Deferring or Withdrawing from a Programme

Sometimes registered students need to defer their place on a Programme or withdraw from the Programme altogether.

Because a decision to do so can have serious financial and other implications, it’s important to consider the following matters.

Deferring a Programme

1. Contact your Head of Department‌ for advice on your options prior to officially deferring your programme of study until the following year.

2. Have a clear understanding of the financial implications (fee and grant implications) there may be if you defer.

Programmes commencing in September:

Defer before the 31st of October Student contribution and tuition fees paid refunded in full.

 

Defer between the 31st of October and the 31st of January

Students are liable for fifty percent (50%) of the student contribution and fifty percent (50%) of the tuition fee (where applicable). Where material fees apply, these are non-refundable after 31st October.

Defer after the 31st of January

Students are liable for all fees and no refund of the student contribution, the tuition fee or any applicable materials fee will be made.

Programmes commencing in January:

Defer before the 1st of March Student contribution and tuition fees paid refunded in full.

Defer between the 2nd of March and the 31st of May

Students are liable for fifty percent (50%) of the student contribution and fifty percent (50%) of the tuition fee (where applicable). Where material fees apply, these are non-refundable after 31st October.

Defer after the 1st of May

Students are liable for all fees and no refund of the student contribution, the tuition fee or any applicable materials fee will be made.

There are exceptions to these fee rules.

Please consult the GMIT Fees Office - Email: studentfees@gmit.ie; Tel: 091 742535

3. Defer your programme officially by completing the GMIT Programme Defer Form

The date of deferral is the date of submission of this form.

4. Students are liable for fees up until the date on which they submit the Defer Form online so, if you know you are deferring, complete & submit this form immediately.

If you are in receipt of a grant, you must notify SUSI of your decision to defer the programme. Keep a copy of all correspondence including supporting documentation for your records. GMIT will also be informing grant awarding bodies, as relevant, if you have deferred your programme. For more information, contact the Grants Office: Email: studentgrants@gmit.ie Tel: 091 742139

Once you have submitted the Programme Defer Form,

  • The de-registration procedure will begin immediately.  Your registration record will be updated once we receive confirmation of your deferral.  You will be notified by email when your registration record has been updated. by the Registration Office.
  • You will automatically be reoffered a place on the course you deferred.  Your deferred place is subject to the course being available in the next academic year. The Institute reserves the right to cease the provision of any programme.
  • Your decision to defer your course will not mitigate against any future application you may make to GMIT.

You may only defer a course of study for one academic year at a time. 

Forms received after the 1st May annually will not be processed for programmes that run from September to May.

 

Withdrawing from a Programme

1. Contact your Head of Department‌ for advice on your options prior to officially withdrawing.

2. Have a clear understanding of the financial implications (fee and grant implications) there may be if you withdraw.

Programmes commencing in September:

Withdraw before the 31st of October Student contribution and tuition fees paid refunded in full.
Withdraw between the 31st of October and the 31st of January

Students are liable for fifty percent (50%) of the student contribution and fifty percent (50%) of the tuition fee (where applicable). Where material fees apply, these are non-refundable after 31st October.

Withdraw after the 31st of January

Students are liable for all fees and no refund of the student contribution, the tuition fee or any applicable materials fee will be made.

Programmes commencing in January:

Withdraw before the 1st of March Student contribution and tuition fees paid refunded in full.

Withdraw between the 2nd of March and the 31st of May

Students are liable for fifty percent (50%) of the student contribution and fifty percent (50%) of the tuition fee (where applicable). Where material fees apply, these are non-refundable after 31st October.

Withdraw after the 1st of May

Students are liable for all fees and no refund of the student contribution, the tuition fee or any applicable materials fee will be made.

There are exceptions to these fee rules.

Please consult the GMIT Fees Office - Email: studentfees@gmit.ie; Tel: 091 742535

3. Withdraw officially by completing the GMIT Programme Withdrawal Form

The date of withdrawal is the date of submission of this form.

Students remain liable for fees up until the date on which they submit the Withdrawal Form online so, if you know you are withdrawing, complete & submit this form immediately.

4. If you are in receipt of a grant, you must notify SUSI of your decision to withdraw. Keep a copy of all correspondence including supporting documentation for your records. GMIT will also be informing grant awarding bodies, as relevant, if you have withdrawn. For more information, contact the Grants Office: Email: studentgrants@gmit.ie Tel: 091 742139

Once you have submitted the Programme Withdrawal Form,

  • The de-registration procedure will begin immediately.  Your registration record will be updated once we receive confirmation of your withdrawal.  You will be notified by email when your registration record has been updated. by the Registration Office.
  • Once the process has been initiated, it will not be possible for the student to re-register until the next academic year following application through the normal route.eg CAO
  • Where a student has withdrawn from a programme, their academic record for that year is void.  This means that credits cannot be attained for any modules undertaken in the year of study from which they have withdrawn, even if completed prior to official withdrawal.
  • Your decision to leave your course will not mitigate against any future application you may make to GMIT.

Forms received after the 1st May annually will not be processed for programmes that run from September to May.