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How to Apply

There are two main steps to take to apply for a course at WIT

For full details on the application process and the written assessment test, go to http://www.nursingcareers.ie and download the booklet Nursing Midwifery A Career For You. The Nursing Careers Centre (NCC) may be contacted at An Bord Altranais (NMBI), 18/20 Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, 01-639-8562.

Note: Admission to courses may be subject to interview

Applying before 1 February 2017

1 February:  Fill out and return CAO form
13th March:  Receive Assessment Form from WIT (issued by post on Friday 10th March 2017). If you do not recieve your form by 14th March you must email [email protected] providing your CAO Number, CAO First Name, CAO Last Name, DOB stating that you did not receive your form.
22nd March:  Return Assessment form to WIT - no late forms accepted.
Early July:  Receive Offer from WIT (through CAO)
Mid July:  Accept offer deadline

You must apply for the following courses before 1 February:

  • BA (Hons) in Music - WD027

  • Nursing Under Mature Grounds - WD116, WD117 and WD120

Please consult http://www.nursingcareers.ie and download the booklet Nursing Midwifery A Career For You.

Applying before 1 May

1 May:  Fill out and return CAO form
Early May:  Receive Assessment Form from WIT **2017 Form will be issued by WIT on 12th May
Mid May:  Return Assessment form to WIT on or before 5PM ** 2017 Close date for return of form is 22nd May
Early July:  Receive Offer from WIT (through CAO)
Mid July:  Accept offer deadline

This information should be used as a guideline only as the CAO may change its key dates for 2017** entry.

Note: Late Mature Applicant Assesment Forms will not be accepted.

Key points to remember when filling out the CAO form

  • The form can be filled out online or an application form can be downloaded from http://www.cao.ie

  • You should carefully read the CAO handbook prior to submitting your form

  • The form has two pages

  • Page 1 of the form must be filled out by all applicants

  • Page 2 of the form must be filled out by Special Category applicants only, which includes mature applicants

  • WIT accepts applications from candidates aged 23 and over on the 1st January of the year in which they seek admission regardless of whether an applicant ticks Special Category F on the CAO application. Such candidates are referred to as “Mature”.

  • Provide details as specified in the  CAO handbook

  • Please provide support documentation as part of your application

  • Read the Mature Applicant Policy Document.

  • WIT will assess your suitability for your chosen courses based on your CAO application and the Mature Applicant Assessment form.  To assist you to complete Section 7 of  the Mature Applicant Assessment Form, click here for example.

  • Full details of English Language Requirements are available here.

  • You may be required to provide additional information for a small number of courses – the Admissions Office will send information on this with the assessment form.

  • Please note that Waterford Institute of Technology reserves the right to call you for interview.