CAO Offers 2021
Congratulations on your
IT Sligo Course Offer
You should be so proud of your achievements to date that has resulted in you receiving a college offer. Going to college is the start of a journey where you will meet new people and have many memorable experiences – academic, social and personal.
Making the transition to third level education is a big step and we’re here to help you on your journey. Below we have lots of information to help make the transition to college and we look forward to welcoming you in September!
Check out our 10 Great Reasons to Choose IT Sligo and if you have any questions for our team just send us a message or email, all the info is below – we’d be delighted to hear from you!
All your next steps are outlined below – looking forward to meeting you soon!
Student Offers Brochure
Step 1: Accept Your Offer
To accept your offer from IT Sligo, log on to the CAO website at cao.ie. You must do this before the reply date published by the CAO. Some of these important reply dates are below. Round 1 offers issued on 7th September 2021.
Round 1 Offers – Accept your offer by 13th September 2021 by 3pm
Round 2 Offers – Accept your offer by 22nd September 2021 by 3pm
Round 3 Offers – Accept your offer by 30th September 2021 by 3pm
If you have any questions about your offer from IT Sligo, chat to our team at the details below.
If you picked both level 8 and level 6/7 choices on your CAO application form, then you may receive 2 offers. You can only accept one of these offers.
It might seem obvious you would automatically accept the level-8 course, but if you are offered a level 8 course lower down your preference list it may not be your best option.
We recommend you choose the course you have a genuine interest in studying. Most level 6 and level 7 courses can lead you to the exact same level 8 honours degree, at the same length of time & cost, but provide greater flexibility to change paths along the way.
You can accept your offer online at www.cao.ie after which you will receive an acknowledgement e-mail from the CAO.
If a place on a higher preference course becomes available in a later round, and if you are entitled to this place, you may receive an offer which you can choose to accept or ignore. Accepting an offer now will not prevent you from receiving an offer of a higher preference course in subsequent offer rounds. Accepting the new offer will automatically cancel the previous acceptance.
In a later round you may be deemed eligible for an offer of a course higher up on your preference list. You can choose to accept or ignore this higher preference offer even if you have already accepted a lower preference offer in an earlier round.
If you don’t receive an offer in the first round, you may still receive an offer in later offer rounds. Contact our team to discuss your options through Facebook, WhatsApp or by email. You can also check out the courses where there are Available Places remaining. Applications are made through the CAO on via www.cao.ie. Other options include further education, taking a year out and reapplying to CAO, repeating the Leaving Certificate, apprenticeships, or studying abroad.
Here in IT Sligo, we are looking forward to welcoming both our continuing students and our new students to a vibrant campus in September with onsite learning and research and all the other activities that makes college life enjoyable.
It is our intention that all students on all programmes will have weekly on-campus learning from the start of the academic year, as well as access to a range of clubs & societies so students have a meaningful college experience.
There will be a portion of remote learning on some programmes initially but our aim is for full campus attendance as soon as it is safe to do so. The following link will provide you with information regarding your on campus requirement http://timetables.itsligo.ie:81/studentset.htm.
It is very important that you part-take in our Induction Programme 2021. At the on campus induction session, you will be provided with more details about your on campus activity and other programme information. All students will be required to complete a short module of learning on COVID 19 which will detail what actions we are taking as an Institute to control the spread of COVID and the responsibilities you have as a student to prevent the spread of the virus.
The success of the return to campus will depend on all of us taking personal responsibility for our behaviour both on and off campus. We strongly recommend that you avail of the opportunity to receive a vaccine in order to protect yourself, your peers, staff of the Institute and the wider community of Sligo.
The information below details our current intentions for semester 1 but please be aware that these may need to change if the Public Health Guidance changes. Please note that lectures/ labs will chiefly be scheduled Monday to Thursday until 6 and Monday to Friday until 5. A small number of programmes have scheduled classes after 6pm. Timetables will be reviewed by the respective Departments prior to being finalised and issued. We will review the quantum of on-campus learning after the first 6 weeks with the intention of adjusting the quantum upwards if the Public Health guidelines at that time permit it. We may need to schedule lectures after 6 pm to facilitate increased on campus attendance in a safe manner.
Students on programmes in the Faculty of Business and Social Science should expect to be on campus 4-5 days per week as their programmes will be chiefly on campus. Please note we will phase in the commencement of on campus attendance and it maybe 3 weeks before all programmes of the Faculty are all on campus.
Students of YAADA will have their programmes essentially all delivered on campus. This includes programmes such as Architecture, Writing & Literature; Art & Design etc.
Students on Computing & Electronics programmes will have 3-5 days on campus labs/teaching.
Mechanical & Manufacturing engineering will have a combination of remote lectures and on campus practical 3-4 days per week. Students studying Mechatronic engineering will have a mixture of both remote and on campus activity with on campus activity 3 days per week.
Civil and Construction engineering programmes will have workshops/ labs on campus and will be on campus an average of 2-3 days per week. Students on the Quantity Surveying programmes should plan for 2 days on campus per week.
Faculty of Science: Students will have on campus /Labs/tutorials/ Practical’s workshops 2-3 days per week and lectures remote. Some labs will operate at 50% student capacity initially. The timetable will provide you with exact specifics.
We expect to start operating as a new Technological University (TU) in early 2022 together with our partners GMIT and LYIT following an international evaluation process. That means all new students who start with IT Sligo, GMIT and LYIT this September are expected to be conferred with a University award from our new Technological University.
If a brand-new course is made available or if space remains on a course, then it may be made available for application through Available Places. The IT Sligo Available Places are listed here: itsligo.ie/
If you do not receive an offer or are unhappy with the offer you receive, you may apply for a new course through the Available Places facility on the CAO website. This facility opened on 8th September 2021 at 12pm.
The Available Places facility lists all the courses which 3rd level institutions have not yet filled. Applicants who meet the minimum eligibility criteria may apply for such courses. An application for an Available Places course does not guarantee an offer.
Two alternative independent mathematics examinations (one set at honours level and one at ordinary level) will take place on 13th September 2021 at 11am at IT Sligo for applicants who did not get the required results in the Leaving Certificate to satisfy entry requirements on our programmes.
The purpose of these examinations is to provide applicants with a “second chance” opportunity to achieve the minimum mathematics entry requirements for their chosen IT Sligo programmes.
If you get the required result in this exam, you may be offered a place on the course in which you applied in a subsequent offer round if you now meet the entry requirements and space remains on the programme. Find out more about the Alternative Maths Exam.
Don’t worry! At IT Sligo, we have a team of supports available to you in terms of learning support such as our Academic Writing Centre, Maths Support Centre, learning support tutors, disability support, assistive technology support and a range of free student health support services. Your lecturers and support staff are eager to see you succeed.
If you think you might need disability or learning support from our access office, it is important to register with the team as soon as you get started. Visit the Student Hub to get a copy of the student guide and all the information you need to get settled in as a student at IT Sligo.
Sometimes applicants are unable to accept their offer due to circumstances beyond their control. In such a case, the applicant may request a “Deferral” (i.e. a postponement) of study until the following year. Applicants requesting to defer their place should NOT accept their place with CAO. Instead contact firstname.lastname@example.org immediately and ask for further details on how to apply for a CAO Deferral. The number of Deferrals granted is limited. A request for a deferral does not guarantee approval.
Step 2: Registration
The first step in the registration process is to accept your offer on cao.ie before the closing date.
Our admissions team sent Offer Packs on the 7th September by post to CAO offer holders from Round A, Round 0 and Round 1. This offer pack includes information on how to complete the registration process. The pack will also contain the User ID and Pin you’ll need to register. Please note that you can register between 15th September & 26th September 2021 – you won’t be able to register before 15th September.
Subsequent round offer packs will be posted out as each round is issued on the CAO.
More information on Registration is outlined in our FAQs below!
The Admissions team in IT Sligo sent an offer pack to offer holders from Round A, Round 0 and Round 1 on the 7th September. Included in the pack are details on how to register with us and get started as a student at IT Sligo. To register you will need your username and password from your letter of offer that will be posted to your home address. The username will be your student number and the password normally your date of birth. You will not be able to register until the 15th September using the details in your offer pack. Registration is open between the 15th September and 26th September and is done by visiting https://ssb.ancheim.ie/its/ using the User ID & Pin in your offer letter.
24 hours after completing registration, you will gain access to our student learning platform, Moodle. Within this platform you’ll find your academic calendar, student timetable, information on how to get your student ID card and all the information students need to know to access the numerous facilities and supports’ students have available to them.
Induction is the first step in settling into college life. It’s important to attend Induction where you’ll be shown how to access facilities, learn about the supports available, meet your lecturers, meet your classmates and lots more. Induction for 1st year students will take place on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd September 2021. Visit the Induction webpage for more information.
Moodle will be available to new students 24 hours after you complete your registration. Moodle is the student learning platform we use at IT Sligo. Within this platform you will find your academic calendar, student timetable, information on how to get your student ID card and all the information students need to know to access the numerous facilities and supports’ students have available to them. Visit the Induction webpage for more information
The timetable schedule can be accessed here. It is important to attend induction so that you get to find out more about your timetable and how to read it. Please note this timetable is subject to change so best to check it regularly, especially at the start of term.
SUSI normally close applications for the student grant at the end of October / first week in November each year. You do not have to have an offer of a college place to apply for a SUSI grant so it’s best to check it out as soon as you can at www.susi.ie. There is an eligibility reckoner to give you an indication if you might be successful with an application before you get begin work on the detail.
The Access Office at IT Sligo will offer financial supports to students in the new academic year such as The Student Assistance Fund. The Student Assistance Fund aims to ensure that disadvantaged students receive financial supports to enable them to fully benefit from their studies and to assist them in overcoming financial obstacles which may otherwise cause them to abandon their studies.
A 1916 Bursary is also available for application to encourage participation and success by students from sections of society that are significantly under-represented in higher education. A sports scholarship programme is available to talented athletes in their chosen sport. Check out more information about our scholarships here
More information on the access office and the supports they provide can be found on the Access Office Page.
Step 3: Welcome to IT Sligo
Once you’ve accepted your offer and registered online it is time to start your journey as an IT Sligo student. Welcome to the start of your college experience.
- Confirm your accommodation & travel arrangements
- Induction for First Year students will take place on 22nd & 23rd September 2021. Your Induction is designed to help make your transition to college an easier one. More information on induction is available here and on our Induction site.
- Register with the Access Office if you have a specific learning difficulty or if you have a disability.
- Get Involved – Joining a club or society is a great way to meet people with similar interests, try out something new or pursue your passion.
You’ll also find lots more information on our student life & supports below!
Induction is the first step in settling into college life. Registered students are encouraged to attend Induction where they will be shown how to access facilities, learn about the supports available, meet their lecturers, meet their classmates and lots more.
Induction for 1st year students will take place on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd September 2021 and will take place across 3 platforms:
Visit itsligo.ie/induction – this website will give the most up to date information regarding induction. The IT Sligo admissions team will be on hand to answer any queries you might have about registration and getting started.
24 hours after registration, students can access the student learning platform, Moodle. Within this platform students will find their academic calendar, student timetable, information on how to get their student ID card and all the information students need to know to access the numerous facilities and supports’ students have available to them.
Visit itsligo.ie/induction to find the most up to date on-campus induction schedule in line with the public health advice at the time. This on-campus element to induction will give new students the opportunity to meet their classmates, lecturers and discover the impressive campus and facilities at IT Sligo.
Please bring the pin supplied to you in your Offer letter to your Induction as it may be needed to complete certain tasks.
Teaching will start on Monday 27th September.
Teaching will start on Monday 27th September 2021. Visit the induction webpage to find out all about getting started and how to access your timetable and academic calendar.
Moodle will be available to new students 24 hours after registration. Moodle is the student learning platform we use at IT Sligo. Within this platform students will find their academic calendar, student timetable, information on how to get their student ID card and all the information students need to know to access the numerous facilities and supports’ students have available to them. Visit the Induction webpage for more information