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.

The application deadline is 4 October 2019. 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 on the form available from the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Office. The closing date for receipt of these applications is 27 August 2019* (except for students wishing to transfer from CK101 Arts to CK108 Arts International which has a closing date for receipt for applications of 30 August 2019 as outlined below). 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 2018/19 must submit their transfer application by 30 August 2019.

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).