“CAO applicants and school leavers have a short period of time to make some difficult choices, and it’s important that individuals, their parents and guardians and career advisors know they can talk to us”
Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) Registrar and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr Derek O’Byrne, has extended congratulations to school leavers on their Leaving Cert results.
“I would like to extend my congratulations to the Leaving Cert students of 2021 on this important milestone.”
Dr O’Byrne says that students awaiting a CAO offer for a WIT undergraduate course will be eager to find out on Tuesday, 7 September which course they will be studying in Waterford this autumn.
Ask WIT supports for CAO
He added that WIT will do what it can to help students access their choice in education.
“CAO applicants and school leavers have a short period of time to make some difficult choices, and it’s important that individuals, their parents and guardians and career advisors know they can talk to us. WIT will run its ‘Ask WIT’ online web chat weekdays 10am-4pm from the day of the leaving Cert results and the CAO Offers Helpline service starts on weekdays from the day of CAO Round 1 Offers. Take the time to choose the right offer for you by taking the time to talk to us.”
Second chance Maths
Dr O’Byrne also highlighted that WIT is again running a ‘second chance’ Maths Entry Exam. “One of the key factors to receiving a CAO offer is meeting minimum entry requirements. WIT’s Maths Entry Exam is a ‘second chance’ 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). Application details are available at www.wit.ie/mathsentryexam.
First year students will start at WIT on 22 September, two weeks after other students.