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HOW TO APPLY TO LIT


Application for entry to first year of all programmes at LIT is through the Central Applications Office (CAO). Application packs are available from:


Central Applications Office, Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway. Tel: 091 509800 Web: www.cao.ie


The CAO publishes a joint handbook and application form. It is important that you read the information carefully and follow the directions given. Neither the Institute nor CAO can be responsible for any mistakes you make if you don’t follow correct procedures.


Key CAO Dates to Remember 1st February 2017 Initial CAO Application deadline (Also Mature Applicant & Restricted Application Course closing date)


1st May 2017 1st July 2017


Late CAO Application deadline CAO Change of Mind deadline


Main Application Types to CAO Standard Applications


A standard application is categorised as an application from: 1. A person presenting Leaving Certificate or QQI/FETAC Certificate examinations to meet minimum entry requirements and 2. Has no previous experience of third level education and 3. Is not of mature years


Non-Standard Applications


A non-standard application refers to applicants who are required to provide additional information when applying to CAO. The main categories of non-standard applicants are:


• Mature applicants • GCE/GCSE applicants • Holders of other School Leaving examinations • Further Education (other than FETAC) applicants • Previous higher education


Applicants will be notified about the nature and time of any assessments or other requirements during the period February - April. Claims that applicants were not informed about any assessment/requirement, etc will not be considered unless the claim is received before May 20th. The Institute will deem to be late, any application, or change of mind, received after the specified closing date.


Non-Standard/Mature Applications EU Nationals aged 23 before 1st January 2017 that wish to make a non-standard application:


You must indicate the nature of your case on your application to the CAO before February 1st. The Institute may at its discretion extend the closing date for Mature Applicants to 1st May for specific programmes only. Applicants are advised to contact the Admissions Office at LIT for a list of such programmes.


Note: Programmes at LIT’s Tipperary campuses will accept late applications to the CAO from non-standard applicants. Such applications must be made to the CAO by 1st May.


Although the Institute will try to assess all non-standard applications on the basis of information provided, it reserves the right to call non-standard applicants to the Institute for an interview to assess their individual cases. For further information, see www.lit.ie/admissions


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How to Apply to LIT


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