Note - this page contains information specific to first year, other relevant information can be found on the Resources for All Students Page.
Information for Incoming Students
Information for new students can be found here.
Registration Dates and Timetables
Registration Dates and Timetables can be found here.
Steps to ensure success in your Study of Sciences or Engineering at Third Level
Details of a talk given by Dr. Declan Kennedy on the Steps to ensure success in your Study of Sciences or Engineering at Third Level can be found here.
First Year Mentoring Scheme
View this document for details of the College of Science, Foodscience and Engineering's First Year Mentoring Scheme.
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)
The Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) scheme is a student support scheme for first year students taking Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry in the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science. Click here to learn more about PAL.
Undergraduate Student Transfer Policy
Transfer within First Year
As the HEA moves to a performance funding model retention is likely to be one of the performance indicators. In the circumstances it is recommended that UCC makes provision for limited first year transfers once the CAO season closes. Transfers should be allowed provided that:
(i) the student has the Leaving Certificate points required for entry and satisfies the minimum entry (matriculation)requirements for the programme into which s/he wishes to transfer. Satisfying additional entry requirements may be required for some programmes
(ii) there is a place available on the programme as confirmed by the head of the relevant academic unit/programme Director
Students must register for the course to which they were admitted by CAO and must make an application to transfer through the UCC Admissions Office.
Students should be aware that transferring between first year programmes after the start of term may impact adversely on their academic performance, depending on how much of the academic year they miss. Transfers are permitted strictly on the basis that students fully accept any such possible academic disadvantage.
Prior to submitting an application, students are required to discuss their options with the Head of the relevant School/Department of the programme they wish to transfer to.
It is recommended that consideration be given as to whether programmes with exceptionally high student demand (and hence entry points) should be excluded from this transfer scheme.
Cut-off date for application: 12th October
Information Sessions for First Years
View this document for details of Information Sessions for First Years hosted by the College of Science, Food Science and Engineering - INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR FIRST YEARS (54kB)