What is UCD Applications?

UCD Applications is an online application system which is the official UCD application system for all Graduate Taught programmes as well as for International and Transfer applications to undergraduate programmes. It may also be used for graduate research programmes.


What are the roles and responsibilities for this:

Applicant Admissions Tutor/Graduate School Board Admissions
1 Complete application accurately and
completely
1 Prepare application form with admissions, specifying requirements. 1 Prepares application forms in liaison with school
2 Opens and closes applications
2 Pay application fee 2 Notify Admissions of open and closing dates for application
(note: all closing dates should be notified at least a week in advance, so applicants will have adequate warning)
3 Scans and records documents received
3 Upload supporting documents 4 Troubleshoots applicant difficulties
  5 Verifies documents on receipt of originals
If offered a place 3 Assess applications and enter decisions (or International Office for non-EU students if authority has been delegated) 6 Trains and assists staff
1 Accept and pay deposit Please note that Admissions does not have a role in the initial decision-making process but carries out frequent audits of decisions.
2 Present originals of relevant documents for verification 4 Report on acceptance to Graduate School Board, if appropriate
    5 If documents are verified locally ensure records are updated and notified to Admissions so that the document verification hold can be released.

 


Who do I contact to get my major set-up?

Contact UCD Registry - Admissions at onlineapps@ucd.ie

When do I need to make offers?

Offers should be made on a rolling basis until your programme quota is reached; this may happen as early as October or as late as August. In each case, once the programme quota is full, no more offers are made. Applicants must therefore be encouraged to apply as early as possible to any given programme. 

Offers are made on copies of documents; a hold is put on the record until original documentation is verified or the Admissions Tutor has given approval. This hold currently prevents students viewing examination results.

What information is available to help me manage this?

We have online instructions available to assist staff and we are happy to arrange training for you if necessary. There is also a test version of the system which you can use to see what the application is like from an applicant perspective. For security purposes access to this is restricted. If you require access you need to contact IT Services (infohub@ucd.ie) directly.

The instructions for applicants may also be of interest to staff involved in advising prospective applicants.

Annual Statistics are also available.


How is the system managed?

Admissions manages the system on a daily basis with assistance from IT Services - Management Services unit. Overall policies, procedures and development priorities are decided by the Application Steering Group.