Progression from Higher Certificate or Ordinary Degree

Am I eligible?

You need to have the following to apply for DN650 Commerce stage 2

one An overall award of merit/distinction in a Higher Certificate (level 6) or Ordinary Degree (level 7) with content which corresponds to the first year course in UCD.

two An O2 (OB1 pre 2017 grading) in Leaving Certificate mathematics. If you don't have this grade (or equivalent) you will not normally be considered.

How many places are there?

There is a maximum of 5 places in stage 2 for progression transfers in DN650 Commerce.

How will I be assessed?

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

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

How do I apply?

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

Closing Date
 21 June calendar date

Applications open on Thursday 3 March 2022. The closing date is Tuesday, 21 June 2022. Incomplete applications will not be considered - your application, including application fee, must be submitted by the closing date.

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

If places remain in a course after assessment of applications received by the closing date, late applications may be accepted in a late window in early August (10 to 17 August 2022). The list of available places (linked above) will be updated on 10 August. If you are considering transfer before the normal closing date, don't postpone applying until this date as there may be no places available.

If you are considering applying for a transfer, please check the fees implications at

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 to UCD's Terms and Conditions of Offer. In line with the 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.

An applicant who accepts a transfer place ceases to be a student of the previous programme (this includes acceptance via CAO). Internal transfers who change their mind about the new acceptance within the first three weeks of the trimester may be permitted to change back to the original programme, subject to availability of places and with the agreement of Admissions and all relevant Governing Boards.

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.