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Overarching Admissions Policy

This is a broad framework policy which sets out how University College Cork admits students and where the authority to do so is vested.

Policy Title Owner Last Review Date  File   
Overarching Admissions Policy Director of Recruitment and Admissions  07/06/2023 Overarching Admissions Policy

Entry

Policy Title Owner Last Review Date File
Deferred Entry/Deferrals Policy Director of Recruitment and Admissions   23/08/2022 Deferred Entry/Deferrals Policy
HEAR and DARE Policy (HEAR and DARE are two schemes that are available under the ACCESS route to University) Director of Recruitment and Admissions   21/10/2020 HEAR and DARE Policy
Student Vetting Policy and Procedure Director of Recruitment and Admissions   06/06/2024 Student Vetting Policy and Procedure
Medical Applicants Not "In Good Standing" Director of Recruitment and Admissions   17/04/2024 Medical Applicants Not “In Good Standing”
Terms and Conditions governing offers of admission to UCC Director of Recruitment and Admissions   11/04/2022 Terms and Conditions Governing Offers 
Advanced Entry (Advanced Entry is a transfer to a year beyond first year from another third level institution) Director of Recruitment and Admissions   24/03/2022 UCC Advanced Entry Policy
Undergraduate English Language Requirements for Non-Irish EU applicants Director of Recruitment and Admissions   18/02/2021 English Language Requirements for Non-Irish EU applicants 2021 (Undergraduate)
Postgraduate English Language Entry Requirements Director of Recruitment and Admissions 05/04/2023 Postgraduate English Language Entry Requirements
EU Undergraduate Assessment Process  Director of Recruitment and Admissions   17/04/2024 EU Undergraduate Assessment Process
Infectious Disease Screening Immunisation Policy Director of Recruitment and Admissions   08/2015 Infectious Disease Screening Immunisation Policy

Flexi Options

Policy Title Owner Last Review Date File
Flexi Options Policy  Director of Recruitment and Admissions   19/08/2020 Flexi Options Policy August 2020 

Transfer

Policy Title Owner Last Review Date File
First Year Change of Course Director of Recruitment and Admissions   21/10/2020

First Year Change of Course Policy

UG Student Withdrawal

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that students who are thinking of withdrawing from their studies are provided with appropriate support and information before they make their final decision to withdraw. The purpose to this policy is also to support students and staff by clarifying the procedures when a student leaves their programme of study and ends all activities associated with their registration.

The university aims to provide guidance and support to students so that they are aware of all their options should they want to return to third level education at a later stage.

Policy Title Owner Last Review Date File
Undergraduate Student Withdrawals Policy  Director of Recruitment and Admissions   03/06/2022 Student Withdrawals Policy
Undergraduate Student Withdrawal Form Director of Recruitment and Admissions   28/02/2023 First Year Student Withdrawal Form

Complaints and Appeals

The Applicant Complaints Policy and Procedure reflects University College Cork’s commitment to providing an excellent, fair and equitable experience for its prospective students and applicants and acknowledges that individuals may, on occasion, feel the need to make a complaint.

This Policy is intended to assist both applicants and admissions staff in the resolution of complaints promptly and fairly. This policy will not relate to complaints made by staff or former students, or to complaints that should be made under other University Policies, such as the Student Complaints Policy. Complaints are distinct from appeals and will not give rise to a different admissions decision.

An applicant may appeal a decision on specific grounds. It should be noted that no applicant will be discriminated against in any future application on the basis of appealing a previous admission decision. 

Policy Title Owne Last Review Date File
Applicant Complaints Procedure  Director of Recruitment and Admissions  19/11/2021 Applicant Complaint Procedure
Applicant Appeals Procedure Director of Recruitment and Admissions  21/10/2020 Applicant Appeals Procedure

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process that allows students to gain admission to a programme of study or to gain exemptions/credit from some parts of a programme, based on demonstrated learning achieved prior to admission. UCC recognises that knowledge and skills can be acquired from a range of learning experiences. The policy provides opportunities for access, transfer and progression to education and training at third level.

Policy Title Policy Owner  Last Review Date File
Recognition of Prior Learning Policy  Vice President for Learning and Teaching 16-06-2023 Recognition of Prior Learning

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