Can I get mock or past WIT Maths Entry Exam papers?
There is no access to previous WIT Maths Entry exam papers for revision purposes, please use past Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate papers - WIT Maths Entry Exam follows this format and standard.
What is the CAO statement?
This is the list of programmes the student has applied for through the CAO. This can be submitted as a screenshot.
Can I apply if I have already passed maths in the leaving certificate?
Yes. The scheme is based on the maths entry requirement for your chosen course. For example, if the maths entry requirement for your first choice programme was O5 or better, but you only received an O6, then you could take the examination and obtain a place on your chosen programme if you achieved an O5 or better.
Can I apply if I failed my maths in the leaving certificate?
Yes. The Maths Entry Exam gives you an opportunity to improve upon your maths grade attained in the leaving certificate.
Can I apply if I sat Foundation Level maths in my leaving certificate?
Yes. The Maths Entry exam is open to all Leaving Certificate applicants.
Can I apply if I have already received a place at WIT?
Yes, if you received a place that is a lower preference because you did not meet the maths requirement for the higher preference place.
Can I study at WIT if I have an offer from another college?
Yes you can but only if:
Your chosen programme at WIT is a higher preference on your CAO list than the programme at the other college, and
You achieve the required grade in the Maths Entry Exam and meet all other qualifying criteria for the programme
You will not be entitled to a place at WIT if you received an offer for a programme at another college that is a higher preference than the WIT programme.
Is there a fee for taking the examination?
A non refundable fee of €35 will apply to each application.
Will I get additional leaving certificate points if I get a higher grade?
No. Your leaving certificate points total will not be altered as a result of the Maths Entry Exam. The examination merely deals with the entry requirements and not your CAO points requirements. If you have not obtained the cut-off points for your preferred programme, then you should not take the exam.
If I become eligible for a number of programmes, which one will I be offered?
You will be offered the highest preference programme for which you are eligible.
Are there any programmes excluded from the Scheme?
The following programmes are excluded for the Scheme:
Can you give me some examples?
CASE STUDY 1
John wants to do the Bachelor of Business (Hons) at Waterford Institute of Technology. He has achieved 350 points which is greater than the cut-off points for entry into the course and met the other criteria with the exception of maths.
John obtained an O6 in maths. As he does not meet the maths requirements of O5, he is not offered a place. If John sits the Maths Entry Exam at WIT and scores an O5 or better, he will then be offered a place.
CASE STUDY 2
Linda wants to do the BA (H) Psychology. She has 290 points which is below the CAO cut-off points for the programme. She does not get an offer of a place. Since she is below the CAO cut-off points, there is no benefit to Linda of attempting the Maths Entry Exam at WIT.
CASE STUDY 3
Barry has not applied through the CAO to study at Waterford Institute of Technology. As he cannot change his CAO preferences, he will not be offered any place at the Institute and there is no benefit in him attempting the Maths Entry Exam.