry Services team or email exams@openpolytechnic.ac.nz.

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