Repeat and Non-Standard Students

 

The information on this page is designed to assist students returning to a repeat attempt at their stage in a Science degree. If your query isn’t answered on this page, you should Contact the Science Office directly.

Information on Compensation of E grades

Information on the compensation of E grades acquired in the 2014-2015 academic year or earlier is available from UCD Assessment.

Information on Degree GPA Calculation

For details on the calculation of Degree GPA for the Science Programmes please visit our Degree GPA Calculation page.

 

Frequently Asked Questions for Science Students in a Repeat Stage

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Students who earn less than 50 credits in their first full attempt at a stage will return to a repeat attempt at their stage in the following academic year.

Students who earn 50 or 55 credits will, in most cases, be able to progress to their next stage carrying the failed modules. The failed modules will need to be passed by either resit, repeat or substitution.

Students returning to a repeat attempt at their stage can get information on resits and repeats, including registration to resits/repeats, on the Resits/Repeats webpage.

Students will, in most cases, have the option of selecting these modules online via the Resits/Repeats/Substitutes tab. Students who are unable to do this should Contact the Science Office for assistance.

Students can get further information on registration (including dates) for the current academic year on the UCD Registration webpage.

If a student cannot find information on the format of a resit assessment in the module information (available on the Course Search webpage) then they should contact the relevant school and the module coordinator for information on the scheduling and format of the assessment.

Information on the fees for students returning to a repeat attempt at a stage, including the cost of substitution, can be found on the Repeats webpage.

  • Students returning to a repeat attempt at their stage can get information on resits and repeats, including registration to resits/repeats, at the Current Students website.
  • Students considering a module substitution should note the requirements for their preferred subject areas in Stage 2. Details of the modules required in Stage 1, in order to progress to a subject in Stage 2, can be found at the Current Students Website.
  • Students should also note the costs associated with the substitution of a module. Further information on these fees can be found on the Fees & Grants website.
  • Students who find that a module is no longer running, and who are unable to do a resit in that module, should contact the Science Programme Office.
  • Students in a repeat attempt at Stage 1 have the opportunity to select modules from their next stage (via the ‘Next Stage’ tab in their SIS screen). The ability to take these modules can depend on a number of factors including whether these 'Next Stage' modules will fit into the timetable for the modules required to complete their repeat stage. Other issues that need to be considered are the pre-requisites and capacity of these modules.
  • The module registration for students returning to a repeat attempt at Stage 1 will open at the same time as all other Stage 1 students in their programme.
  • Students returning to a repeat attempt at Stage 2 will find information on resits and repeats at the Current Student Website.
  • If a student is unsure whether they are meeting the requirements of their subject area then they should Contact the Science Office.
  • Students repeating Stage 2 Science must ensure they meet the module requirements for the required number of subjects. Students in Stage 2 of DN200 must select a minimum of two subjects. If both subjects are selected from amoung Genetics, Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Physiology, however, students must choose an additional subject that is not on that list.
  • Students in a repeat attempt at Stage 2 will have the opportunity to select modules from their next stage (via the ‘Next Stage’ tab in their SIS screen). The ability to take these modules can depend on a number of factors including whether these next stage modules will fit into the timetable for the modules required to complete their repeat stage. Other issues that need to be considered are pre-requisites and capacity.
  • Students in a repeat attempt at Stage 2, and wishing to take ‘Next Stage’ modules, must remember that they have not yet been allocated to their Stage 3 subjects.
  • If a student is hoping to enrol to ‘Next Stage’ modules, i.e. Stage 3, modules they are strongly advised to obtain academic advice on pre-requisites and prior learning before doing so. Students should note that a Stage 3 GPA of 2.48 is required in order for a student to progress to Stage 4.
  • Students in Stage 3 of the BSc degree programme need to achieve a Stage 3 GPA of 2.48 in order to progress to Stage 4 of their programme.
  • Students returning to a repeat attempt at Stage 3 should note that they will be capped at a GPA of 2.0 in a resit or repeat attempt at their modules.
  • Students who have concerns about achieving the required GPA should seek advice from their School or Contact the Science Office.
  • Students will also need to consider the costs associated with module substitution in this instance. Further information on fees and grants can be obtained from the Fees & Grants Office.
  • Although a student can take ‘Next Stage’ modules while in a repeat attempt at a stage, students in a repeat attempt at Stage 3 are strongly advised against doing so if they have not achieved the required Stage 3 GPA. Enrolling to these modules does not remove the requirement for a minimum Stage 3 GPA and students could incur significant fee liabilities.
  • Students who earn 50 or 55 credits in Stage 3 may be able to progress to Stage 4 of their programme providing they are within range of the required Stage 3 GPA of 2.48.  Should you have any queries please contact the Science Office.
  • Students who earn less than 60 credits in their first attempt Stage 4 of the BSc degree will, in most cases, return to a repeat attempt at this stage in the following academic year.
  • Students returning to a repeat attempt at Stage 4 should contact their Head of Subject for further advice on their enrolment for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • IX and WX grades are usually awarded if an application for Extenuating Circumstances has been accepted by the Science Programme Examination Board.
  • Explanations on IX and WX grades can be found at the Univerity Secretariat website.
  • IX grades are expected to resolved during the following semester.
  • Students with IX grades should contact the relevant module coordinator, before the start of the semester, to clarify the format and timing of the assessment to resolve their IX grade(s).
  • In certain instances, students may be able to obtain Blackboard access to modules in which they achieved IX grades. Students seeking this access should Contact the Science Office for further assistance.
  • Students with WX grades will need to be re-enrolled to the module in full (including all practicals/tutorials) on their next attempt.
  • Students with IX and WX grades should Contact the Science Office for advice on their module registration for that academic year.