Entry Requirements for US Curriculum
General Requirements
Cumulative GPA 3.2 out of 4.0 unweighted
also considered:
ACT or SAT
AP, IB Subject Exams, and college/university GPA also considered
Standardized tests are not required for all programmes, but will be considered  submitting test scores will do no harm to your application. UCD encourages all applicants to apply for their programmes of choice regardless of your access to standardized testing upon applying.
Refer to our testing requirements FAQs for more information.
Homeschool students can review more information about how to meet entry requirements on our Information for Homeschooled Applicants page.
Please contact us for further information
English Language Requirements
C in High School Diploma (Grade 11 or 12)
This page provides information and guidance on entry requirements for international (nonEU/ nonEEA) students only. Please be advised that your fee assessment status determines how you should apply.
In all cases, UCD applicants who are granted EU fee status will only be admitted through the Central Applications Office (CAO) system and in line with CAO policies and procedures and National University of Ireland (NUI) matriculation regulations.
If you are eligible for EU fees please contact UCD RegistryAdmissions for further advice (www.ucd.ie/askus).
Specific subjects and grades required for programme are detailed below.
The equivalences are provided as guidance and are indicative only and are the minimum required to be eligible for consideration on a competitive basis.
The information provided below is subject to change and annual review.
* indicates course may not require standardized test scores for all applicants
‡ indicates course has alternate entry pathway through Liberal Arts & Sciences (LBS1)
Code  Course 
Without 
With 
Additional Requirements  

Liberal Arts & Sciences*  LBS1  Liberal Arts & Sciences  3.2 / 4.0 CGPA 
3.0 / 4.0 GPA and 
Code  Course 
Without 
With 
Additional Requirements  

Arts & Humanities  BAU4  BA Modern Languages  4.0 / 4.0 GPA 
3.33 / 4.0 GPA and 
At least one Advanced Level language must be selected, C in Third Level or 3 in AP in that language required. If studying two at Advanced Level, C in Third Level or 3 in AP required in both.

BAU5  BA Arts Joint Honours*‡  3.2 / 4.0 GPA 
3.0 / 4.0 GPA and 
If choosing a language at Beginners Level, D in Third Level / 2 in AP / B in HS Diploma in Other Language is required. If at Advanced Level, a C in Third Level or 3 in AP in that language is required. French is only available at Advanced Level.
For Mathematics subject combinations, we strongly recommend that you also have at least a in Mathematics. 

HSS6  Humanities: European Studies*  3.2 / 4.0 GPA  3.0 / 4.0 GPA and 1000 SAT or 20 ACT 
If choosing a language at Beginners Level, D in Third Level / 2 in AP / B in HS Diploma in Other Language is required. If at Advanced Level, a C in Third Level or 3 in AP in that language is required. French is only available at Advanced Level 

HSS5  Humanities: Global Studies*  3.2 / 4.0 GPA  3.0 / 4.0 GPA and 1000 SAT or 20 ACT 
If choosing a language at Beginners Level, D in Third Level / 2 in AP / B in HS Diploma in Other Language is required. If at Advanced Level, a C in Third Level or 3 in AP in that language is required. French is only available at Advanced Level 

AYS1  Humanities: Languages, Linguistics & Cultures*  3.2 / 4.0 GPA  3.0 / 4.0 GPA and 1000 SAT or 20 ACT 
If choosing a language at Beginners Level, D in Third Level / 2 in AP / B in HS Diploma in Other Language is required. If at Advanced Level, a C in Third Level or 3 in AP in that language is required. French is only available at Advanced Level 

CAS1  Classics, Art History & Archaeology*  3.2 / 4.0 GPA  3.0 / 4.0 GPA and 1000 SAT or 20 ACT 

CAS2  Classics, English and History*  3.2 / 4.0 GPA  3.0 / 4.0 GPA and 1000 SAT or 20 ACT 

CCS2  Creative & Cultural Industries*  3.2 / 4.0 GPA  3.0 / 4.0 GPA and 1000 SAT or 20 ACT 

ENS5  English Literature*  3.2 / 4.0 GPA  3.0 / 4.0 GPA and 1000 SAT or 20 ACT 

ENS6  English with Creative Writing*  3.2 / 4.0 GPA  3.0 / 4.0 GPA and 1000 SAT or 20 ACT 

ENS7  English, Drama and Film*  3.2 / 4.0 GPA  3.0 / 4.0 GPA and 1000 SAT or 20 ACT 

ISS1  Irish Studies*  3.2 / 4.0 GPA  3.0 / 4.0 GPA and 1000 SAT or 20 ACT 

MCS4  Music, Film and Drama*  3.2 / 4.0 GPA  3.0 / 4.0 GPA and 1000 SAT or 20 ACT 

HPS1  History And Politics*  3.2 / 4.0 GPA  3.0 / 4.0 GPA and 1000 SAT or 20 ACT 

HSS3  History*  3.2 / 4.0 GPA  3.0 / 4.0 GPA and 1000 SAT or 20 ACT 
Code  Course 
Without 
With 
Additional Requirements  

Agricultural Science  ANS1  Animal Science‡  3.75 / 4.0 GPA 
3.33 / 4.0 GPA and 
Math: A in senior year HS math class with 4 years of math taken or 530 in maths section of SAT or 21 in maths ACT or D in college/university math class Lab Science: B in senior year HS lab science course or AP Science 2 or D in college/university lab science class 
CPS1  Animal & Crop Production‡  3.75 / 4.0 GPA 
3.33 / 4.0 GPA and 
Math: A in senior year HS math class with 4 years of math taken or 530 in maths section of SAT or 21 in maths ACT or D in college/university math class Lab Science: B in senior year HS lab science course or AP Science 2 or D in college/university lab science class 

CPS3  Crop Science‡  3.75 / 4.0 GPA  3.33 / 4.0 GPA and 1000 SAT or 20 ACT 
Math: A in senior year HS math class with 4 years of math taken or 530 in maths section of SAT or 21 in maths ACT or D in college/university math class Lab Science: B in senior year HS lab science course or AP Science 2 or D in college/university lab science class 

DBS1  Dairy Business‡  3.75 / 4.0 GPA  3.33 / 4.0 GPA and 1000 SAT or 20 ACT 
Math: A in senior year HS math class with 4 years of math taken or 530 in maths section of SAT or 21 in maths ACT or D in college/university math class Lab Science: B in senior year HS lab science course or AP Science 2 or D in college/university lab science class 

EQS1  Animal Science  Equine‡  3.75 / 4.0 GPA  3.33 / 4.0 GPA and 1000 SAT or 20 ACT 
Math: A in senior year HS math class with 4 years of math taken or 530 in maths section of SAT or 21 in maths ACT or D in college/university math class Lab Science: B in senior year HS lab science course or AP Science 2 or D in college/university lab science class 

ESS1  AgriEnvironmental Science‡  3.75 / 4.0 GPA  3.33 / 4.0 GPA and 1000 SAT or 20 ACT 
Math: A in senior year HS math class with 4 years of math taken or 530 in maths section of SAT or 21 in maths ACT or D in college/university math class Lab Science: B in senior year HS lab science course or AP Science 2 or D in college/university lab science class 

ETS2  Agricultural Systems Technology  3.75 / 4.0 GPA  3.33 / 4.0 GPA and 1000 SAT or 20 ACT 
Math: A in senior year HS math class with 4 years of math taken or 530 in maths section of SAT or 21 in maths ACT or D in college/university math class Lab Science: B in senior year HS lab science course or AP Science 2 or D in college/university lab science class 

FAS1  Food and Agribusiness Management‡  3.75 / 4.0 GPA  3.33 / 4.0 GPA and 1000 SAT or 20 ACT 
Math: A in senior year HS math class with 4 years of math taken or 530 in maths section of SAT or 21 in maths ACT or D in college/university math class Lab Science: B in senior year HS lab science course or AP Science 2 or D in college/university lab science class 

FAW1  Food Business with Chinese Studies‡  3.75 / 4.0 GPA  3.33 / 4.0 GPA and 1000 SAT or 20 ACT 
Math: A in senior year HS math class with 4 years of math taken or 530 in maths section of SAT or 21 in maths ACT or D in college/university math class Lab Science: B in senior year HS lab science course or AP Science 2 or D in college/university lab science class 

FOS1  Forestry‡  3.75 / 4.0 GPA  3.33 / 4.0 GPA and 1000 SAT or 20 ACT 
Math: A in senior year HS math class with 4 years of math taken or 530 in maths section of SAT or 21 in maths ACT or D in college/university math class Lab Science: B in senior year HS lab science course or AP Science 2 or D in college/university lab science class


FSS2  Food Science‡  3.75 / 4.0 GPA  3.33 / 4.0 GPA and 1000 SAT or 20 ACT 
Math: A in senior year HS math class with 4 years of math taken or 530 in maths section of SAT or 21 in maths ACT or D in college/university math class Lab Science: B in senior year HS lab science course or AP Science 2 or D in college/university lab science class 

FSS6  Sustainable Food Systems  3.75 / 4.0 GPA  3.33 / 4.0 GPA and 1000 SAT or 20 ACT 
Math: A in senior year HS math class with 4 years of math taken or 530 in maths section of SAT or 21 in maths ACT or D in college/university math class Lab Science: B in senior year HS lab science course or AP Science 2 or D in college/university lab science class 

HLS6  Horticulture‡  3.75 / 4.0 GPA  3.33 / 4.0 GPA and 1000 SAT or 20 ACT 
Math: A in senior year HS math class with 4 years of math taken or 530 in maths section of SAT or 21 in maths ACT or D in college/university math class Lab Science: B in senior year HS lab science course or AP Science 2 or D in college/university lab science class 

HMS1  Human Nutrition‡  3.75 / 4.0 GPA  3.33 / 4.0 GPA and 1000 SAT or 20 ACT 
Math: A in senior year HS math class with 4 years of math taken or 530 in maths section of SAT or 21 in maths ACT or D in college/university math class Lab Science: B in senior year HS lab science course or AP Science 2 or D in college/university lab science class 

UAS1  Agricultural Science  Omnibus  3.75 / 4.0 GPA  3.33 / 4.0 GPA and 1000 SAT or 20 ACT 
Math: A in senior year HS math class with 4 years of math taken or 530 in maths section of SAT or 21 in maths ACT or D in college/university math class Lab Science: B in senior year HS lab science course or AP Science 2 or D in college/university lab science class 
Code  Course 
Without 
With 
Additional Requirements  

Architecture, Planning, & Environmental Policy  LDS2  Landscape Architecture*  3.5 / 4.0 GPA 
3.0 / 4.0 GPA and 
Math: A in senior year HS math class with 4 years of math taken or 530 in maths section of SAT or 21 in maths ACT or D in college/university math class 
RCS3  City Planning & Environmental Policy*‡ 
3.5 / 4.0 GPA 
3.0 / 4.0 GPA and 
Math: A in senior year HS math class with 4 years of math taken or 530 in maths section of SAT or 21 in maths ACT or D in college/university math class 

ATS4  Architecture‡  Available Through Liberal Arts & Sciences (LBS1) 
3.5 / 4.0 GPA and 1200 SAT or 25 ACT and One AP Score 3 or Better 
Math: A in senior year HS math class with 4 years of math taken or 530 in maths section of SAT or 21 in maths ACT or D in college/university math class 
Code  Course 
Without 
With 
Additional Requirements  

Engineering  NUS1  Engineering Omnibus‡  Available Through Liberal Arts & Sciences (LBS1) 
3.5 / 4.0 GPA and 
Math: AP Calculus or Statistics score of 3 or better or college/university math class grade C or better Lab Science: B in in senior year HS course or AP Science 2 or C in college/university lab science class 
Code  Course 
Without 
With 
Additional Requirements  

Business  BSS1  Commerce‡  Available Through Liberal Arts & Sciences (LBS1) 
3.5 / 4.0 GPA and 
Math: 600 in maths section of SAT or 26 in maths ACT or 3 in AP Calc or Stats or C in college/university math class 
B722  BSc Business‡  Available Through Liberal Arts & Sciences (LBS1) 
3.5 / 4.0 GPA and 


BSW1  Commerce International  Unavailable  3.5 / 4.0 GPA and 1200 SAT or 25 ACT and One AP Score 3 or Better 
If choosing a language at Beginners Level, D in Third Level / 2 in AP / B in HS Diploma in Other Language is required. If at Advanced Level, a C at 3rd Level / 3 in AP in that language is required. French is only available at Advanced Level 

BSS2  Economics & Finance  Unavailable  3.7 / 4.0 GPA and 1400 SAT or 31 ACT and Two AP Scores 3 or Better 
Math: AP Calculus or Statistics score of 3 or better or college/university math class grade C or better 
Code  Course 
Without 
With 
Additional Requirements  

Law  BSJ4  Business & Law  Unavailable 
3.5 / 4.0 GPA and 
Math: 600 in maths section of SAT or 26 in maths ACT or 3 in AP Calc or Stats or C in college/university math class 
LWS2  Law with French Law  Unavailable 
3.5 / 4.0 GPA and 
Language: AP French 4 or college/university French class grade B 

LWS6  Law  Unavailable  3.5 / 4.0 GPA and 1200 SAT or 25 ACT and One AP Score 3 or Better 


LWW1  Law with Philosophy  Unavailable  3.5 / 4.0 GPA and 1200 SAT or 25 ACT and One AP Score 3 or Better 


LWW2  Law with History  Unavailable  3.5 / 4.0 GPA and 1200 SAT or 25 ACT and One AP Score 3 or Better 


LWW3  Law with Politics  Unavailable  3.5 / 4.0 GPA and 1200 SAT or 25 ACT and One AP Score 3 or Better 


LWW4  Law with Economics  Unavailable  3.5 / 4.0 GPA and 1200 SAT or 25 ACT and One AP Score 3 or Better 
Math: 600 in maths section of SAT or 26 in maths ACT or 3 in AP Calc or Stats or C in college/university math class 

LWW9  Law with Social Justice  Unavailable  3.5 / 4.0 GPA and 1200 SAT or 25 ACT and One AP Score 3 or Better 


LWWC  Law with Chinese  Unavailable  3.5 / 4.0 GPA and 1200 SAT or 25 ACT and One AP Score 3 or Better 
Note: No prior knowledge of Mandarin required. 

LWWD  Criminology with Psychology  Unavailable  3.5 / 4.0 GPA and 1200 SAT or 25 ACT and One AP Score 3 or Better 
Code  Course 
Without 
With 
Additional Requirements  

Social Sciences  COS1  Philosophy, Politics & Economics*  4.0 / 4.0 GPA 
3.33 / 4.0 GPA and 
Math: A in senior year HS math class with 4 years of math taken or 530 in maths section of SAT or 21 in maths ACT or D in college/university math class 
ECS4  BSc Economics*  4.0 / 4.0 GPA 
3.33 / 4.0 GPA and 
Math: AP Calculus or Statistics score of 3 or better or college/university math class grade C or better 

EMS1  Economics, Mathematics & Statistics*  4.0 / 4.0 GPA  3.33 / 4.0 GPA and 1100 SAT or 22 ACT 
Math: A in senior year HS math class with 4 years of math taken or 530 in maths section of SAT or 21 in maths ACT or D in college/university math class 

PCS2  Psychology  Unavailable  3.8 / 4.0 GPA and 1400 SAT or 31 ACT and One AP Score 3 or Better 
Math: A in senior year HS math class with 4 years of math taken or 530 in maths section of SAT or 21 in maths ACT or D in college/university math class 

SBU2  BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology*  4.0 / 4.0 GPA  3.33 / 4.0 GPA and 1100 SAT or 22 ACT 
Math: A in senior year HS math class with 4 years of math taken or 530 in maths section of SAT or 21 in maths ACT or D in college/university math class 

SBU3  BSc Social Sciences (2 Subjects)*‡  4.0 / 4.0 GPA  3.33 / 4.0 GPA and 1100 SAT or 22 ACT 
Math: A in senior year HS math class with 4 years of math taken or 530 in maths section of SAT or 21 in maths ACT or D in college/university math class 

SCS1  Computational Social Science*  4.0 / 4.0 GPA  3.33 / 4.0 GPA and 1100 SAT or 22 ACT 
Math: A in senior year HS math class with 4 years of math taken or 530 in maths section of SAT or 21 in maths ACT or D in college/university math class 
Code  Course 
Without 
With 
Additional Requirements  

Science  BSS3  Actuarial and Financial Studies  Unavailable 
3.8 / 4.0 GPA and 
Math: AP Calculus or Statistics score of 4 or better or college/university math class grade B or better 

CSSA  Computer Science  Unavailable 
3.5 / 4.0 GPA and 


Science programmes, including:  
SCU1  Science  Explore Multiple Streams‡  Unavailable  3.5 / 4.0 GPA and 1200 SAT or 25 ACT and One AP Score 3 or Better 
Lab Science: B in senior year HS course or 2 in AP Lab Science subject or C in college/university math class 

BLS1  Biological, Biomedical & Biomolecular Sciences‡  
CHS2  Chemistry (includes Medicinal/Sustainable/Biophysical)‡  
EES1  Earth & Environmental Sciences‡  
MHS2  Mathematics (includes Applied/Financial/Statistics)‡  
PYS2  Physics (includes Theoretical/Astronomy & Space Science)‡  
Check out the Science Brochure for details! 
Code  Course 
Without 
With 
Additional Requirements  

Sustainability  STS1  BSc Sustainability  4.0 / 4.0 GPA 
3.33 / 4.0 GPA and 
Math: 600 in maths section of SAT or 26 in maths ACT or 3 in AP Calc or Stats or C in college/university math class 
Code  Course 
Without 
With 
Additional Requirements  

Health Science  BHS1  Biomedical, Health & Life Science  Unavailable 
3.8 / 4.0 GPA and 
Math: 600 in maths section of SAT or 26 in maths ACT or 3 in AP Calc or Stats or C in college/university math class Lab Science: B in senior year HS course or 2 in AP Lab Science subject or C in college/university lab science class 
MDS2  Medicine  Unavailable 
3.7 / 4.0 GPA and + Interview 
Math: A in senior year HS math class with 4 years of math taken or 530 in maths section of SAT or 21 in maths ACT or D in college/university math class Lab Science: B in senior year HS course or D in college/university lab science class 

MDS4  Radiography  Unavailable  3.8 / 4.0 GPA and 1400 SAT or 31 ACT and One AP Score 3 or Better 
Math: A in senior year HS math class with 4 years of math taken or 530 in maths section of SAT or 21 in maths ACT or D in college/university math class Lab Science: B in senior year HS course or D in college/university lab science class 

MDS5  Physiotherapy  Unavailable  3.8 / 4.0 GPA and 1400 SAT or 31 ACT and One AP Score 3 or Better 
Math: A in senior year HS math class with 4 years of math taken or 530 in maths section of SAT or 21 in maths ACT or D in college/university math class Lab Science: B in senior year HS course or D in college/university lab science class 

MDS9  Medicine (Graduate Entry) 
The 4year graduate entry programme is open to applicants who hold or are expected to hold an Upper Second Class Honours degree (NFQ Level 8) in any discipline with a CGPA of 3.0/4.0 or above, or equivalent. Additionally, all applicants are required to submit a current GAMSAT* or MCAT* score (minimum 57 and 503 respectively). Although only graduates are eligible to apply for this programme, the graduate Medicine degree is equivalent in standard to the undergraduate Medicine degree. Eligible applicants will also be required to complete an interview. *Currency of Results: GAMSAT: must have been taken within two years from 01 September prior to the start of programme (i.e. for admission in September 2024, the earliest acceptable test date would be 01 September 2022). MCAT: must have been taken within two years from 01 August prior to the start of programme (i.e. for admission in September 2024, the earliest acceptable test date would be 01 August 2022). US students presenting with GAMSAT for entry to the 4Year Graduate Entry Programs will be ineligible to receive a U.S. Federal Student Loan per U.S. Department of Education Regulations. Students who have previously been unsuccessful in any Medicine programme (i.e. have not met academic or other requirements within the programme) or have any issues which would affect their registration with the Irish Medical council will only be considered for admission on a casebycase basis in exceptional circumstances, to be considered by the Medicine programme board. 

MDSJ  Diagnostic Radiography (Graduate Entry)  The 2.5year graduate entry programme is open to applicants who hold an NFQ Level 8 degree at the minimum award level of 2.2 or equivalent. Applicants are also required to have a Science subject at minimum level Irish Leave Certificate O6, IB Standard Level 4, GCSE Grade C or equivalent. 
Code  Course 
Without 
With 
Additional Requirements  

Sports and Performance  MDS8  Health & Performance Science  Unavailable 
3.7 / 4.0 GPA and 
Math: 600 in maths section of SAT or 26 in maths ACT or 3 in AP Calc or Stats or C in college/university math class Lab Science: B in senior year HS course or 2 in AP Lab Science subject or C in college/university lab science class 
SMS2  Sport & Exercise Management  Unavailable  3.7 / 4.0 GPA and 1400 SAT or 31 ACT and One AP Score 3 or Better 
Math: 600 in maths section of SAT or 26 in maths ACT or 3 in AP Calc or Stats or C in college/university math class Lab Science: B in senior year HS course or 2 in AP Lab Science subject or C in college/university lab science class 
Code  Course 
Without 
With 
Additional Requirements  

Veterinary Medicine  VTS1  Veterinary Medicine  Unavailable 
3.8 / 4.0 GPA and 
Math: A in senior year HS math class with 4 years of math taken or 530 in maths section of SAT or 21 in maths ACT or D in college/university math class Lab Science: AP Chemistry score of 3 or better or college/university chemistry class grade C or better 
Applicants must normally have at least 60 hours practical experience relevant to animal handling. This must have been undertaken in the last three years i.e. for entry in 2024, between 1st February 2021 and 5th July 2024, and all details must be submitted by 5th July 2024 to be taken into consideration. This must include experience with at least two of the following four animal categories: Pets, Horses, Farm Animals, Wildlife/Zoos. For full details and to complete your records of experience, please click here for more information. 

VTS2  Veterinary Nursing  Unavailable 
3.5 / 4.0 GPA and 
Math: 600 in maths section of SAT or 26 in maths ACT or 3 in AP Calc or Stats or C in college/university math class Lab Science: B in senior year HS course or 2 in AP Lab Science subject or C in college/university lab science class 

VTS3  Veterinary Medicine (Graduate Entry)  The 4 year graduate entry programme is open to applicants who hold or are expected to hold an honours degree in a biological / biomedical / animal science discipline with a CGPA of 3.0/4.0 or above [or equivalent]. For full details about the application and assessment procedures, including information about prerequisites, please refer to the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine website: www.ucd.ie/vetmed 