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Am I eligible?

Applicants must have the following to apply for progression to stage 2 Commerce:

  • An overall award classification of Merit or Distinction in a Higher Certificate (level 6 NFQ) or Ordinary Bachelor Degree (level 7 NFQ) with content which corresponds to the first year course in UCD.
  • An O2 grade (OB1 pre-2017 grading) in Leaving Certificate Mathematics. Applicants who don't have this grade (or equivalent) will not normally be considered.

How many places are there?

There is a maximum of 5 places in stage 2 for progression transfers to stage 2 Commerce.

How will I be assessed?

If there are more applicants than places, admission will be competitive based on your academic performance in your Higher Certificate and/or Ordinary Bachelor degree and taking into account your Leaving Certificate Mathematics result.

There must also be a significant curricula match between the level 6/7 NFQ programme and the Bachelor of Commerce programme. Please view details of the Bachelor of Commerce programme here.

How do I apply?

Apply using the link beside DN650 Commerce on the Indicative Places page.

After the closing date, all complete submitted applications will be screened by Admissions. Applications which meet the minimum requirements (as outlined above in the "Am I Eligible?" section) will be sent to the College/School Offices for consideration by the relevant Programme Board. Incomplete applications or applications that do not meet the minimum requirements cannot be considered.

In 2023, we expect that the application decisions will be available to applicants in the first two weeks of August. Admissions will contact applicants by email with the outcome of their application(s).

Application Dates

Applications open on Wednesday, 12 April 2023. The closing date is Wednesday, 21 June 2023. Incomplete applications will not be considered - your application, including application fee, must be submitted by the closing date.

If your result won't be available by the closing date, you should enclose any results already available along with a note saying when the final result is expected. Your results must be forwarded ASAP. Applications are assessed soon after the closing date so if you are awaiting results, you will only be considered if places remain following initial offers.

Subject to availability of places, late applications may be considered between 10 and 17 August 2023. Please note that registration starts from mid-August so any successful late applicants are likely to be late joining registration processes.

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 the(opens in a new window)Admissions 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 (opens in a new window)Transfer Policy.

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