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Date Activity Notes
July
01 July 2016 Closing date for transfer applications to stage 2 and later Read more about transfer applications
01 July 2016 Closing date for applications for Ad Astra Academic Scholarships
01 July 2016 CAO Change of Mind closing date
c06 July 2016 CAO Round A offers (Mature students and those deferred from 2015)
August
c04 August 2016 CAO Round 0 Offers (FETAC and Graduate Entry Medicine applicants and some mature applicants)
9 August 2016 from 12.00 noon (closes at 10.00am on 10 August) Registration Start Time booking for Stage 2, 3 and 4 of:
  • Agriculture*
  • Archaeology & Geology
  • BAFS*
  • Food Science*
  • Human Nutrition*
  • Science
  • BSc Computer 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 2 September, with registration on 5 September
10 August 2016 from 12.00 noon (closes at 10.00am on 11 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 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
11 August 2016 from 12.00 noon (closes at 10.00am on 12 August) 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
11 August 2016 Reply date for CAO Round 0 (FETAC and Graduate Entry Medicine applicants and some mature applicants)
From 12 August 2016 onwards Start Times will be allocated to the following students:
  • Continuing undergraduate students who missed their original booking date on 9/10/11 August
  • 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 12 August.

Some exceptions may apply
15 August 2016 from 12.00 noon (closes at 10.00am on 16 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
From 16 August 2016 Start Times will be allocated to the following students:
  • Continuing undergraduate students who missed their original booking date on 15 August
Confirmation of Start Time for module registration will be sent to your UCD email on or after 16 August
From 16 August 2016 Online registration begins for Graduate Research students No need to book a start time
c17 August 2016 Leaving Certificate results expected External
From 18 August 2016 Online registration begins for:
  • BA Computer Science Stages 3 and 4
  • BA Stage 3
  • BA Stage 4 (International)
  • BCL Maitrise Stages 2, 3 and 4
  • Business & Law (BBL) Stages 2, 3, 4 and 5
  • Commerce (BComm) International Stage 4
  • Commerce (BComm) Stages 2, 3 and Stage 4
  • Economics & Finance Stages 2, 3 and Stage 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 Politics Stages 3 and 4
  • Law with Social Justice Stages 3 and 4
  • Social Science (International) Stage 4
  • Social Science Stage 3
Check your UCD email for confirmation of your Start Time
From 18 August 2016 Online registration begins for:

Graduate Taught students in the Colleges of:
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business
  • Social Sciences & Law
Undergraduate Certificate and Diploma students in the Colleges of:
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business
  • Engineering and Architecture
  • Health and Agricultural Sciences
  • Science
  • Social Sciences and Law
A Registration Start Time will be allocated to you and confirmation sent to your UCD email.

Some exceptions may apply
22 August 2016 CAO Round 1 Offers issue
22 August 2016 Transfer applications may re-open for courses with places remaining
From 23 August Online registration begins for Stage 2, 3 and 4 of:
  • Agriculture*
  • Archaeology & Geology
  • BAFS*
  • Food Science*
  • Human Nutrition*
  • Science
  • BSc Computer 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 2 September, with registration on 5 September.
From 23 August 2016 Online registration begins 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.
Check your UCD email for confirmation of your Start Time
From 23 August 2016 Online registration begins 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
  • Radiography
  • Law with Politics Stage 2
  • Social Science Stage 2
Includes students repeating these stages.
Check your UCD email for confirmation of your Start Time
From 23 August 2016 Online registration begins for Graduate Taught students in the Colleges of:
  • Engineering and Architecture
  • Health and Agricultural Sciences
  • Science
A Registration Start Time will be allocated to you and confirmation sent to your UCD email.

Some exceptions may apply
From 25 August 2016* 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 Step 1 of online registration within three working days of accepting their CAO offer
29 August 2016 Reply date for CAO Round 1 offers
31 August 2016 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
September
From 1 September 2016 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
5 to 9 September 2016 Orientation Week for incoming Undergraduate students. Check your Orientation timetable for details for your programme (timetables will be available in August 2016) Orientation information
5 September 2016 at noon Online module registration opens for:
  • MPH International Health
  • MPH Public Health
  • MPH Public Health (Nutrition)
Confirmation of your Registration Start Time will be sent to your UCD Connect email address.
c7 September 2016 Reply date for CAO Round 2
9 September 2016 at 2.00pm Online Registration closes to allow for allocation of general elective places Closed for all students
10 September 2016 Online Registration reopens on a phased basis from 12.00 noon 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)
12 September 2016 Semester 1 academic teaching term begins (12 weeks)
23 September 2016 Online registration for Undergraduate students closes at 5.00pm
30 September 2016 Online registration for Graduate Taught students closes at 5.00pm Closes on 16 September for UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business
October
5 October 2016 Summer term provisional exam results released
Mid October 2016 Results of Leaving Certificate appeals
19 October 2016 CAO offer season closes
21 October 2016 Deadline for dropping any extra modules you no longer wish to take
21 October 2016 September starts – Semester 1 deadline for withdrawing from your programme More information
26 October 2016 Summer term final exam results released
27 October 2016 Semester 1 exam timetable published Exams information
December
02 December 2016 Semester 1 academic teaching term ends
03 December 2016 Revision Week
10-22 December 2016 Semester 1 exams (including Saturday, 17 Dec) Exams information
22 December 2016 Semester 1 exams finish at 2.00pm on Thursday, 22 December Exams information
January
23 January 2017 Semester 2 academic teaching term begins (12 weeks)
25 January 2017 Provisional exam results (including provisional Stage GPA) released to students no later than 2.00pm Exams information
31 January 2017 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
31 January 2017 September starts - Semester 2 deadline for withdrawing from your programme Applies to students who start their academic year in September 2016 (201600)
February
16 February 2017 Final exam results (including final Stage and Award GPA) released to students no later than 2.00pm Exams information
March
03 March 2017 January starts – Semester 1 deadline for withdrawing from your programme Applies to students who start their academic year in January 2017 (201601)
13 March 2017 Fieldwork/study period
27 March 2017 Semester 2 academic teaching term resumes
30 March 2017 Semester 1 exam timetable published – Grade Approvals Process (GAP) Exams information
April
28 April 2017 Semester 2 academic teaching term ends
May
1 May 2017 Revision week
08-19 May 2017 Semester 2 exams (incl. Saturday, 13 May) Exams information
19 May 2017 Semester 2 exams finish – Grade Approvals Process (GAP) Exams information
26 May 2017 January starts – Semester 2 deadline for withdrawing from your programme Applies to students who start their academic year in January 2017 (201601)
June
09 June 2017 Provisional exam results (including provisional Stage GPA) released to students no later than 2.00pm Exams information
29 June 2017 Final exam results (including final Stage and Degree GPA) released to students no later than 2.00pm Exams information
30 June 2017 May starts – Semester 1 deadline for withdrawing from your programme Applies to students who start their academic year in May 2017 (201604)
September
15 September 2017 May starts – Semester 2 deadline for withdrawing from your programme Applies to students who start their academic year in May 2017 (201604)
15 September 2017 January starts – Semester 3 deadline for withdrawing from your programme Applies to students who start their academic year in January 2017 (201601)
January
31 January 2018 May starts – Semester 3 deadline for withdrawing from your programme Applies to students who start their academic year in May 2017 (201604)

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