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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 . Give your reason for requesting a deferral.

Please note that it is not possible to defer full-time courses delivered at the Cork School of Music - you will have to reapply the following year.


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  Office, telephone: 4335772, email:, and follow the advice given there.

To apply for a deferral, a Deferral Application Form must be completed and returned to the CIT Admissions office by 31st October, or 28th Feb. for deferring Sem 2.

If you need to explore your options further please contact the Careers Service on 021-4335772 or email