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

Yes, you can make an application for deferred entry. Please do not accept your place and your deferred entry request should be made within 3 days of receiving the offer. The deferred entry 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 27th September 2019 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.


Noirin Deady.

E: n.deady@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, Noirin Deady. Noirin 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 27th September 2019.

E: n.deady@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.

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