CAO Offers 2022
Congratulations on your
ATU Sligo Offer
You should be so proud of your achievements to date that has resulted in you receiving a university 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!
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!
Step 1: Accept Your Offer
Accept your Offer
To accept your offer from ATU 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 – Accept your offer by 14th September 2022
Round 2 Offers – Accept your offer by 21st September 2022
Round 3 Offers – Accept your offer by 29th September 2022
If you have any questions about your offer from ATU Sligo, chat to our team at the details below.
Learn more about Offers..
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 ATU 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 clubs & societies so students have a meaningful college experience.
It is very important that you take part in your Induction Programme. At the on-campus induction session, you will be provided with more details about your on campus activity and other programme information. Students may be required to complete a short module on COVID 19 which will detail what actions we are taking to control the spread of COVID and the responsibilities you have as a student to prevent the spread of the virus.
We strongly recommend that you avail of the opportunity to receive a vaccine in order to protect yourself, your peers, staff of the ATU Sligo and the wider community of Sligo.
Atlantic Technological University was established in April 2022. IT Sligo (now known as ATU Sligo) together with strategic partners GMIT and LYIT formed a new multi-campus technological university in the west and northwest of Ireland. This means all students starting in September will be conferred with a University award from our new Technological University. The SG Codes used to apply for IT Sligo for through the CAO website are still relevant – we are using the same CAO codes for our new University for this academic intake.
The Available Places facility opens on 9th September 2022. 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 ATU Sligo Available Places will be listed on the Available Places webpage.
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.
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 6th September in ATU 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 ATU 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 ATU 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 ATU 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 email@example.com 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 will send Offer Packs in 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 Password you’ll need to register.
Subsequent round offer packs will be posted out as each round is issued on the CAO.
More information on Registration is available on the Registration page here and in our FAQs below.
The Admissions team in ATU Sligo will send an offer pack to offer holders from Round A, Round 0 and Round 1 in September 2022. Included in the pack are details on how to register with us and get started as a student at ATU Sligo. You will be only be able to register after you have accepted your offer from ATU Sligo. We have a Registration page with more information here.
24 hours after completing registration, you will gain access to our student learning platform, Moodle. Within this platform students will access much of your learning resources. Every student has an account personalised to their course of study and active use of your account is important in preparing you for success at ATU Sligo.
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. The Induction webpage also contains valuable information for getting you started, this will be launched in September 2022 and can be accessed from the Induction Page.
Moodle will be available to new students 24 hours after you complete your registration. Moodle is the student learning platform we use at ATU Sligo.
Within this platform students will access much of your learning resources. Every student has an account personalised to their course of study and active use of your account is important in preparing you for success at ATU Sligo. Learn more about how to register and gain access to Moodle here.
The timetable schedule can be accessed here and will be updated in September 2022 – the page can take a few moments to load your timetable. 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 ATU 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 ATU Sligo
Once you’ve accepted your offer and registered online it is time to start your journey as an ATU Sligo student. Welcome to the start of your college experience.
- Confirm your accommodation & travel arrangements
- Induction for First Year students will take place in September 2022. Your Induction is designed to help make your transition to college an easier one. More information on induction is available here .
- 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. Stay tuned to our social media channels where we’ll be sure to post the latest information on Induction 2022.
Induction for 1st year students will take place on 22nd and 23rd September 2022 and will take place across 3 platforms:
1. A dedicated webpage
An Induction webpage will be released in September 2022 packed with valuable resources to help you get started. This website will give the most up to date information regarding induction. 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 about the numerous facilities and supports’ students have available to them. You’ll be able to access the Induction page here.
24 hours after registration, students can access the student learning platform, Moodle. Within this platform students will access much of your learning resources. Every student has an account personalised to their course of study and active use of your account is important in preparing you for success at ATU Sligo.
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 ATU Sligo. Please bring the details supplied to you in your Offer letter to your Induction as it may be needed to complete certain tasks. An up-to-date schedule will be available on the Induction webpage in September 2022.
To help you get started we also have a free ATU Foundation course which is available for any student to access here.
Teaching for first year full time CAO programmes will start from 26th September 2022 but please check your individual timetable for the most up-to-date information. The Induction webpage will be updated with all the important dates you’ll need to know in August 2022.
Moodle will be available to new students 24 hours after registration. Moodle is the student learning platform we use at ATU Sligo.
Within this platform students will access much of your learning resources. Every student has an account personalised to their course of study and active use of your account is important in preparing you for success at ATU Sligo.
For the latest information please check the Induction webpage.
The timetable schedule can be accessed here, this will be updated in September 2022 and can take a few moments to load your classes. 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.