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Internal Transfer at start of Autumn Trimester Stage 1

Important Note: this transfer window will not be available in 2023 due to timing of CAO offers.

Am I eligible?

You msut be a UCD student who

  • in the current year, has accepted a UCD offer via CAO and is registered to stage 1 of that UCD programme

  • meets the full entry requirements of the target programme, including points score, subject requirements and any additional tests or entry criteria.

  • meets the Leaving Certificate points required for the course. Applicants in Access categories (e.g. mature years, HEAR, DARE, QQI-FET) can be considered if places remain in that category's quota.

How many places are there?

It is unlikely that there will be any places available in most courses. Where places are available, the number(s) will be very small.

During the CAO season, we endeavour to fill all places in accordance with CAO procedures. Transfer will only be possible if places remain in a course following the close of the CAO offer season. The number of places available (if any) will not be known until the the CAO season has closed.


How will I be assessed?

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of places available, applicants will be ranked on their points score.


What is the timeline?

We will not be able to operate this transfer application route in 2023 as there are insufficient working days between the close of CAO season and the final date for offers as specified in the Transfer Policy and Admissions Policy.


What about the material I've missed in the first three weeks?

If you accept an offer to transfer, the onus is on you to catch up on the material missed.

If you are considering applying for a transfer, please check the fees implications at www.ucd.ie/fees.

Some programmes will not normally consider applicants who have been unsuccessful in a similar programme - full details are on the restrictions page.

All offers of a place are subject toUCD's Terms and Conditions of Offer. In line with theAdmissions Policy, offers for taught programmes will not be made after the third week of a trimester. Deferral or Leave of Absence is not permissible for the trimester following acceptance of a transfer/re-admission offer.

In some cases, students may wish to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning in addition to that granted by the transfer process (see Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy).

All students must comply with the regulations of the University.

The above is summary information only. Full regulations are included in the Transfer Policy.

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