Most students take a total of 15 American credits per semester. If you’re applying for the fall semester, you have the option of taking a five-credit early start course (pre-session).
Intensive three-week early start pre-session courses are available.
A full course load at UCC is typically six courses of varying ECTS credits per semester, totaling 30 ECTS credits.
|ECTS Credits||U.S. Credits|
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.
Official course registration will take place prior to arrival. 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.
The following information is vetted and provided by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) on the Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE).
|Percentage||Ranking||Suggested U.S. Equivalent|
|70 – 100%||First Class Honours||A|
|60 – 69%||Second Class Honours||B+|
|50 – 59%||Second Class Honours Lower||B|
|45 – 49%||Third Class Honours||C+|
|40 – 44%||Pass||C|
|0 – 39%||Failure||F|