CAO Countdown Begins For Class Of 2016

As some 52,000 students fill in their CAO application form this month ahead of the February 1st deadline, IT Sligo is holding a special event on January 12th to help students and their parents weigh up the options and make informed course choices.

The Institute is holding a CAO Information Evening on campus on Tuesday, January 12th, from 6 to 8pm.

“The event will give visitors the opportunities to meet and talk with existing students and staff at the Institute and get meaningful information on IT Sligo’s student support services, SUSI grants and fees,” explains Hollie Hastings, who is Student Liaison Officer at IT Sligo.

The evening will also devote time to the actual CAO application process.

“Filling in the online form can be a stressful process for many students,” says Stephanie Gregg, the Institute’s Student Recruitment/Retention Officer. “Our guide to completing the online CAO form will take you through the key information and dates, and will help make the process easy and straightforward.”

The Information Evening will also include a series of talks on SUSI grants, mature students and alternative entry routes such as the Breaking the Mould Access Programme which is designed to make higher education accessible to students who are under-represented at third level due to a variety of social and economic reasons, including long-term unemployment, low family income or little or no tradition of progression onto higher education.

The list of talks on the evening is as follows:

  • 6.00pm – CAO Application Process/SUSI
  • 6.30pm – CAO Application Process/SUSI (repeat)
  • 7.00pm – Mature Applicant Process
  • 7.00pm – Breaking the Mould.

The CAO Information Evening at IT Sligo takes place on Tuesday, January 12th, 2015, from 6 to 8pm in the Institute’s main building.

For further information, please contact the Institute’s Student Liaison Officer, Hollie Hastings, on +353(0)71 9305855 or email

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