Students are encouraged to carefully consider all CAO Round 1 offers and reminded they must acknowledge the offer and accept it through the CAO website
Waterford Institute of Technology’s (WIT)'s Ask team will be on hand to answer queries regarding Round 1 CAO offers online 10am-4pm weekdays between Friday, 3 September and Monday 13 September.
Phone, drop-in, and online chat
Ask WIT: CAO Offers Web Chat 2021 runs weekdays from Friday 3 September, 2021 – Monday 13 September, 2021 to support individuals from Leaving Cert results through to the CAO offers deadline
Ask WIT: CAO Offers Helpline 2021 and Drop in Centre run from Tuesday 7 September, 2021 – Friday 10 September, 2021 to support individuals after receiving their CAO offers.
The dedicated support team is contactable on 051 845653/845534 between 10am and 4pm on these dates while the drop in centre at the main campus runs 11am-3pm. Details are at www.wit.ie/start.
Virtual tours of the campus are at www.wit.ie/virtualtours.
Students are encouraged to carefully consider all CAO Round 1 offers and reminded they must acknowledge the offer and accept it through the CAO website. Eileen Keleghan, CAO Communications Officer, asks applicants to carefully consider any offers received in this round.
“One of the common queries that we receive at the offers stage is around order of preference. Applicants who receive a lower preference offer can accept this offer and it will not prevent them from receiving an offer of a course higher up on their courses list in a later round should a place become available and they are deemed eligible.
“Those who have received an offer in this round should also consider the current offer carefully as it may be the only one they will receive.
If an applicant has not received an offer they will receive a ‘Statement of Application’ email.
“It is important that applicants notify CAO immediately if there are any errors or omissions in their CAO account. They must make sure to do this as soon as possible to allow any corrections to be considered for subsequent rounds.
Applicants with queries or examination updates should first view the ‘Have a Question’ page, and if they cannot find the answer to their question they can contact CAO by sending an email from the Correspondence Section of their CAO account” she added.
Second chance maths
The 2021 Maths Entry Exam is a ‘second chance’ exam is for school leavers who have not achieved the required maths grade in the Leaving Certificate for their chosen course in WIT.
The applicant must have applied to WIT through the CAO application process for 2021 entry and have achieved the required points for entry into their chosen programme of study and met all other criteria set for the programme (except maths requirement).
Full details at www.wit.ie/mathsentryexam
Applicants who do not receive an offer may wish to check the ‘Available Places’ facility which re-opens on CAO website on Wednesday, 8 September at noon. This facility is also available to new applicants on the completion of the online application form and the payment of a €45 fee.