Available place applications for 2021 open Wednesday
Through the CAO’s Available Places scheme, prospective students have the opportunity to apply for one of eleven undergraduate courses at WIT for September 2021 entry.
People who have applied for a course through the CAO already (whether placed or not). No further payment is required
People who have NOT already applied to the CAO but they must pay a €45.00 application fee
Before making an “Available Place” application, those matching the description “Restricted Categories of Applicant” on Page 3 of the CAO handbook should first consult with the Admissions Office at [email protected] or 051 302603 or 051 302685.
Applicants for ‘Available Places’ must meet the normal minimum entry requirements for the course(s). Please check the "Entry" tab on each WIT course page.
Previously published points in an earlier round of offers should not be taken as an indication of the points required for entry to Available Places. If you are interested in studying on one of the 'Available Places' courses, we would encourage you to apply regardless of your points.
Timings and process may be subject to change and applicants are advised to apply as soon as possible.
Ensure you fully complete your application by 2.00pm on Friday, 24 September. We strongly suggest you start this process well in advance of the deadline.
You can view and accept your offer on http://www.cao.ie on Tuesday, 28 September at 10.00am.
You must accept your offer through the CAO by Thursday, 30 September at 3.00pm.
Should you receive an offer, WIT’s Admissions Office will contact you on Friday, 1 October with your next steps, StartWIT registration details and your WIT username and password.
You must formally register online via the Web Registration portal using your username and password. This process formally records you as an intended student of the Institute. Payment of the relevant fees and student contribution charges must be made as part of your web registration. Click here for a useful information guide to assist with this process, please read through the check-list prior to commencing your web registration.
Once you have registered you will be able to access your course timetable in addition to the campus location of your classes.
Log in to your application using 'My Application' and click on 'Add Level 8 Available Place Course' or 'Add Level 7/6 Available Place Course' as appropriate and follow instructions.
If you have already applied to CAO this year, then an Available Places application is not separate to your existing application, you are inserting courses into your existing list of course choices.
The Available Places application procedure is similar to the Change of Mind procedure. However, except for courses in which available places have been advertised, you may not re-order your original course choices.
Available Place course codes may only be inserted higher in your list of preferences than any offer which you have received to date.
If you still wish to be considered for a course already on your course list, you must insert all available place courses below those you wish to retain.
You may only have a total of 10 course choices in any course list (Level 8 and Level 7/6). If you wish to add an available place course to a list already containing 10 entries, the course code at the bottom of the list (i.e., preference 10) will be deleted.
Mature applicants and applicants who have qualifications other than 1985-2016 Irish Leaving Cert and/or 2002-2016 QQI FET/FETAC Level 5/6 are categorised as Non-Standard Applicants. Such applicants must contact the Admissions Office at [email protected].
Remember to follow the fundamental rule of the CAO application system, i.e. place your course choices in genuine order of preference. If you place an Available Place course as your first preference and you get an offer on this course, then you will not be offered any course lower in your order of preference.
Acceptance of an offer of an Available Place automatically cancels and supersedes any previous offer(s) and acceptance(s).