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Deferring a place


DEFERRING A PLACE OFFERED IN THE CAO

Applicants offered places through CAO may apply to defer their place for one year. If you wish to defer an offer of a place you do not accept your offer. Instead, you must fill in this Deferral Form.

Information Required:

  • Name - must match CAO application
  • CAO Application Number
  • Course Code of the Offer you wish to defer
  • Reason for deferral

Deadlines: Application must be submitted to the Admissions Office at least two days before the ‘Reply Date’ shown on the Offer Notice.

Deferral will not be granted in the following cases:

  • Applicants who take up another third level place
  • Applicants who repeat Leaving Certificate.

If the deferral is not granted, applicants may then accept the offer for the current year, providing they accept the offer by the ‘Reply Date’.

DEFERRING A PLACE POST ENTRY (Orientation to Week 3 inclusive)

First year students who enrol on a place in the University of Limerick, and subsequently find that they cannot continue with their studies, may to be considered for a deferral up to end of week three of semester one.  You apply to defer using this deferral form

Information Required:

  • Name - must match CAO application
  • CAO Application Number
  • Course Code of the Offer you wish to defer
  • Reason for deferral
  • Supporting Documentation (such as medical certification) when required

Deferral requests cannot be considered after week three.

Please Note; There are no deferrals granted for LM101 Graduate Entry into Medicine

ACCEPTING A DEFERRAL

In order to accept a deferred place, you must:

  • Re-apply through CAO in the succeeding year and pay the appropriate application fee. You must complete the application form in full and follow all of the instructions carefully;
  • Place the deferred course as your first and only preference on the application form;
  • Indicate your deferral by ticking the deferred place indicator box on your application.

Important Notes:

  • Read the letter granting you the deferred place for further instructions.
  • You will breach the conditions of your deferred place if you enter more than the single deferred course code on your application. In that event, you will forfeit the guaranteed place and enter the competition for places in the normal way.
  • When reapplying in the succeeding year, you must complete an application FULLY. In other words, you must include again any personal information and documentation, etc., which you provided with the original application (unless instructed otherwise in your deferral letter).
  • You can apply to defer entry on to your programme for one year.
  • Taking up another CAO offer, does not constitute grounds for deferral.
  • You will be contacted by email with the outcome of your application.
  • A deferral is only valid for 1 year.