Examinations & Assessment
Assessment is usually by examination and by work submitted during the academic year. Formal examinations are held in the summer with repeat examinations in the Autumn. Departmental examinations and assessments take place at various times of the year. In the case of visiting students, assessment arrangements will vary case by case. As a general rule, the approach is to integrate the visiting student to the maximum extent possible into the procedures normally observed by the Irish student. Visiting students must therefore sit the normal end of year examinations, as is the case for Irish students. Where this is not possible - for example, in the case of Early Start Semester and Autumn Semester students who have left Cork by examination time - other arrangements are made.
It should be noted that as students are permitted to choose modules across faculties and years there is a possibility of exam timetable conflicts occurring. In the event of such conflicts arising alternative arrangements are made through the International Education Office.
The marking scale used in UCC ranges from 0-100%. The following marking system is used:
1H - First Class Honours: > 70%
2H1 - Second Class Hons, Grade 1: 60% - 69%
2H2 - Second Class Hons, grade 2: 50% - 59%
3H - Third Class Honours: 45% - 49%
Pass: > 40% - 44%
Academic Transcripts/Exam Results
UCC will issue a transcript in all cases, showing modules taken and results obtained by the student.
Students may formally seek a check of their examination results or appeal their examination results. For further information please contact Ms. Karen McSweeney, International Education Office - firstname.lastname@example.org