Student Admissions and Registration
Module enrolment 2012/13
Frequently Asked Questions
FULL-TIME REGISTRATIONS AND CLASS START-UP
When is Registration scheduled for 1st Year full-time classes?
Registration and induction for most 1st year full-time programmes usually takes place from during the second week of September (Cork School of Music, and NMCI may differ). Students spend one full day at the college (approx. 9.15am - 4.30pm). All eligible applicants are contacted directly to advise of the date and time.
Non-Eu students are also required to come to CIT, Bishopstown the week before registration in order to present original qualifications, and passport, visa (and letter showing CIT study visa), and GNIB card (if relevant).
When do 1st Year full-time courses commence?
Full-time 1st year undergraduate programmes commenced Monday 17th September 2012, unless otherwise advised by their Departments. Cork School of Music classes started on Monday 10th September.
I have applied for a Post-Year 1 full-time programme. When and how do I register?
Registration information is issued by post to all applicants offered a place on add-on programmes.
When do post-1st Year full-time undergraduate courses commence?
The scheduled start-up date for these programmes was Monday 17th September 2012, unless otherwise advised by their Departments.
I am a full-time undergraduate student in CIT, how do I re-register for the following year of my course?
Following publication of the summer examination results, qualified students will be automatically pre-registered for the subsequent academic year. Qualified students with stream choices, will be issued with a Registration Form which should be completed and returned to the Admissions Office by the deadline date. Those students who successfully complete an Award in June will be automatically sent Registration forms in July for relevant add-on programmes (apart from some programmes where an application form must be completed - check with your deparment).
I am a full-time undergraduate student in CIT, doing Work Placement during the summer, or doing some Repeat exams in August - how do I re-register for the following year of my course?
Following publication of the Autumn Examination results, qualified students will be automatically pre-registered for the subsequent academic year. Qualified students with stream choices, or at Award level, will be issued with a Registration Form which should be completed and returned to the Admissions Office by the deadline date. These forms will be sent out in early September after the Exam Board Meetings. For further queries, contact your own Department.
DEFERRING A PLACE ON A COURSE
I have been offered a place via the CAO - how do I defer my course for a year?
1st year undergraduate applicants who have been offered a place via the CAO must follow the deferral procedures outlined in the CAO Handbook. Contact CIT Admissions with your request without delay by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am already attending classes in CIT, how do I apply for a deferral of my classes for a year?
You are advised to contact the Careers and Counselling Office, telephone: 4335775, email: email@example.com, and follow the advice given there.
To apply for a deferral a Programme or Module Deferral Form must be completed and returned to the Admissions office at CIT.
WITHDRAWING FROM A COURSE
I would like to withdraw from my course. How do I apply to withdraw?
Students who wish to withdraw need to complete a Course Withdrawal Form which can be downloaded from the top of this page or are available from the Admissions Office. The date upon which you withdraw affects whether or not you are entitled to a partial refund of fees (note: 31st October is a particularly important date). There may also be implications for the charges if you choose to return to third level education in the future. Please contact the Accounts department with any queries, tel: 021 4335449 /5448, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
APPLICATIONS TO FULL-TIME PROGRAMMES
How do I apply for a Full-time Year 1 course in CIT?
Applications to Year 1 full-time programmes must be made through the Central Applications Office (CAO) in Galway, www.cao.ie, telephone: 091 509800. The closing date is 1st February, or for late applications, 1st May (apart from certain restrictions, see below). A change of mind can be made by 1st July (apart from certain restrictions, see below). If there are vacant places available on some courses, they will be listed on the CAO website from the end of August onwards - applications may be made for those courses through the CAO in August.
If you are already attending a 3rd level Institution, and wish to apply for Year 1 of another course, you must apply via the CAO. Download the form from the CAO website www.cao.ie, have the form stamped by your current institution, and send back to the CAO before 22nd July.
I am a Mature applicant, how do I apply for a full-time course in CIT?
A mature applicant is one who is over 23 years of age on or before 1st January of the year of application.
There is an additional assessment procedure to determine the eligibility of mature applicants for courses in CIT, however, in the first instance, all mature applicants must apply by 1st February via the CAO for entry to 1st year full-time courses. It is not essential to satisfy minimum requirements. Mature students who apply after 1st February will not be assessed as mature students and will have to satisfy minimum requirements through their Leaving Certificate (or international equivalent) or FETAC points.
The exceptions are:
Higher Certificate in Business for Mature Students - Enquiries to E: email@example.com T: 021 433 5806
Higher Certificate in Good Manufacturing Practice - Enquiries to E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 021 433 5150
BA in Community Development - Enquiries to E: email@example.com T: 021 433 5931
where applications are made directly to CIT.
I am a Foreign applicant, how do I apply for a full-time course in CIT?
Foreign Applicants from both within and from outside the EU are very welcome in CIT.
All applicants presenting qualifications from outside of Ireland, England and Wales must apply via the CAO system www.cao.ie by 1st February, or for late applications, 1st May. Note: there is no change of mind facility after 1st May.
If you wish to be assessed as a mature student (over 23 on 1st January for September entry), you must apply by 1st February and there is no late application facility.
Qualifications & Certificates
You must send certified copies of your qualifications to the CAO. Where the original document is issued in a language other than English, you must send certified copies of an English translation to the CAO. If you receive an offer from CIT, you must present the original certificates to the Admissions office in September.
For information on how points are calculated for qualifications from your country, go to www.cao.ie, click on Applicant Scoring, and choose your country.
Non-Eu applicants: please note that there are both academic and residency conditions governing the offer of places to non-Eu applicants. Non-EU students are required to produce a Study Visa from the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform for the course for which they have applied. For conditions attached to acquiring this please refer to the following website: http://www.inis.gov.ie
For costs/payment queries please contact the Finance Office telephone 00353 21 4335449, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Accommodation queries please contact email@example.com.
For further queries regarding non-Eu applicants, please contact the Admissions Office in CIT, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 00353 21 4335039 or 4335042.
I have a FETAC qualification, can I apply for a CIT full-time Year 1 course?
FETAC applicants with level 5 or level 6 qualifications are very welcome to apply for courses in CIT.
Application must be made via the CAO in the normal way. There is a separate points system in place for FETAC applicants which is different from the CAO Leaving Certificate points scheme. Information on the FETAC points system is available on the CAO website at www.cao.ie, under FETAC. Click here to view FETAC Entry requirements for CIT.
What is the closing date for applications to full-time Year 1 programmes?
The closing date for applications to Year 1 via the CAO is 1st February.
The late closing date for applications to most courses via the CAO is 1st May.
The following courses must be applied for by 1st February:
- CR210 Contemporary Applied Art, (Ceramics, Glass, Textiles) (portfolio required)
- CR220 Fine Art (portfolio required)
- CR600 Visual Communications (portfolio required)
- CR121 Music (Music entrance test)
- CR125 Popular Music: Electric Bass Guitar (Entrance Exam)
- CR126 Popular Music: Drums (Entrance Exam)
- CR127 Popular Music: Electric Guitar (Entrance Exam)
- CR128 Popular Music: Keyboards (Entrance Exam)
- CR129 Popular Music: Voice (Entrance Exam)
- CR700 Theatre and Drama Studies (practical assessment).
For further information, please consult the CIT Full-time Prospectus.
Sometimes there are places available on particular courses. Check the CAO website www.cao.ie from mid-August onwards, and apply directly through the CAO.
Where do I find full details and entry requirements for CIT courses?
Full details and entry requirements for all CIT courses can be found either in the CIT Full-time Prospectus, the CIT Part-time Prospectus or on the CIT website.
To request a full time prospectus, please email email@example.com.
THE POINTS SYSTEM
(This relates to Year 1 full-time courses only)
What is the Points system and how does it work?
The Points system is a method of calculating a value for grades obtained in the Irish Leaving Certificate or FETAC qualification for each subject taken.
The Central Applications Office (CAO) in Galway operates this system on behalf of all third level colleges in Ireland. For full details on the Points system please refer to either the CAO Handbook or the relevant section in the CIT full-time Prospectus.
Where can I find the CAO Points Scoring System?
The CAO Points Scoring System is available in the CAO Handbook, the CIT full-time Prospectus or on both the CAO www.cao.ie and the CIT websites.
What are cut-off points?
Cut-off points are calculated by applying a scoring system to the grades obtained in the Irish Leaving Certificate or FETAC qualification. There are different scoring systems for the Irish Leaving Certificate and for FETAC qualifications. The purpose of cut-off points is to establish a ranking order for applicants for courses within the CAO system.
Cut-off points are only relevant where the numbers of qualified applicants for a course exceed the available places.
Where can I get further information on cut-off points?
CIT Round 1 cut-off points for the previous year are available inside the back cover of the CIT full-time Handbook and on the CAO website, www.cao.ie, under Points.
APPLICATIONS TO FULL-TIME POST YEAR 1 PROGRAMMES
I am a student of another Institute of Technology or University, how do I apply to transfer to a Post Year 1 course in CIT?
If you wish to apply for the second or subsequent year of a course in CIT you must complete an Application Form Full-time courses (download the form at the top of this page, or available from the CIT Admissions Office). This completed form must be returned to the CIT Admissions Office on or before 1st May. Attach your results, or forward them as soon as they become available. Alternatively contact the Admissions Office for a form: email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 021 4335041/5044.
How do I get information on Post-graduate programmes in CIT?
Information is available here. Further enquiries concerning applications to Postgraduate programmes should be made to the relevant Head of Department. Download an Application Form from the top of this page and submit the completed form to the Admissions Office at CIT.
The School of Graduate Studies will answer any general queries, tel: (00353) 021 4335099 or email email@example.com. Contact the department you are interested in directly for more specific queries on a programme or research opportunity. You can find the contact details of departments by visiting the link: CIT Faculties and Colleges on the CIT website.
Contact Information for Academic Departments
Continuing Education (Business) T: 021 4335900 or 4335902 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accounting & Information Systems T: 021 4335920
Management & Marketing T: 021 4335920
Applied Physics & Instrumentation T: 021 4335870
Architecture T: 021 4335950
Biological Sciences T: 021 4335885
Chemistry T: 021 4335870
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering T: 021 4335950
Computing & Mathematics T: 021 4335160
Construction T: 021 4335950
Distance Ed. & Instructional Support (DEIS) T: 021 4335930
Electrical Engineering T: 021 4335470
Electronic Engineering T: 021 4335470
Mechanical, Biomedical & Manufacturing Engineering T: 021 4326505
Media Communications T: 021 4335810
Process, Energy & Transport T: 021 433 5910
Social & General Studies T: 021 4335310
Tourism & Hospitality Studies T: 021 4335820
National Maritime College of Ireland T: 021 4970600
Cork School of Music T: 021 4807300
Crawford College of Art & Design T: 021 4335200
Rubicon Centre T: 021 4928900
Other Useful Contacts
General queries T: 021 4335041 or 4335044
Exams T: 021 4335048
Admissions T: 021 4335036
T: 021 4335037
T: 021 433 5107
Careers & Counselling
T: 021 433 5772
Fees queries T: 021 4335440
Fees queries: email@example.com
Grants queries T: 021 4335442
ID cards E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student mycit email queries
Student PIN number queries