UCD Registry - Admissions
If you have been offered a place via CAO and want to take a year out, you should follow the procedure below. Please note that it is not always possible to defer entry, for example in order to ensure adequate places for next year’s applicants, there is a limit on the number of deferrals which can be granted in any course.
Deferrals are not permitted in Veterinary Medicine Graduate entry (DN301).
When you receive your CAO offer:
If you are given permission to defer entry in the intervening year you must not:
If you do so, the deferral will lapse and you will then compete for a place in the normal way.
* students who are deferring due to the lateness of an offer following a Leaving Certificate amendment may be allowed remain in another third level institution.
Please note if you accept/defer a later offer through CAO your deferral is automatically cancelled.
If you have already accepted, it may still be possible to defer. You must email or write to the Director of Admissions immediately explaining why you wish to defer now. It is very urgent that you do so because if you’re deferring, the place needs to be made available to somebody else.
After 1 October deferral requests will only be considered in very exceptional circumstances, e.g. medical grounds (as it is then too late to offer the place to anyone else).
Deferral information for postgraduate students is available here.