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Our Admissions team are working remotely and can be contacted by email:

CAO queries: [email protected]

Advanced Entry queries: [email protected]

Taught Postgraduate queries: [email protected]

Research Postgraduate queries: [email protected]

Further Education Progresssion queries: [email protected]    

We understand and appreciate you may be anxious at this time. However, we would ask that you please remain patient as the Admissions team are working remotely.  Therefore, it is important to allow us sufficient time to deal with your query. We would ask that you include as much information as possible to assist us in dealing with your query and always include your CAO / PAC / Advanced Entry Application Number in all correspondence.

We recognise the uncertainty that the coronavirus outbreak has caused for applicants to WIT and other higher education institutions and we would like to reassure you that we will continue to work to ensure your transition to higher education is as straightforward as possible given the circumstances. In that regard we would encourage you to maintain contact with us but be patient as we adopt to the circumstances of remote working. Student information in relation to Covid19 is available at the following link

For details of WIT's admissions policies, please visit our Admissions Policies webpages.  While every effort is being made to support applicants applying under any of the policies/categories referred to here, it is very important to remember that WIT will be guided at all times by WIT Academic Council, the Irish Health Service Executive and other relevant authorities with regard to processing and admissions to the Institute.
 

We have put together a list of questions and answers which we hope will answer most of your questions in these uncertain times. If you have further questions, please contact us at anytime but please be patient as we are working remotely and working through many queries at this time.

  • The Admissions team are working remotely.  Please email us your query at [email protected]  We would ask that you remain patient with us. WIT systems are being accessed remotely.  To help us assist you, please include your CAO application number in all correspondence with the CAO Admissions Office. 

     


     

  • Click here to contact the CAO. 

  • The CAO Deadlines remain as advertised:

    1. Online late applications are still being accepted up to 1 May, 2020 @ 17.15

    2. The CAO Change of Mind facility will operate, opening on the 5 May at 12.00 noon and closing on the 1st July @ 17.15

  • Monday, 7th September 2020:  Leaving Cert Results

    Friday, 11th September 2020: CAO Round 1 offers

    Wednesday, 16th September 2020: Round 1 Acceptances closing date (15:00 p.m.).

  • The CAO have advised that applicants who are required to supply documentation to support their application wait to post these documents until the restrictions are lifted. WIT will make every effort to ensure that all documentation is considered when assessing applications – see our Admissions Policies section for information on policies whereby supporting documentation is used in assessment.

  • The Leaving Certificate 2020 Calculated Grades Student Portal has been developed by the Department of Education and Skills to support the delivery of calculated grades.  This will give students the opportunity to receive State certification.  In the initial stage of the process, the portal is open from 10.00 am on Tuesday 26th May and will close at 10.00 pm on Thursday 28th May.

    For further information, click here 

  • WIT will have a first year intake this autumn. We know it is a difficult time but we are still encouraging students to do as much research as possible into the right course for you and are continuing to provide as much support and information to you as possible. Orientation information for prospective first year students is available here. 

  • We are planning to run all our programmes in the 2020/21 academic year. The start date for first years will depend on assigned Orientation days, StartWIT Orientation begins on Monday 21st September to Friday 25th of September, all classes begin on Monday 28th September. 

  • The resulting date for the Leaving Certificate is Monday 7th September. Further information is available at cao.ie and examinations.ie

  • A Statement of Application Record e-mail is sent to all applicants in May.  The purpose of this e-mail is to instruct you to log in to your CAO application and verify that all of your information has been recorded completely and correctly on your CAO Account.  In 2020 the Statement of Application Record e-mail replaces the postal Statement of Application Record.

    This is your opportunity to correct errors or omissions.

  • The CAO Change of Mind facility will operate as normal.  It opened on the 5th May at 12.00 and the closed on the 1st July at 17:15.

  • If you have difficulty, please e-mail the CAO using the Contact section of the website.  Make sure to include as much information as possible to assist with your query.

  • The points cut-off is determined by the demand for the programmes and we have not seen any major changes in that. The distribution of Leaving Certificate results  naturally change every year and this has an impact for many courses every year. Some changes will likely occur therefore this year.   It is important however that you should focus on selecting the right courses for you, the ones that are of most interest and best suit your aptitudes rather than focus on likely CAO points.

  • Yes, the minimum entry requirements remain the same though the points may vary. 

  • QQI is aware that the evolving situation in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic is having a very real impact on the work and lives of education and training providers and students. Please click the QQI website for the latest updates from QQI regarding your QQI FE certification and CAO.

    Ensure to keep in touch with your Post Leaving Certificate College, www.qqi.ie and www.cao.ie for updates.

  • The late closing date for receipt of applications from partner Further Education Colleges for applicants wishing to be considered under the WIT Progression Scheme is 31 May 2020. If you are a student at a partner Further Education College, and have not already applied for the WIT Progression Scheme, you should contact your Further Education College for details on how to do so. Click the WIT Progression webpages for further information.

  • Initial QQI FETAC offers have been made in Round Zero and further offers will be made in Round 1.

    The WIT Progression Scheme is just one of the opportunities for entry available to candidates with QQI FET Awards; applicants may also be considered for offers at CAO Round 1 (on the basis of Points achieved) or under the Mature Applicant Assessment, if relevant. Click the WIT Progression webpages for further information.

    • WD019 L7 BBS in Recreation and Sport Management

    • WD212 L8 BBS (H) in Recreation and Sport Management

    • WD186 L8 BSc (H) in Sports Coaching and Performance

    • WD144 L8 Bachelor of Architecture (Honours)

    Applicants who returned completed Supplementary Application Forms and Supporting Documentation by the closing date of 27th March 2020 will be processed. Additional time is required to support the assessment process however as the assessment teams are working remotely.

    Forms received after this day will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

  • All auditions have now taken place.  Additional time is required to support the communication of the outcome of the auditions as the teams are working remotely.

  • All Mature Applicant Assessment Forms have now been assessed.  Mature offers are made via the CAO in Round A, scheduled for early July. Should there be any change to this schedule, it will advertised on both the CAO and WIT website.

  • WIT will commit to assess all late forms returned however should you be eligible for an offer it may be processed in a later round in the CAO i.e. Round 0 or Round 1.

  • The CAO Admissions Team are delighted to inform applicants that all Mature Applicant Assessment Forms were issued on Friday 15th May with a closing date of Wednesday 27th May.  In order to be considered as a Mature Applicant for admission to WIT, please ensure to complete, sign and return the WIT Mature Applicant Assessment Form with supporting documentary evidence of all qualifications.

  • Yes it is.  In order to support our applicants experiencing difficulties with printing and postal issues at this time, we will print the documentation and your application will be considered with all other mature applicants.

  • Ensure to return your completed Mature Applicant Assessment Form with the supporting documentation you do have available to you. Once you receive your results, send them to:  The CAO Admissions Office, IT Walton Building, Cork Road Waterford OR email them to [email protected]   It is vital that you ensure to put your CAO Application number clearly on the results before you post or email them to WIT.

  • Mature applicants for Nursing will have received correspondence  from the Nursing Careers Centre (Public Appointments Service - PAS).  The closing date for mature nursing applicants to register with PAS on publicjobs.ie was Thursday 21st February, 2020.  The quota of places reserved for applicants applying for Nursing programmes is very strict.  The table below sets out the number of “Mature” places currently available in WIT:

    For full details on the application process and the written assessment test, applicants must go to nursingcareers.ie and download the latest edition of the booklet Nursing/Midwifery A Career For You.  Nursing Programme choices are purposely omitted from the WIT Mature Applicant Assessment process.

    Applicants may not enter on a Change of Mind any Nursing Course Code (WD116/WD117 & WD120), unless at least one such Course Code was among your choices at 1st February and you have taken the aptitude test in the year you seek admission.

  • Please note that WIT will be guided at all times by the Irish Health Service Executive and other relevant authorities with regard to travel to and from Ireland. 

    Any applicant or student who is travelling from outside of Ireland to attend the Institute in the 2020/2021 academic year must keep up to date with the most current Covid 19 travel advice available from the Government at the following link

    The Other School Leaving Examinations Policy Document is the current WIT policy for applicants presenting school-leaving qualifications (EU and Non-EU) and this details the process applied by WIT in assessing your application.  This process will be reviewed after the 1 May application deadline once further information is available regarding the restrictions in place as a result of COVID19.    

  • The Other School Leaving Examinations Policy Document is the current WIT policy for applicants presenting school-leaving qualifications (EU and Non-EU) and this details the process applied by WIT in assessing your application.  This process will be reviewed after the 1 May application deadline once further information is available regarding the restrictions in place as a result of COVID19.    

    Please note that WIT will be guided at all times by the Irish Health Service Executive and other relevant authorities with regard to travel to and from Ireland. 

    Any applicant or student who is travelling from outside of Ireland to attend the Institute in the 2020/2021 academic year must keep up to date with the most current Covid 19 travel advice available from the Government at the following link

  • WIT is pleased to inform applicants that for the academic year 2020/21 we will accept the Duolingo English Test (DET) for student admission purposes.  DET offers an online test with results available within a two day timeframe.  We can also confirm that the Department of Justice and Equality now recognise DET for entry visa purposes. WIT also offers the IELTS - Click here to see detailed requirements.  

  • If you are an applicant living outside of Ireland, registration as a student of the Institute for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year is determined based on the travel advice available.

    Please note that WIT will be guided at all times by the Irish Health Service Executive and other relevant authorities with regard to travel to and from Ireland. 

    Any applicant or student who is travelling from outside of Ireland to attend the Institute in the 2020/2021 academic year must keep up to date with the most current Covid 19 travel advice available from the Government at the following link

    Please note that you may not be permitted to commence your studies at WIT for the 2020/2021 academic year. 

    Please visit the International Office webpages for further FAQs.