Are you completing your MSc in Accounting Application? Some FAQs!
If you have already applied for the MSc in Accounting and are now in receipt of your results and other paperwork, the following FAQ’s may help:
I have received my transcripts of my final year, what do I do now?
Assuming you have sent all earlier transcripts of your degree results, send any remaining transcripts to PAC. Do not send to DCU as this delays the items being uploaded by PAC as DCU staff must forward them on. All transcripts must be certified as detailed on the PAC website.
I don’t have my CAP1 exemption letter. Should I send my transcripts anyway?
Yes, the CAP1 letter can be sent later. Failure to send transcripts may result in your place being lost
I did not obtain a 2.1 honour. Can I still get a place?
You may obtain a place if all final year accounting subjects in your undergraduate degree are very close to a 2.1 average. For example, if your obtained 57 and 59 in two final year accounting modules, you may obtain a place. If you obtained a 45 and 47, you will not. Whether you get a place or not depends on availability.
I don’t have full CAP1 exemptions yet, can I still obtain a place?
If you intend to sit typically one CAP1 module in September, you will be allowed to commence on the course provided you meet all other entry criteria. If you subsequently fail the CAP1 module, you do not meet the conditions and cannot remain on the course.
My sponsoring employer is looking after my CAP1 application. Do I need to do anything?
Make sure your employer is actually looking after the application and that your provide them with the necessary detail without delay.
General application/course queries
When does the course start?
Lectures commence Sept 22th, 2014. You may need to be available the previous week for orientation.
I have applied for another course and have not yet accepted my place. Can my place be held?
If you do not accept a place within 14 days, your place on the course cannot be guaranteed.
If I do not pay the deposit once I have accepted my place, can my place be held?
You are typically required to pay a deposit upon acceptance of your place. Failure to do may lead to loss of your place. If however you are experiencing financial difficulties, contact Registry who may agreed to hold your place for some period of time.
Is the deposit payable on application refundable?
A small portion of the deposit may be retained in the form of an administration fee should you decide to withdraw. Check with Registry/Finance Office for more detail.
I am being sponsored by a firm. Do I still need to pay a deposit?
Typically firms do not pay the full course fee. This in effect means students typically pay the deposit for the course. Check with your sponsor if in doubt.
How do I know for sure I have a place on the course?
Your offer was based on meeting two conditions 1) getting a 2.1 and 2) full CAP1 exemption. If you meet these conditions and provide evidence of same you automatically have a place on the course provided you have accepted the offer and paid the required deposit.
This blog was originally posted on the MSc in Accounting Blog