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I Grade Applications

The deadline for spring semester I grade applications has now passed and the I grade portal is closed.

For summer semester applications, we will continue to operate the I grade process as outlined in section 4.2.3 of the University of Limerick Handbook of Academic Regulations and Procedures. Please note a change to this process in that in the case of illness, you will be able to provide self-certification where third party certification is not possible.

Confirmation of the deadline and process for summer semester applications will be communicated to the campus community closer to the time.

In the case of a COVID-19 related impact that is not covered within our current regulations for I grades, a category for circumstantial issues will be facilitated. For example, this category may cover students with a change in any home care arrangement, an inability to engage in remote assessment due to a change in personal circumstances, inability to access LENS related learning supports remotely, students who lack access to a digital infrastructure with no alternative assessment mode - this list is indicative only.

Due to an unprecedented call on our front-line healthcare workers, the University is keen to minimise the impact of our internal processes on the countries health system and services.  As such, where you are submitting an application for a Student Health Centre I-Grade for consideration and you do not already have third-party certification that supports the application, there is no requirement to seek such certification.  The application must include the full details of the medical related issue and, where available, reference any third-party certification that supports the application.  There is no need to submit copies of any third-party certification to the University at this stage but you should retain copies for future use if required.  Where no third-party certification is available, it is vitally important to state that you are self-certifying.

For the avoidance of doubt this category includes health related issues pertaining to COVID-19, for all non-health related COVID-19 issues please use the COVID-19 Exceptional Application.

There have been no changes to either the Counselling Department or Chaplaincy Department I-Grades.  Both services continue to operate remotely and both services will require that a student has either engaged with, and have the support from, the relevant professional services; this may include the requirement to submit adequate third-party evidence for consideration.  It should be noted that if you make a submission without having been in direct contact with the Counselling Department or Chaplaincy Department your application will be rejected.

For any queries, please email the appropriate service below:-

Medical Conditions:

Student Health Centre - Ria. Toland@ul.ie

Mental Health Issues:

Student Counselling Service - Counselling@ul.ie 


Chaplaincy Service - John.Campion@ul.ie 

The Univerity I Grade Committee will meet to review all applications. Summer period and repeats results are due to be published on Monday 14th September.

The SHC processes all applications in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) / Data Protection Acts 1988-2018 and in accordance with the University's Data Protection Policy. You may view the University’s Student Privacy Notice at https://ulsites.ul.ie/corporatesecretary/student-privacy-notice.