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Additional Points

If you have not attained sufficient points for the course you wish to apply for, it may be possible to be awarded additional points for successful completion of at least one semester of a first year programme at the Institute. 

To be considered eligible applicants must:

  • Be a current, full-time registered student in the first year of a WIT programme and reapplying to the CAO for the first year of a different programme for the following academic year.
  • Successfully complete at least one semester of a programme at WIT (semester 1 or 2).
  • Meet the Leaving Certificate eligibility criteria for the programme(s) for which you are reapplying.
  • Apply to the CAO by May 1st. 
  • Select no. 7 Third-Level Higher Education in the “Qualifications and Assessment Summary” on the CAO application form.
  • Submit an application form AP1 directly to Waterford Institute of Technology not later than June 15th 2018, at 4.00 p.m.  
    • Please note that on Friday 15th of June, Reception will temporarily relocate to the School of Education and Lifelong Learning Office on the Cork Road Campus (to the the right of the Porter's Desk, opposite the Estates Office) for one day only. Please drop completed forms to this location on Friday 15th only. 
  • Enhancement Points (Bonus Points) are awarded as follows:
    • Successful completion of one semester                                    30 points
    • Successful completion of two semester’s                                 60 points
      • Up to a maximum of 60 points

NOTE:  Subject to successful completion of one semester only, you may be eligible for an additional 5 points per module passed.

AP1 forms are available from Student Life & Learning Reception, Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road Campus. or here:

Please also provide an official copy of your WIT examination results and attach to the application form. 

Completed application (Part B) must be returned to Reception, Cork Road Campus by June 15th 2018, at 4.00 p.m.  

Please retain the stamped acknowledgement as evidence of application.

Please note:

  • Paper based applications (After May 1st) to the CAO are not eligible for the Additional Points process
  • Applicants who do not include a current valid CAO number for the 2018/19 academic year on the AP1 form are not eligible for the Additional Points process.
  • Please note that additional points may not apply to all programmes, for further clarification please contact the Admissions Office [email protected]