You are required to take a full course load, which is typically six courses for 15-18 American credits. If you’re applying for the fall semester, you have the option of taking a 4 credit early start program.
A full course load at UCC is typically six courses of varying ECTS credits per semester, totaling about 30 ECTS credits.
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When selecting your courses from University College Cork, you should be aware of some differences in terminology. In Ireland, the word for class or course is called a module.
You will use the UCC course catalog to select your courses. Courses offered each semester generally remain consistent from year to year. Irish universities usually don’t post next academic year’s course catalog until just weeks before the fall semester starts.
In addition to your proposed list of 6-10 courses, we recommend that you choose a series of alternate courses. Your first choice selections may not be available due to scheduling changes, time conflicts, prerequisites or cancellations.
Official course registration will take place upon arrival at UCC. The preliminary course form you submit to Arcadia prior to acceptance is not set in stone. You will have a two week drop/add period at the beginning of the semester where you can make changes to your course registration.
If your enrollment is conditional upon entry into a specific course or courses, it is very important that you indicate these requirements at the bottom of the preliminary course form on your Arcadia Passport.