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UCD Semester 1 Important Dates 2015-16

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Date Activity Notes
July
01 July 2015 CAO Change of Mind closing date
UCD Direct closing date for transfers (€50)
 
01 July 2015 Closing date for transfer applications to stage 2  
01 July 2015 Closing date for applications for Ad Astra Academic Scholarships  
3 July 2015 (PM) CAO Round A Offers (Reply 9 July)  
20 July 2015 at 10.00am (closes at 5.00pm on Friday, 24 July) Online Stage 2 subject selection for Science Log into SISWeb to make your decision
22 July 2015 Late closing date for transfers via CAO
(NB must be stamped by HEI)
 
28 July 2015 from 12.00 noon (closes at 10.00am on 29 July) Registration Start Time booking for Stage 2, 3 and 4 of:
  • Agriculture*
  • Archaeology & Geology
  • BAFS*
  • Food Science*
  • Human Nutrition*
  • Science
Includes students repeating these stages.
Confirmation of Start Time for module registration will be sent to your UCD email.

*Students awaiting Professional Work Experience/Placement results - you will have Start Times allocated to you on 28 August, with registration on 31 August.
29 July 2015 (PM) CAO Round 0 Offers (Reply 6 August)  
29 July 2015 from 12.00 noon (closes at 10.00am on 30 July) Registration Start Time booking for Stage 2,3,4,5 and 6 of:
  • Architecture
  • Biomedical, Health and Life Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Health and Performance Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Medicine
  • Nursing/Midwifery (all streams)
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiography
  • Sports and Exercise Management
  • Structural Engineering with Architecture
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Nursing
Includes students repeating these stages.
Confirmation of Start Time for module registration will be sent to your UCD email.
August
TBC August 2015 Reply date for CAO Round 0 (FETAC and Graduate Entry Medicine applicants and some mature applicants)
4 August 2015 from 12.00 noon (closes at 10.00am on 5 August) Registration Start Time booking for:
  • BA Stage 2
  • BA Computer Science Stage 2
  • Commerce (BComm) International Stages 2 and 3
  • Law and Chinese Stage 2
  • Law with Economics Stage 2
  • Law with History Stage 2
  • Law with Philosophy Stage 2
  • Law with Social Justice Stage 2
  • Law with Politics Stage 2
  • Social Science Stage 2
Includes students repeating these stages.
Confirmation of Start Time for module registration will be sent to your UCD email.
5 August 2015 from 12.00 noon (closes at 10.00am on 6 August) Registration Start Time booking for:
  • BA Stage 3
  • BA Stage 4 (International)
  • BA Computer Science Stages 3 and 4
  • BCL Maitrise Stages 2, 3 and 4
  • Business & Law (BBL) Stages 2, 3, 4 and 5
  • Commerce (BComm) Stages 2, 3 and 4
  • Commerce (BComm) International Stage 4
  • Economics & Finance Stages 2, 3 and 4
  • Law (BCL) Stages 2, 3 and 4
  • Law with Economics Stages 3 and 4
  • Law with French Law Stages 2, 3 and 4
  • Law with History Stages 3 and 4
  • Law with Philosophy Stages 3 and 4
  • Law with Social Justice Stages 3 and 4
  • Law with Politics Stages 3 and 4
  • Social Science Stage 3
  • Social Science (International) Stage 4
Includes students repeating these stages.
Confirmation of Start Time for module registration will be sent to your UCD email.
From 6 August 2015 Start Times will be allocated to the following students:
  • Continuing undergraduate students who missed their original booking date.
  • Graduate Taught Students
  • Undergraduate Certificate and Diploma Students
Confirmation of Start Time for module registration will be sent to your UCD email on or after 6 August.

Some exceptions may apply.
From 11 August 2015 Online Registration open for Graduate Research students
12 August 2015 Leaving Cert results (CAO) expected External
From 13 August 2015 Online registration begins for:
Graduate Taught students in the Colleges of*:
  • Arts
  • Business & Law
  • Human Science
Undergraduate Certificate and Diploma students in the Colleges of*:
  • Arts
  • Human Sciences
  • Business & Law
  • Agriculture
  • Engineering and Architecture
  • Health Sciences
  • Veterinary Medicine
A Registration Start Time will be allocated to you and confirmation sent to your UCD email.
Some exceptions may apply.

*From 1 September 2015, UCD Colleges will be renamed as follows:
Arts & Humanities, Business, Social Sciences & law, Health & Agricultural Sciences, Engineering & Architecture
From 13 August 2015 Online registration begins for undergraduates in:
  • BA Stage 3
  • BA Stage 4 (International)
  • BA Computer Science Stages 3 and 4
  • BCL Maitrise Stage Stages 2, 3 and 4
  • Business & Law (BBL) Stages 2, 3, 4 and 5
  • Commerce (BComm) Stages 2, 3 and 4
  • Commerce (BComm) International Stage 4
  • Economics & Finance Stages 2, 3 and 4
  • Law (BCL) Stages 2, 3 and 4
  • Law with Economics Stages 3 and 4
  • Law with French Law Stages 2, 3 and 4
  • Law with History Stages 3 and 4
  • Law with Philosophy Stages 3 and 4
  • Law with Social Justice Stages 3 and 4
  • Law with Politics Stages 3 and 4
  • Social Science Stage 3
  • Social Science (International) Stage 4
Includes students repeating these stages.
Check your UCD email for confirmation of your Start Time.
17 August 2015 CAO Round 1 Offers
From 18 August 2015 Online registration begins for undergraduates in Stages 2,3,4,5 and 6 :
  • Architecture
  • Biomedical, Health and Life Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Health and Performance Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Medicine
  • Nursing/Midwifery (all streams)
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiography
  • Sports and Exercise Management
  • Structural Engineering with Architecture
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Nursing
Includes students repeating these stages.
Check your UCD email for confirmation of your Start Time.
From 18 August 2015 Online registration begins for undergraduates in Stages 2, 3 and 4 of:
  • Agriculture*
  • Archaeology & Geology
  • BAFS*
  • Food Science*
  • Human Nutrition*
  • Science
Includes students repeating these stages.
Check your UCD email for confirmation of your Start Time.

*Students awaiting Professional Work Experience/Placement results - you will have Start Times allocated to you on 28 August, with registration on 31 August.
From 18 August 2015 Online registration begins for undergraduates in:
  • BA Stage 2
  • BA Computer Science Stage 2
  • Commerce (BComm) International Stages 2 and 3
  • Law and Chinese Stage 2
  • Law with Economics Stage 2
  • Law with History Stage 2
  • Law with Philosophy Stage 2
  • Law with Politics Stage 2
  • Law with Social Justice Stage 2
  • Social Science Stage 2
Includes students repeating these stages.
Check your UCD email for confirmation of your Start Time.
From 18 August 2015 Online registration begins for Graduate Taught students in the Colleges of*:
  • Agriculture
  • Engineering and Architecture
  • Health Sciences **
  • Science
  • Veterinary Medicine
Confirmation of Start Time for module registration will be sent to student’s UCD email
(some exceptions may apply)

*From 1 September 2015, UCD Colleges will be renamed as follows:
Arts & Humanities, Business, Social Sciences & law, Health & Agricultural Sciences, Engineering & Architecture

**Please note: all MSc Nursing programmes will register from 24 August
From 20 August 2015* Step 1 of online registration begins for:
  • All incoming CAO Stage 1 students
  • Direct entry Non EU incoming Stage 1 Undergraduates
  • Undergraduate Stage 1 repeats (all programmes)
In Step 1 you will complete personal information, upload photo for Student Card, pay fees.
*Incoming CAO students can normally begin Step1 of online registration within three working days of accepting their CAO offer.
24 August 2015 Reply date for CAO Round 1 offers
26 August 2015 between 8.00am and 1.00pm Module Registration Start Time booking for:
  • All incoming CAO Stage 1 students
  • Direct entry Non EU incoming Stage 1 Undergraduates
  • Undergraduate Stage 1 repeats (all programmes)
Confirmation of Start Time for module registration will be sent to your UCD email.
27 August 2015 CAO Round 2 offers (reply 2 September)
From 27 August 2015 Step 2 of Registration - Module Registration begins for:
  • All incoming CAO Stage 1 students
  • Direct entry Non EU incoming Stage 1 Undergraduates
  • Undergraduate Stage 1 repeats (all programmes)
Check your UCD email for your Start Time for module registration.
28 August 2015 Deadline for uploading photo for UCARD (incoming CAO students)  
September
01-04 September September 2015 Orientation Week for incoming undergraduate students. Some programme events will be taking place on Monday, 31 August. Check your Orientation timetable for details for your programme (timetables will be available in August 2015).
04 September 2015 at 2.00pm Online Registration closes to allow for allocation of general elective places. Closed for all students.
05 September 2015 Online Registration reopens on a phased basis from 12.00pm to 4.00pm. Fully open by 4.00pm. Check your UCD email to see if you got a place in your chosen general elective(s).
06 September 2015 First instalment of fees due by this date*
*Students on a one-semester programme: the full amount is due by this date
Fees information
07 September 2015 Semester 1 academic teaching term begins (12 weeks)
18 September 2015 Online Registration for Undergraduates closes at 5.00pm.
25 September 2015 Online Registration for Graduate Taught students closes at 5.00pm Closes on Friday, 11 September for UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business.
October
07 October 2015 Graduate provisional exam results available on SISWeb by 2.00pm on Wednesday, 7 October until 10.00am on Friday, 9 October Exams information
16 October 2015 Deadline for dropping any extra modules you no longer wish to take
16 October 2015 Deadline for withdrawing from your programme (if you withdraw after this date, you will be liable for fees) More information
22 October 2015 Graduate final exam results released by 2.00pm Exams information
23 October 2015 Semester 1 exam timetable published Exams information
26 October 2015 Bank holiday  
November
07 November 2015 UCD Open Day
27 November 2015 Semester 1 academic teaching term ends
30 November 2015 Revision week 1 week
December
01 December 2015 Closing date for Semester 1 internal transfers (€50)
07-18 December 2015 Semester 1 exams (including Saturday, 12 Dec) Exams information
18 December 2015 Semester 1 exams finish Exams information
23 December 2015 Campus closed for Christmas break The campus will close at 5.30pm on 23 Dec and re-open at 9am on 3 Jan 2016
January
04 - 08 Jan 2016 Late application for mid-stage internal transfers
20 January 2016 CAO Discount closing date (€25)
Normal HPAT Closing Date
25 January 2016 Semester 2 academic teaching term begins (12 weeks)
27 January 2016 Provisional exam results (including provisional Stage GPA) released to students no later than 2.00pm on Wednesday, 27 January. Available until 5.00pm on Tuesday, 2 February Exams information
31 January Remaining balance of fees due for Undergraduate students and Graduates on a two semester programme
Note: Second instalment of fees due for Graduate students on a three-semester programme
Fees information
February
01 February 2016 Normal CAO Closing Date (€40)
Late HPAT Closing Date
GAMSAT Closing Date
c8 February 2016 MSAP Closing Date
18 February 2016 Final exam results (including final Stage and Award GPA) released to students no later than 2.00pm on Thursday, 18 Feb Exams information
27 February 2016 HPAT Test (AM)
March
01 March 2016 Closing date for change of course choice
Closing date for HEAR/DARE forms
05 March 2016 MSAP Test (AM)
14 March 2016 Fieldwork/study period 2 weeks
17 March 2016 St. Patrick’s Day  
19 March 2016 GAMSAT Test
25 March 2016 Good Friday  
28 March 2016 Easter Monday (Bank holiday)  
31 March 2016 Semester 1 exam timetable published Exams information
April
29 April 2016 Semester 2 academic teaching term ends
May
01 May 2016 Late CAO Closing date
02 May 2016 May Day (Bank holiday)
03 May 2016 Revision week 1 week
09-21 May 2016 Semester 2 exams (incl. Saturday, 14 and Saturday, 21 May) Exams information
16 May 2016 Remaining balance of fees due for Graduate students on a three-semester programme Fees information
21 May 2016 Semester 2 exams finish Exams information
23 May 2016 Summer academic teaching term begins 15 weeks (ends 4 September 2016)
June
06 June 2016 Bank holiday
10 June 2016 Provisional exam results (including provisional Stage GPA) released to students no later than 2.00pm on Friday, 10 June. Available until 5.00pm on Monday, 13 June Exams information
30 June 2016 Final exam results (including final Stage and Degree GPA) released to students no later than 2.00pm on Thursday, 30 June Exams information

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