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Retention FAQ

There are many reasons why students can struggle during the academic year, struggling with material that you aren't familiar with, life outside of college is impacting negatively on your studies, or maybe you didn't do as well as you had hoped in your mid/end of semester exams. This issue happen to many students, but they are something that need to be tackled head on, before it is left too late. If in doubt, just ask! 

Retention FAQ

Grant or fee payment problems

In the first instance you should highlight the difficulties that you are experiencing to the Fees Office by e-mailing [email protected]

There are a number of different supports open to you, have you applied for a grant? If so have you been in contact with SUSI regarding the status of your application and when you are likely to receive to assistance.

Have you applied for the Student Assistance Fund (this is a small fund operated by Student Life and Learning to help students who find themselves is severe financial difficulty but does not cover any college fees), please e-mail [email protected] with any queries you may have.

Thinking about leaving your course?

In order to de-register:

  • Students can deregsiter through their Registration Portal
  • Once logged into your student registration information you can select to submit a De-registration Request - 
  • In the case of International students who are in WIT on a study visa, via the International Office, if a student has deregistered from their programme, the student must satisfy the requirements of the Immigration Authorities in Ireland as outlined by the Waterford Immigration Office.

I have to repeat exams, what do I do?

In the first instance you should register for your repeat exam, to sit it at the next available sitting.

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You should also contact your lecturer for the module to get some feedback and guidance on where you may have gone wrong in your first attempt, and what you can do differently for your next sitting. Make a study plan and create short-term goals to help keep you motivated throughout the semester.

It is important to learn from challenges you may have had with past modules, if you come up against these with new modules, seek help sooner rather than later.