'WEEK 8' DEADLINES 2020/21 

TRIMESTER 2 (Spring): FRIDAY 26 March 2021


There may be circumstances in which you will want/need to take some time off from your degree. You should apply for this leave in advance; however the deadline is the 26 March 2021 of the Trimester/Academic Year for which you are applying. You may also apply for a Leave of Absence for the Calendar Year.

After this date, applications for Leave of Absence for that trimester become 'retrospective'. Retrospective Leave of Absence is rarely given and then only in exceptional circumstances. Leave of Absence cannot be taken in your first Trimester of Stage 1. 

Applications are made in SISWeb available through your UCD Connect account. If you are unable to submit an application online please contact the Student Desk.

Further information is available at:



You can drop modules by the 26 March 2021 with no fee. Potential progression issues may arise around credits required to move to the next stage, modules that are pre- or co-requisites for a later module, or a core module required to progress with a subject.


After this date, you can withdraw from a module up until the last teaching day in on the 23 Apr 2021. However, a module fee will be incurred; if you retake the same module subsequently no additional fee will apply and there will be no academic penalties. However, this is dependent on the module being run; substitute fees will apply where you take up an alternative module.

To drop or withdraw from a module once registration has closed after 03 February 2021, you must contact the Arts & Humanities Desk for advice and assistance. If you know what changes you wish to make you can submit a Manual Registration request form. For information on Credits and Modules click here.


If you have any questions about the repeats or resits you are taking you will find information by clicking here or contact the Arts & Humanities Desk for advice and assistance.


If you wish to withdraw from your programme we encourage you to visit the Arts & Humanities Desk, or talk to a Student Adviser first as there may be other approaches you have not thought of: All options can be looked at with your circumstances in mind.

While the deadline for the Autumn term to withdraw from a programme is the 13 November 2020, if you withdraw after 31 January 2021 in the Spring term, you will be liable for fees. A formal Statement of Withdrawal is available through SISWeb in your UCD Connect account. Details of the Withdrawal procedure are available here.

If you are contemplating withdrawing from your programme, please come to the Arts & Humanities Desk for advice and assistance and to investigate a range of options and supports. You can also consider taking a Leave of Absence for your current term if you need time to decide on the approach you wish to take.

But please, do come and talk to us before you take this step!


Please remember – the Arts and Humanities Office is here to listen and offer advice. You can contact the Arts & Humanities Desk online through our Connector.


If you are experiencing personal difficulties, you may prefer to talk in private to one of your Student Advisers by making an appointment.