Considering a Change of Course?

Change of Course

Given the rapidly evolving circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Change of Course facility for 2020/21 will be amended when the university receive further information from the State Examinations Commission. 

If you are currently registered in UCC and you are thinking of changing your course, please make a CAO Application. You can do this by using the Exceptional Late Closing date of the 22 July.  Please check for regular updates. Making an application to CAO does not affect your status as a registered student in higher education. You can accept your new offer or continue in your current course.  

Change of Course Process:

Application for change of course can be made by all registered students. CAO waitlists and Leaving Certificate appeals are honoured until the close of the CAO season.

Decisions on applications received will be made on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. availability of places
  2. entry qualifications

Students must have the points and must meet the matriculation requirements in order to apply for the Change of Course.  As part of the Change of Course application process, applicants will be required to attend lectures in order to ensure that the desired programme is the right course for them.   Attendance at such lectures does not guarantee a place on the course.

Please note: If students are successful in their change of course application, it is their responsibility to bring themselves up to date with course work. In no case can acceptance of a change of course be cited by students as grounds for poor performance at examinations later in the academic year. 


Students who fail to satisfy the requirements for change of course will be notified immediately. All students considered successful in their application for a change of course will be notified officially by email after the close of the CAO season.  Students should check their student email account regularly for correspondence from the Admissions Office.

Where the change of course request is successful the student will be notified by the Admissions Office and asked to attend the Records and Examinations Office to officially register for their new degree programme, the Student Record File will be updated and the student will be issued a new Student ID Card.

For further information contact Nóirín Deady, First Year Experience Coordinator.

Tel: 021 4904873, Email: to discuss all options available. 

Admissions Office


1st floor, West Wing, Main Quadrangle, T12 K8AF