CAO Offers

Congratulations on your
IT Sligo Course Offer

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!

 

Next Steps

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 A Offers – 13th July 2021 by 3pm 

Round 0 Offers – 10th August 2021 by 3pm 

Round 1 Offers – 13th September 2021 by 3pm 

Round 2 Offers – 22nd September 2021 by 3pm 

If you have any questions about your offer from IT Sligo, chat to our team at the details below.

Offers FAQs

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 same length of time & cost, but provide greater flexibility to change path along the way.  

You can accept your offer online at www.cao.ie after which you will receive an acknowledgment 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.    

We will adhere to the prevailing public health guidelines at all times.  You can expect significant meaningful on-site learning from the beginning of your time in IT Sligo.  The quantum of onsite learning will vary across programmes at the start of the academic year and will be influenced by the type of activity.   

The onsite learning that will occur will be-  

  • Laboratory teaching and learning 
  • Tutorials 
  • Workshops 
  • Classroom based teaching and learning, starting with smaller lecture sizes 

We have a range of student supports in place which will assist you reach your potential here in IT Sligo. When you get to the point where you are ready to graduate, you will be conferred with a University award as we anticipate becoming a Technological University this Spring.   

We expect to start operating as 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.  

 

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 will open 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.  

 

The link to the available places at IT Sligo will be published on itsligo.ie/availableplaces 

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 never mind of range of free student health support services. Your lecturers and support staff are eager to see you  

If you think you might need disability or learning support from our access office, it is importance 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 admissions@nullitsligo.ie 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

You’ll receive an Offer Pack in the post from our Admissions team. This pack will include information on everything you need to know about being a student at IT Sligo including how to complete the registration process.  Offer packs will be posted to you in early September 2021.

Learn more about Registration in our FAQs below!

Registration FAQs

After Round 1 offers are issued on the 7th September, the admissions team in IT Sligo will write to all offer holders with their offer pack. Included in that will be the 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 is normally your date of birth. 


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. 

 

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 2021Visit the Induction webpage for more information.

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 

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 on offer of a college place to apply so 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 stuck into 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. 

What’s Next?

  1. Confirm your accommodation & travel arrangements
  2. 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 will be available soon and will be linked here.
  3. Register with the Access Office if you have a specific learning difficulty or if you have a disability.
  4. Get Involved – Joining a club or society is a great way to meet people with similar interests, try our something new or pursue your passion. 

You’ll also find lots more information on our student life & supports below!

Welcome FAQs

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: 

 

Website 

Visit itsligo.ie/induction to get started. 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 students may have about registration and getting started. 

 

Moodle 

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. 

 

On-Campus 

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.  

 

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 

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. 

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