Change of Course

Change of Course

Applications for Change of Course for the academic year 2018/19 will open on Monday 10th September.  Closing Date for applications is Friday 28th September, 2018.  


Application for change of course can be made up to 28th September and it is only after this date that applications are assessed. Students can only change their course after CAO round 8 has closed. CAO waitlists are honoured until the close of the CAO season on the 17th October 2018.

Decisions on applications received by 28th September will be made on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. availability of places
  2. entry qualifications

Applicants will be ranked on the basis of points and subject requirements and allocated places in descending order subject to availability.  On courses where random selection applied to the minimum entry level, random selection will continue to apply to change of course applications.

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 (after 17th October) 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 Anne Wallace, First Year Experience Coordinator.

Tel: 021 4902780, Email: to discuss all options.

Admissions Office


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