2020/2021

TRANSFERS BETWEEN PROGRAMMES - FOR FIRST YEAR UCC STUDENTS

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2020-21 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

Transfers within University College Cork to another First Year Programme

Registered first year students, who accepted a place through CAO may apply for a transfer. Students should make an appointment to meet the First Year Experience Coordinator in the Admissions Office before making an application. Please email the First Year Experience Coordinator, Nóirín Deady at n.deady@ucc.ie to arrange.

The application deadline is 16 October 2020. Application Forms are available in the Admissions Office.

Students may be allowed to transfer if:

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.

Transfers at the end of First Year

Transfers at the end of First Year between programmes of study may be allowed provided that:
(a) the student has successfully completed First Year;
(b) appropriate subjects were taken in First Year to meet any Second Year prerequisites;
(c) subject entry requirements (if any) were met, e.g. Entrance Tests/Interviews etc.;
(d) there is a place available in the Second Year programme.

Students wishing to transfer must make an application by completing the online 'Student Request Form' on the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences website.

The closing date for receipt of these applications for students who entered in 2019/20 is 18 September 2020*. For students who enter in 2020/21, the closing date for receipt of transfer applications is normally one week before the start of the academic term 2021 (except for students wishing to transfer from CK101 Arts to CK108 Arts International which has a closing date for receipt for applications of 21 September 2020, for students who entered in 2019/20 and 30 August, 2021 for students who entered in 2020/21). The same conditions apply to students seeking transfers from other Colleges/Faculties.

Transfer from CK101 Arts to CK108 Arts International:
As well as the conditions outlined above, students who wish to transfer from the BA CK101 (Arts) to BA CK108 (Arts International) will need to have attained in their first year summer examinations a mark of 60% in one of the two subjects in which they wish to continue their studies in Year II, with at least 58% in the other subject. Students registered for First year in 2019/20 must submit their transfer application by 21 September 2020. Students who entered in 2020/21 must submit their applications by 30 August 2021. Applications can be made online using the 'BA International transfer form'.

Note: As the transfer details outlined above apply only in the case of admission to Second Arts programmes, students are also advised to apply for, and secure a place in the first year of the programme through the CAO. The Admissions Office should be contacted for the relevant closing date.

Transfer to Science in the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

Students who achieve at least 55% in both Applied Mathematics and Mathematics in First Arts may be eligible to apply for transfer to Science in the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (full details available from the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science).