Steps to becoming a mature student or adult learner at WIT

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Options for adults and mature students vary from part-time to full-time ranging from weeks to years of study

Options for adults and mature students vary from part-time to full-time ranging from weeks to years of study

Returning to college? Going to third level for the first time? Here's some of the key steps if you want to start college as an adult

Did you know you have hundreds of course options?

Research your chosen course or topic you’re most interested in at www.wit.ie/courses

Do your research: visit the campus or talk to staff

  • Arrange a one-hour campus tour (Monday to Friday office hours) or come to the next open event.
  • Contact a course leader or ask questions on the course page
  • Ask questions when we are running our 'Ask WIT' phone, online and drop-in sessions
  • Attend an open day or open evening (see the events section for upcoming events)

Get professional guidance

Make contact with the Waterford Educational Guidance Service for Adults (WEGSA, formerly REGSA) which provides an independent, confidential and free educational and career guidance service to adults. Make an appointment - it will be good for you to talk to someone at least before college place offers are made to mature applicants to full-time CAO courses over the summer.

Keep an eye on the WIT website's events section for a Taster Day for mature students - this may be scheduled around Easter.

Familiarise yourself with the steps for applying to the CAO for a full-time level 6, 7 or 8 course at WIT

  1. Read about the application steps to apply for a full-time course through the CAO in detail at www.wit.ie/mature or attend 
  2. Apply online for your full-time undergraduate course through the CAO at www.cao.ie
  3. Fill out the Mature Applicant Assessment form when you receive it from WIT and return promptly.

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