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Will I ever be able to get in?

  • 01-11-2022 9:08am
    Registered Users Posts: 1 gbeorjia

    I am 25 years old, self taught full stack developer, worked at a bank before coming back to Ireland. My question would be to ask you all my odds at UCC, specifically Computer Science, Physics or Mathematics.

    I did absolutely piss poor in my leaving certificate because I did not appreciate anything when I was younger but soon after I realised my mistake and took up programming and got a decent job abroad. I just want to go back to education as I feel I’m now ready and fully motivated. I am good at maths and my job requires a massive amount of problem solving skills, I have been programming for 3+ years now.

    I heard many others getting rejected for not having done well in maths and just not even getting to the interview stage either which pretty much killed my entire ambitions of possibly getting into UCC or any other uni.

    Has anything changed recently or to be specific, do I stand any chance at all in getting in?

    All answers appreciated.


  • Registered Users Posts: 87 ✭✭ Robert Nairac

    Some specific courses might have a maths requirements for mature students. It would depend on what you are applying for. At UCC, you don't need to do an interview for the majority of courses.

    If they say that maths higher level at a certain level is a hard requirement and you don't have it then it's unlikely you would get in. If it's just a recommendation then you might be alright. It really depends on what courses you are applying for.

    I have found Irish universities other than Trinity to be pretty helpful when it comes to asking questions. Maybe send the university or the department an email and see what they say.