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BA Stage 1 (Repeat) students

Why does my registration status say Stage 1 (Repeat)?

Your registration status is Stage 1 (Repeat) because you have not yet obtained the minimum 50-credit requirement to progress to Stage 2.
PLEASE NOTE: You are required to complete 60 credits in Stage 1 for your degree but you may progress to Stage 2 with 50 credits.

When should I choose a start time for registration?

Stage 1 (Repeat) students will choose a start time for registration on the 30 August between 8.00am and 1pm.

When should I start to choose my modules?

Module registration for Stage 1 (Repeat) students begins from 31 August 2017. Check your UCD Connect e-mail account for your Start Time for module registration.

Must I attend orientation?

No. Orientation is compulsory for incoming Stage 1 (CAO) students only.

How do I know whether I have to resit or repeat a module?

In general, modules which you attempted in Semester 2 2016-2017 will offer a resit in semester one of the 2017-2018 academic year. A resit is usually just one assessment which you must complete in order to pass the module. Always check with the relevant School about the format of the resit assessment. Do not assume that it will be an examination at the end of semester one. It might be an in-semester assignment and you must complete the assessment by the deadline set by the School. However, if the module’s timetable has changed and the module is being offered in semester one 2017-2018, then you must fully repeat the module. Repeating the module implies re-engaging will all components of the module including attendance. If the failed module was attempted prior to semester two 2016-2017, then you must always repeat the module. You will find information on the remediation of failed modules in each module descriptor under the section, ‘What happens if I fail’? You will find this information on the Course Search. Further information on Resits and Repeats can be found by clicking here.

Must I register to tutorials?

If you are repeating a module or if you have substituted a failed module and the module has tutorials, you are required to register and attend tutorials. The vast majority of modules will have associated tutorials. Attendance and participation will contribute towards your grade for the module, so you must register for them.


How do I substitute a failed option or elective module?

Elective modules can be substituted online. In addition, where you wish to substitute a module that you do not require for Stage 2 subject progression requirements, you substitute through electives online.  

How can I change my Stage 1 subjects?

If you wish to substitute failed option modules by choosing a completely new subject, where you intend to satisfy the progression requirements of the subject for Stage 2, you must come to the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Programme Office. Please call to the Office from Monday 4th September. Registration is only possible where there are places available on the modules required for progression. Information on progression requirements can be found at 'Students who will be in Stage 2 in 2018-2019 academic year' by clicking here. Go to 'What Subjects Can I Progress With'? And choose the link appropriate to your programme. (DN500 and DN541).  Please note that substituting option modules can only be facilitated where the modules have not reached capacity.


I am repeating Stage 1 but wish to take up some modules from Stage 2. Is this possible?

You may be able to take up some Stage 2 modules while repeating Stage 1 i.e. take next Stage modules. You will register to next Stage modules via the elective tab in your SISWeb online registration. Registration is dependent on capacity in the modules; compatibility with your timetable; and your ability to satisfy any pre-requisites. Be very careful that you do not overburden yourself by combining resits/repeats with too many additional next Stage credits. Information on registration to electives is available at If you are choosing modules from Stage 2 of your programme as electives, ensure that you seek academic advice from your School and assign those modules to Stage 2 in your SISWeb online registration. It is strongly advised that you seek assistance from the Progamme Office.

When can I progress to Stage 2 of my programme?

You may progress to Stage 2 of your programme when you have obtained at least 50 credits in Stage 1. If you have achieved this following the publication of semester one examination results in January 2018, you will be asked to complete your mid-year degree subject choice then. Further information on this will be available in December 2017/January 2018.

What happens to the Stage 2 credits I completed while repeating Stage 1?

If you have successfully completed credits for Stage 2 while you were repeating Stage 1, those credits will contribute to your Stage 2 programme requirements and will be included in the calculation of your degree GPA.

How can I register to my majors for Stage 2?

Following the publication of semester one 2017-2018 examination results, students who have obtained at least 50 credits in Stage 1 and have satisfied the Stage 1 subject progression requirements in the subjects they wish to take to degree level will have the opportunity to register to their Joint Major and complete Semester 2 registration. Further information on this will be available from the Programme Office website in December 2017/January 2018.


What fees will I have to pay for resits/repeats or substitutions?

Information on fees is available by clicking here!

Where can I find further information on Resits and Repeats?

Further information on resits and repeats can be found here!