I just received an offer, can I defer my place?

Yes, you can make an application for a deferral. Please do not accept your place and deferral request should be made within 3 days of receiving the offer. The deferral policy and application, form is available on our website at http://www.ucc.ie/en/study/undergrad/admissionspolicies/

Can I change from one course to another?

Transfers within UCC to another course

A Change of Course application must be received from a currently Registered student (in UCC) in the Admissions Office before 5th October 2018 The following requirements apply:

  • you must have the points required for entry to the course you wish to transfer to;
  • you must satisfy the minimum entry (matriculation) requirements for that programme;
  • there must be a place available.

Please make an appointment with the  First Year Experience Coordinator in order to discuss your application.  The application form is available in the Admissions Office, West Wing, Main Quad.


Anne Wallace.

E: a.wallace@ucc.ie 

T: +353 (0)21 490 2780

You should be aware that changing  between courses after the start of term may adversely affect your academic performance, depending on how much of the academic year you miss. Change of Course is permitted strictly on the basis that you accept that you may be at such a disadvantage.

Further information on Change of Course

What can I do if I discover I don't like the course I'm on?

Advice should be first sought through your tutor/mentor and/or School office. 

You should also speak to the First Year Experience Coordinator, Anne Wallace. Anne will give you support and guidance and will discuss the option to change course with you. 

The closing date for application to change course is the 5th October 2018.

E: a.wallace@ucc.ie 

T: +353 (0)21 490 2780

It is also useful to be aware of the financial implications if you decide to withdraw from your degree programme. If you wish to return to third level education at a later date, eligibility for State funding will be affected by the date of withdrawal.

Please note Withdrawal Dates and Fees:

  • The withdrawal dates are the 12 October 2018 and the 31 January 2019
  • The university will claim 50% of tuition fees if students withdraw after the 12th October and on or before 31 January
  • The university will refund 100% of the student contribution fee up to 12 October 2018. The Student Contribution Fee for the 2018/19 academic year is €3,000
  • After the 12 October and up to 31 January a refund of 50% of any amount paid will be made
  • The capitation fee of €165 is non-refundable.

For further information on fees.

Is there an orientation programme for first year students?

There is a university-wide orientation programme, which coincides with Registration Part 2.  All first year undergraduate students must attend Orientation.  Transfer students from other institutions are also encouraged to participate.

Orientation Dates


Admissions Office


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