A standard application is from a candidate who:
a. Is presenting Leaving Certificate or FETAC Certificate examinations results to meet the minimum entry requirements, and
b. Has no previous third level education(in institutes of technology, universities, colleges of education, colleges of art and design,
or their equivalents abroad), and
c. Is not of mature years. (Mature applicants are defined on page 18)
Standard Applicatants apply normally through the CAO by 1 February
Applicants with disabilities and how to apply:
In accordance with the definition prepared by the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability (AHEAD), the Institute defines a student with a disability or learning difficult as follows:
"A student is disabled if she or he requires a facility which is not part of the mainstream provision of the college concerned, to enable
participation in the college to the full extent of her or his capabilities and without which she or he could be educationally disadvantaged in comparison with peers".
The Institute welcomes applications from people with disabilities and applicants with disabilities should apply normally through the CAO by 1 February.
Details of the Disability Co-ordinator for Waterford Institute of Technology are available here.
A non-standard application is one that does not meet the definition of a standard application.
The principle categories are:
B. Other School Leaving (S/L) exams
C. NCVA Level 2/3
D. Further education (other than FETAC)
E. Higher education
F. Mature Applicants
Persons wishing to make a non-standard application must tick the relevant Category on the CAO form (A/B/C/D/E or F).
Please note in relation to Category B applicants, presenting Leaving Certificate equivalent examinations other than Irish Leaving Certificate and GCSE/GCE A Levels examinations:
1. Applicants for admission in the current year must apply to the C.A.O. by 1st May and will only be considered for courses applied for as of the 1st May closing date.
2. Applicants must provide certified copy transcripts and certified English translations of qualifications (not issued in English), with the application. An application will not be dealt with which does not include certified English translations of qualifications being presented in another language. If you are sitting your final school leaving examinations in the year of application, the latest date for receipt of results is 24th July of the year of application.
3. The assessment of an applicant’s academic standing will be expressed as a number – a score between 5 and 600 points. This establishes the score (also referred to as the rating) that an applicant is entitled to compete with and this rating will be applied by the C.A.O.
4. Applicants must satisfy any special course entry requirement laid down by the Institute.
5. As instruction is through English, please see http://www.wit.ie/englishrequirements for further information re evidence of English language proficiency.
Please note in relation to Category E Higher Education, applicants presenting qualifications from Irish Higher Education Institutions (attended or attending a 3rd level institution ie. Universities, Institutes of Technology, Colleges of Education, etc.) may be considered for Enhancement points where they meet the Leaving Certificate eligibility criteria.
Although the institute will try to assess all non-standard applications on the basis of the information provided, it reserves thr right to call such applicants to the institute to assess their case.
Key CAO dates to remember:
See http://www.cao.ie for full list of dates.
||Initial CAO Deadline
||Late Applications deadline
||Change of Mind deadline
||First round of offers