FAQs

Frequently asked questions on:

 

DAY COURSES

Q: What courses are available at Cork College of Commerce?
A: Please click here for a full listing of Cork College of Commerce Day courses.

Q: Does the College hold an Open Day?

A: Yes, the College Open day will be held on March 1st 2016, but you can always contact us with any questions that you have by email (queries@ccoc.ie) or phone (021 – 4 222 100).

Q: When do the day courses begin?

A: All day courses begin at the beginning of September 2016 and will run until approx. May 2017.

Q: How do I apply for a day course?

A: From the 1st  February 2016 online applications are open for the 2016/2017 academic year.

Click here to apply for a day course. A PPS number and current email address is mandatory to apply online.

You have a choice of 3 courses in order of preference.  Once you register you will receive an acknowledgement in your account.

Once you apply you will have your own online application account where you can login and view your interview/registration details.

Q: What do I do if I can’t remember my login details?

A: Please send an email to queries@ccoc.ie outlining your name and PPS number and we will reset your details and forward them on to you via email.

Q: When will I get an interview for my course?

A: You will receive notification of your interview time and date in your online account but also by post.

Q: Can I gain entry to university via the Cork College of Commerce courses?

A: Yes. Please click here to view details on our links to universities.

Q: If I cannot attend my assigned interview date what should I do?

A: You should email queries@ccoc.ie with your name, pps number and course choice.  The admissions office will then reschedule you for the next set of interviews.

Q: When will I get the results of my interview?

A: We will have different interview sessions throughout the year. You will receive the result of your interview by post within two weeks of your interview.

Q: If I am sitting my Leaving Certificate this year how can I get offered a course place before the results are issued?

A: All course place offers are subject to you meeting the outlined entry criteria.  Entry criteria for each course may differ and is outlined in the College Prospectus. Your entry criteria (examination results) will be checked on registration day.

Q: If I want to change my first choice and have not yet had an interview what should I do?

A: Send an email to queries@ccoc.ie outlining your name, your original course choice and your new preferred 1st choice.  You will receive an email confirming when your choice has been changed.

Q: If I want to change my first choice and already have been interviewed for my original choice what should I do?

A: Academic staff are on holidays from beginning of June until the end of August therefore it is not possible to change your course choice.  You should contact the Course Director at the end of August requesting a change in course choice. If a place is available in your new choice you will be transferred.

Q: When is the last date to apply for a course?

A: You can apply for a day course up until the 19th  August 2016.  Late interviews may be offered but places will be limited.

Q: When do I get a booklist?

A: You will receive a booklist on your induction day in September.

Q: If I decide to leave my course what should I do?

A: You must inform your Class Teacher and Course Director.  Also check our refund policy in case you are due a refund of a portion of fees.

Q: When do I get my college ID photo?

A: Once all your course fees are paid you will receive your College ID on registration day.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Q: If I am an international student how do I apply for a course?

A: You can apply online if you have a PPS number however if you are living outside of Ireland you should request an application form by emailing queries@ccoc.ie For more detailed information, please click here.

COURSE FEES/REFUNDS & OTHER GRANTS

Q: How much does my course cost?

A: Please click here to view all course costs.

Q: Am I entitled to any course fee exemptions?

A: The following exemptions apply:-

  • Medical Card holders – QQI Examination Fee
  • Medical Card holders – PLC Contribution Fee
  • Students in receipt of VTOS – exempt from all fees except materials fees. (material’s fees apply only to some courses).
  • Students in receipt of a Student Maintenance Grants – PLC Contribution Fee.
  • Students in receipt of BTEA – PLC Contribution Fee.

Q: Can I pay in instalments?

A: Course fees must be paid on or before registration day.  The college doesn’t offer payment plans.

Q: If I am not taking my course place and have paid my fees will I get refunded?

A: Please click our day course refund policy. 

Q: How do I apply for a refund?

A: Please email  refunds@ccoc.ie

Q: What financial supports are available for students to apply for?

A: If you are in receipt of a social welfare payment and claiming 6 months prior to getting a place in the college you can apply for the VTOS scheme. Click here for further details

Student Maintenance Grant through SUSI.ie..

Q: Will my attendance at College affect payment of the Student Maintenance Grant/VTOS?

A: Yes.  Students who are absent over 5 day per month will not receive payment of their Grant.  Please see Student Maintenance Grant Policy for further information.

COLLEGE CALENDAR & IMPORTANT DATES

Q: When are the mid-term breaks and other holidays?

A: The College Calendar for 2016-2017 will be published when it is available.

Q: When will I receive my class timetable?

A: You will receive your timetable on induction day.  Your timetable may change slightly in September and you will receive up-to-date copies from your Class Teacher.

Q: When do I sit exams throughout the year?

A: Exams are held at various times of the year.  QQI final exams are held in April and May each year.

Q: When do I receive my examination results?

A: QQI examination results will are issued in June of each academic year.

ITEC examination results are issued in July of each academic year.

Q: When do graduations take place?

A: Graduations take place in early December.  Dates will be confirmed in October.

COLLEGE FACILITIES/STUDENT SERVICES & ACTIVITIES/FORMS & LETTERS

Q: Where can I find a list of student accommodation?

A: Please email cdineen@ccoc.ie for our detailed Accommodation List

Q: Is there parking near the college?

A: Yes however it is pay parking. Outside the college you can park for 2 hours per parking disc.

Q: If I need written proof that I am a student attending a course where do I go?

A: Once you have all your course fees paid you can call to reception for this letter.

Q: If I need a form completed and stamped by the college where do I go?

A: Please call to reception. Forms will only be stamped if college fees are paid in full.

Q: Is there a photocopying facility for students in the college?

A: Yes. There is a photocopier dedicated to students. There is a dispensing machine next to the photocopier on the ground floor which cost 3 euro per card and gives 50 copies.

Q: Is there a computer access room in the college for students?

A: Yes. The college has computer access in the study hall and during busy periods another computer room is also dedicated to students.

Q: What study facilities are available for students in the College?

A: The college has a dedicated Study Hall with computer and printer access.  It is open from 8am to 9.30pm (Monday – Wednesday during academic year) and from 8am – 5pm Thursday and Friday.

The College also offers study counselling skills by appointment with a number of teachers. Please contact your Class Teacher is you would like to get further details.

Q: If I have a disability and require assistance who should I see?

A: Please contact our Student Disability Officer Susan Holland O’ Leary on 021-4223828 or email sholland@ccoc.ie

Q: As a student what activities can I take part in the college?

A: Please view our full list of Student Activities here which begin every September.

Q: Where do I get a Garda Vetting Form?

A: For further queries please contact our Garda Vetting Officer Ms Joan Shalvey on 021-4223830 or alternatively email jshalvey@ccoc.ie

Q: If I am late handing in an assignment what should I do?

A: For late assignment submission your must fill out a mitigating circumstances form which must be signed by your subject teacher.  To download a form please click here.

Q: If I need to change my contact details what should I do?

A: Please click on this link change of address form, complete the form and email it to details@ccoc.ie

Q: WHEN ARE THE HOLIDAYS?

A: Holidays are outlined on the Department of Education website.