How to Apply

Information on how to apply for first year entry

GMIT student in library

If you want to apply to enter the first year of any of the following types of courses, you need to apply through the Central Applications Office (CAO):

  • Higher Certificate (Level 6)
  • Ordinary Degree (Level 7)
  • Honours Degree (Level 8) 

This applies to all different types of applicants;

  • Those presenting with Leaving Certificate results
  • Those presenting with QQI/FETAC Awards
  • Those presenting with European or Non-European Qualifications
  • Mature Students

The following information may help:

 

1. New Leaving Cert Points Scale

Find out about the new Leaving Certificate Grading Scale and Revised Common Points Scale applicable to students who sit the Leaving Certificate from 2017.

 

2. CAO Application Process

Read a summary of the major stages of the CAO application process (CAO website).

 

KEY CAO DATES 2017/18

1st February

Normal closing date for applications

1st March

Closing date for amending course choices

1st May

Closing date for late applications

5th May

Change of Mind facility becomes available

1st July

Change of Mind closes

Early July

Round A offers for certain Non-Standard Applicants (e.g. mature)

22nd July

Exceptional closing date for those currently registered in HEIs

Mid-August

Current year Leaving Certificate results issued

21st August

Round 1 offers issued

28th August

Round 1 offers acceptance closing date

30th August

Round 2 offers issued

18th October

CAO offer season ends

3. Mature Students

There are three separate entry routes by which mature students may enter GMIT:

  1. Through CAO using a previous qualification: Leaving Certificate, Fetac Level 5 or 6 in competition with all other entrants on points. Place awarded in August.
  2. Through the CAO using the mature students route as a special category: Candidates must be 23 on the 1st of January in the year of entry to the course, applying through the CAO and filling in pages 3 and 4 of the application form. 
  3. Through successful completion of one of the Access courses run by NUIG and GMIT, followed by an interview with each Mature Student.

Mature Applicants:

  • Don’t have to meet the Leaving Certificate entry requirements/points.
  • Are considered on an individual basis (previous education, work experience and demonstration of ability and competence to undertake the programme).
  • May be invited for interview which will be used to rank applicants where demand exceeds available places.

 

Further Information: 

Central Applications Office (CAO)
Tower House
Eglinton Street
Galway

Website: www.cao.ie

Tel: +353 (0)91 509800

 

Admissions Office
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)
Dublin Road
Galway

Phone: +353 (0)91 742305