Request Form for Undergraduate De-Registration/Deferral
Please download/print and complete the above form.
Follow the instructions listed on the form.
Students will only be de-registered from the date the completed form is received in the Student Records and Registration Office.
Undergraduate students must perform an exit interview with the Academic Advisory Office, You can book an appointment by either:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 01 708 3368
NOTE: Students who defer before the beginning or at the end of an academic year do not need to perform an exit interview.
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 the form below:
RE1 Registry special permission/Extenuating Circumstances request
Please download/print and complete the form below and return to the Student Records and Registration Office.
R1, Postgraduate suspension / withdrawal request
- Follow the instructions listed on the form.
- Suspensions must be sought prior to the commencement of the academic year.
- NB: Retrospective suspension requests will not be considered. If there has been a lapse of more than one semester in registration, students should complete a 'Research & Taught Re-Registration Request' form (Form No. R2).
- Students will only be de-registered from the date the completed form is received in the Student Records and Registration Office.
Registration for a postgraduate programme of study is expected to be continuous and it is not possible to suspend your studies retrospectively. If more than one semester has elapsed since your last registration, you must formally apply to the University to re-register to your programme.
Please complete and submit the form below if you wish to apply for re-registration.
R2, Re-registration request
Please note that this form is not required if you have already formally suspended your studies.
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
Principles: The University may grant a student an extension beyond the normal maximum period with the permission of their Head of Department and also the Registrar or Dean of Graduate Studies. Please note that research postgraduate students have published minimum and maximum designated programme completion times . Please see the form for a table of minimum and maximum durations.
Important to note that in the case of an extension that you may be liable for a fee. Applications for an extension to a scholarship should be made directly to the scholarship granting body.
Please click on the link below to submit a postgraduate extension request.
R4, Postgraduate Registration Extension Request
Name Change Request Form
- To apply for a name change on your record please fill out the following form and return to the Student Records and Registration Office.
Name Change Request Form
Name and Gender Change Request Form
- To apply for a name and gender change on your record please fill our the following form and return to the Student Records and Registration Office.
Name and Gender Change Request Form
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. 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.
(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.
(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.
Module(s) outside normal programme request form
Principles: While there are normally defined academic entry requirements for university programmes, it is appropriate that the University has mechanisms to allow entry to applicants who do not meet the normal requirements, but who have equivalent learning achievements which adequately prepare them for the programme. Each application requires individual review, taking into consideration a number of factors, including;
(i) Flexibility to admit applicants from a range of backgrounds,
(ii) Ensuring the highest standards within programmes,
(iii) Avoiding admitting students to programmes for which they are poorly prepared.
There are two processes in use:
1. Non-standard applicants: this process is used where the case is being made that the applicant’s academic qualifications should be considered as the primary basis for admission. This may be supplemented by relevant professional experience.
2. Recognition of prior experiential learning: this is used where the applicant’s professional experience is being used as the primary basis for admission.
This request form should be used in tandem with an application on the Postgraduate Applications Centre,www.pac.ie. It should be submitted well in advance of the commencement and registration of the programme. For most programmes, registration is in August and September each year.
The applicant should document academic courses successfully completed prior to making this application. Where there is also relevant professional experience, the Department will normally review a written personal statement and interview the applicant.
Recognition of prior experiential learning (RPEL)
An initial application is made to the Department concerned, and normally involves a written statement and an interview. Following this, a recommendation is made to the Registrar, who may approve progression to the portfolio stage.
As a second stage, the applicant is required to produce a portfolio demonstrating the relevant experience and capacity. This portfolio is reviewed, and used as the basis for a decision on admission.
Please complete and submit the following form:
At the beginning of the second semester, you may have an opportunity to request to amend your subject registration. You will receive an email on or after January 15th 2020 if you are eligible to request a change with information about the Semester Two Subject Change Request Process.
The following students may request to amend their subjects:
- Students who need to meet transfer requirements
- Students already studying 15 credits of a subject who wish to study more of that subject in second semester
- Students who are risk of not passing a subject Students in these situations may be able to deregister for a second semester module, and take an alternative in its place.
While this may be helpful for some, this is a serious decision as it restricts your progression options and may result in having to repeat the year. If you are thinking of making a change we recommend that you contact the Programme Advisory Office to discuss your options. The Programme Advisory Team will be available to meet students throughout January and into the new semester. Details of drop in times will be made available in early January on their website: www.maynoothuniversity.ie/programme-advisory-office
Please note requests should be submitted by email only (from your mumail account) to email@example.com)
Second semester subject change request form
Form R9 First Year Subject Change Request Form
Registration to module LCNG05 is only permitted for year 2 students who complete and submit the form below.
Before you register, please note the following:
- The minimum entry requirement for this elective is Leaving Cert. Higher Level Irish Grade H3 or H4 or a pass with merit (65% or higher) in the TEG Bonnleibhéal 2 (A2) exam from 2018 or 2019.
- This 10 credit elective will be taught over both semesters. Registered students will not be permitted to drop out of this elective and transfer to another in Semester 2.
- This course is taught out of normal hours. Classes will run on Wednesday evenings from 6.30-9.30pm or on Thursday evenings from 6.30-9.30pm. Please indicate below which evening you would prefer to attend.
- Please note that there is no resit option for this module.
Registration request form TEGB1 Elective (year 2 students only)