February 17, 2020
The deadline to submit a request to amend first year subject selections has passed.
Maynooth University students who wish to transfer to a different degree programme can make application to the Admissions Office.
Transfer is dependent on the student's results and whether or not there are places available in the programme into which the student wishes to transfer.
The Admissions Office considers applications for Qualification Transfer from students in:
- ARTS MH101 to Science MH201 (taking First Year again)
- Omnibus to Denominated
- Denominated to Omnibus
- Denominated to Denominated
Completed applications must be received by July 7 of the year you wish to enter.
Once a transfer is sanctioned by the Admissions Office, the Student Records and Registration Office is notified and a Transfer of Qualification is made.
Important information for Subject Selection in First Arts
- MH101 Students must select two, three or four subjects in First Year, with not more than one subject selected from the same group. Ensure your preferred subject combinations are available in second and third year
- It is your responsibility to ensure you meet Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) minimum entry requirements for your selected subjects
First Year Arts Omnibus (MH101) Students may transfer to the following degree programmes automatically.
Eligibility for these degree programmes is determined by the results of the Summer Examinations.
- BBS/BBA Business and Management (MH404)
- BCL - Law and Arts (MH115)
- BBL - Law and Business (MH406) (Only students who take Business and Law as two of their First Year Arts subjects may transfer to MH406)
All eligible students will be automatically offered both Second Year Omnibus Arts (MH101) and Second Year of the relevant denominated degree(s) as qualification options for registration on the On-Line Registration System in the Student Web.
It is very important therefore to select the correct Qualification when registering online for Second Year.
Incorrect Qualification Registrations cannot be amended online and can only be reversed by Student Records and Registration Office Staff.
Maynooth University students wishing to transfer to an International Qualification:
- Students completing degrees within the Faculties of Arts, Celtic Studies & Philosophy and Social Sciences and also the Faculty of Science (with some conditions) can study abroad during their time in Maynooth University
- A 3-year BA degree becomes a 4-year BA International degree
- Full details, including conditions for Science students, are available on the International Office website
- Individual Language departments and/or Science departments can also be contacted for details
- The On-Line Registration System will offer you both the 3 Year BA and the 4 Year International Qualifications and it is important to select the correct Qualification when registering
- Incorrect Qualification Registrations cannot be amended on-line and can only be reversed by Student Records and Registration Office Staff
Maynooth University students wishing to transfer to a Qualification with Work Placement
- Law students should liaise with the Department of Law; The Student Records and Registration Office will then be notified if a transfer of qualification is to be made
- Students should contact the Industrial Placements Office for more details and liaise with their own department
- The Student Records and Registration Office is notified if a transfer of qualification is to be made
- The On-Line Registration System will offer you both the 3 Year Qualification without Placement and the 4 Year Qualification with Placement and it is important to select the correct Qualification when registering
- Incorrect Qualification Registrations cannot be amended online and can only be reversed by the Student Records and Registration Office Staff
Each subject involves a set of modules, some compulsory, some optional. A student requesting to take modules at (i) or (ii) below is required to have the permission of the head(s) of department. Care should be taken in making an application that sufficient credits can be earned in the relevant subjects to be awarded a Single Major, Double Major, Major/Minor, as appropriate.
(i) Take an additional module(s) over and above the normal total credit value of the subject and/or programme: If the student is taking an additional module(s) over and above the credit total for their subject, the new module(s) will contribute to the subject mark and the annual mark during the grading process. Note that all modules registered to within the subject must be passed in order to pass the subject. Registering to an additional module is not in lieu of a module already registered for. No more than 10 additional credits can be taken, subject to an overall limit of 70 credits in any academic year and 35 in any semester.
R7.1 Request form to take additional module(s) over and above normal credit value of subject and or programme
(ii) Substitute a module not part of the subject for a module that is normally part of the subject: If the student is substituting a module(s) from outside their programme, the new module(s) will contribute to the annual mark but will not contribute to the subject mark during the grading process, unless specifically requested by the Head of Department. Normally the new module will be linked to a standalone, non-progression subject (displaying on Workbench as subject ‘SISUB’). No more than 10 credits can be substituted in any academic year and no more than 5 credits in any semester.
R7.2 Request form to substitute a module not part of the subject for a module that is normally part of the subject
(iii) Additional modules outside the normal programme: An additional module registration is used when a student takes additional credits outside their primary qualification. In such cases, the additional module is included in the student’s record, displays on an academic transcript but does not contribute to the primary qualification’s annual result. This is referred to in Registry as an LCO registration. Modules registered as LCOs cannot be later substituted into the primary programme registration. There is a fee for this type of registration; students should contact the Fees & Grants Office for details.
R7.3 Request form for additional modules outside the normal programme
The University may decide, at its discretion, to exempt a student from a module or modules, on the basis of prior accredited study in Maynooth University or in another institution.
Please complete the following form to apply for Exemptions:
Exemption Request Form
Amendments to subject(s) and/or module(s) may be completed online via the Registration Amendment Menu in Student Web Services
- All Students must refer to the Course Finder before registering or amending Subjects and Modules
- Students are advised that capped modules are on a 'first come, first served' basis
- Capped modules will have quotas and may have reached the maximum before you get a chance to select the module. You will not be able to register for a module where the quota is full.
- Students should always check their online 'Proof of Registration' to ensure a successful amendment before logging out
- Online amendments can be made in the first 3 weeks of Semester One and the first 2 weeks of Semester Two
- A charge of €50 will be applied for Subject and Module Amendments requested after both the Semester 1 and Semester 2 deadlines.
- Amendment requests after the latest deadline require the written permission of the Head of Department
- Deviations from official published programmes require the written permission of the appropriate Head of Department
- Amendments made are normally reflected on Moodle over the following 24 hours
If you have queries relating to registration amendments, please:
- Call in person to the Student Records and Registration Office, with your Student MyCard, in Humanity House on the South Campus
- Telephone 01 708 3813, quoting your name and student number
- Email email@example.com, quoting your name and student number
The latest date for changing subjects or modules for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students etc is the 3rd Friday in Semester 1 for Semester 1 modules and the 2nd Friday in Semester 2 for Semester 2 modules.
Any changes made after these dates will be subject to a late amendment penalty of €50.
The latest date for changing subjects or modules for 1st year students is the 4th Friday in Semester 1 for subjects and Semester 1 modules and the 2nd Friday in Semester 2 for Semester 2 modules.
Any changes made after these dates will be subject to a late amendment penalty of €50.
A charge of €50 will be applied for Subject and Module Amendments requested after both the Semester 1 and Semester 2 deadlines.
Any module changes made after the deadline must be accompanied by a letter of permission from the Head of Department the change is being made in.
It is not possible for Repeating Students to make online registration amendments. To change a module or subject, Repeating Students should:
- Call to the the Student Records and Registration Office to obtain the necessary amendment form
- Student Records and Registration Office staff will amend your record if a change is permitted
- Normal dates and deadlines for amendments apply
Principles: While students are expected to adhere to the academic requirements of their programme of study, the University acknowledges that a student may experience unexpected or serious difficulties which could prevent them meeting these requirements, and/or inhibit them from performing to the best of their abilities. This form is to be used to request special permission, as allowed in Marks and Standards, because of extenuating circumstances.
Please download and complete this form:
RE1 Registry special permission/Extenuating Circumstances request
It is not possible for Erasmus or Visiting International Students to make online registration amendments. To add a module to your registration:
- Obtain a 'Registration of Modules' form from the International Office (top floor Humanity House)
- Each additional module requires the signature of the Head of Department/International Student Co-ordinator
- Call to the Student Records and Registration Office with the signed form and your Student MyCard and we will amend your registration
- Changes made are usually reflected on Moodle over the following 24 hours
To cancel a module from your registration:
- Call to the Student Records and Registration Office, with your Student MyCard, and complete the necessary form
- It is not possible to cancel a module from your registration if the Examination for that module has already taken place
Visibility of a module on Moodle alone (initiated via the Enrolment key) DOES NOT constitute registration to the module proper.
- All registrations to modules must take place either through the Student Web Services On-Line Registration Menu, Registration Amendments Menu or manually in the Student Records and Registration Office
- Amendments made by students online, or by staff in the Student Records and Registration Office should be reflected on Moodle over the following 24 hours