More than 165,000 students are expected to get their results online on Tuesday.
An NZQA spokeswoman said the authority’s website was ready for the influx.
“We’ve made sure our website has good capacity for the numbers we are expecting.”
In the past, the NZQA website had had about 90,000 log-ons on results day.
Some students experienced delays in accessing results, which were usually down to internet connectivity or what kind of devices they were using, the spokeswoman said.
As in previous years, NZQA’s call centre hours would be extended until 8pm Tuesday, with an expanded team ready to answer students’ and families’ questions related to NCEA results.
About 1.3 million results booklets had been marked in the lead-up to January 15.
Breaking down the numbers per level, 57,000 students had taken part in NCEA level 1 exams, 52,000 in level 2 and 40,000 in level 3.
A further 25,000 students had completed internal assessments.
“I think some of them will be feeling excited, while others might be wondering if they’ve done the right prep,” the spokeswoman said.
School leaver Georgia Carnegie told Stuff she would be up early on Tuesday morning to find out her results.
For the Timaru 18-year-old, the results would confirm her place at the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA) in Christchurch.
She required proof she had attained university entrance (UE) before gaining her final acceptance into the programme.
“I’ll try first thing, as soon I get up,” Carnegie said.
“I’ll just take my chances at logging on, they’re usually pretty good. I haven’t had any issues getting in [before], it just might be a bit slow.”
NCEA RESULTS INFORMATION
* Students can access their NCEA results on the NZQA website
* Students need to enter their username or national student number and password
* Any problems should be reported to the NZQA call centre, 0800 697 296
* Answer booklets will be returned late January
* Results for NZ Scholarship would be available in early February.