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CAO - Important Timelines

  • The normal closing date for receipt of CAO applications for September 2019 was Friday 1st February. 
  • Online change of course choices facility opens on 5th February at noon.
  • Closing date for amending course choices is 1st March at 17.15
  • Closing date for completion of online HEAR/DARE forms is 1st March at 17.15
  • Late application facility opens on 5th March at noon
  • HEAR/DARE supporting documentation to arrive in CAO before 1st April at 17.15
  • Closing date for late applications is 1st May at 17.15
  • Online Change of Mind (free) facility becomes available on 6th May at 12.00 noon (expected date)

It’s CAO application time - Applying for a Place at TU Dublin-Tallaght Campus

Application for entry to our First year of any Full-time Higher Certificate, Bachelor Degree and Honours Bachelor Degree programmes must be made through the Central Applications Office (CAO) : www.cao.ie

It is a stressful time of year for Leaving Certificate students with mock exams looming, and lots more coursework to complete, but we recommend that students get their application in early to avoid the stress. Not to mention saving yourself a few quid! Some students may have already decided what they’re going to study, but don’t worry you still have plenty of time to make your up your mind. Applying by 1 February by 17:15pm will ensure you’re registered on the CAO system and over the next six months, you can consider all the various options available more closely.

TU Dublin and your CAO Course choices 

As you may know, Institute of Technology Tallaght, Dublin Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Blanchardstown joined together on 1 January to become Ireland’s first Technological University – TU Dublin. TU Dublin is an exciting new milestone in Irish Higher Education with campuses in Tallaght, City Centre and Blanchardstown. But how will this affect your CAO application? Well, you won’t see much of a difference when you apply. If, for example, your first choice is Bachelor of Arts in Creative Digital Media in our Blanchardstown Campus, the CAO code will still be BN021, but remember when you start in September you will be registered as a TU Dublin student. Similarly, if your first choice is Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Social Care Practice in our Tallaght Campus, the CAO code will still be TA025.

 

HEAR and DARE Schemes

TU Dublin Tallaght Campus is part of the Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) scheme which offers places on reducted points places to school leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
School Leavers who provide satisfactory evidence relating to their socio-economic circumstances and meet the Irish Leaving Certificate minimum and subject requirements are eligible to compete for a quota of places allocated to applicants on a reduced points basis.

Who should apply to HEAR ?

HEAR is for school leavers (under 23 years old as of 1st January in the year of application).
Mature and QQI/FET applicants have different admission routes.

How to apply to HEAR ?

Step 1: Apply online to the CAO by 17.15 on 1st February

Step 2: No later than 1st March, you must indicate in your CAO application that you that you wish to apply for the HEAR scheme and you fully and correctly complete all elements of the HEAR form (the HEAR form is part of your CAO application)

Step 3: Submit relevent evidence insupport of your application to arrive at CAO no later than 17.15 on 1st April

For further information please go to http://accesscollege.ie/hear/

or contact our Access Office at HEAR@it-tallaght.ie

 

 

 

TU Dublin Tallaght Campus is part of the Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) scheme.  DARE offers reduced points places to school leavers whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education.
 

Who can apply to DARE ?

DARE applicants must be under the age of 23 as of 1st January, who have the ability to benefit from and succeed in higher education, but who may not be able to meet the points for their preferred course due to the impact of a disability in their second level education.
Applicants to DARE can present with an Irish Leaving Certificate, A-Levels and other EU qualifications.

How do I apply to DARE

Step 1: Apply online to the CAO by 17.15 on 1st February

Step 2: No later than 1st March, you must indicate in your CAO application that you that you wish to apply for the DARE scheme and you fully and correctly complete all elements of the DARE form (the DARE form is part of your CAO application)

Step 3: Submit relevent evidence insupport of your application to arrive at CAO no later than 17.15 on 1st April

For further information please go to http://accesscollege.ie/dare/

 

 

TU Dublin-Tallaght Campus Minimum Entry Requirements / Updates

Select here for Minimum Entry Requirements 2019

 

Key dates for CAO applications are outlined in the CAO Handbook: www2.cao.ie/handbook/handbook/index.php.

Please select from the links on the right hand side to find out more about our Admissions procedures.

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Please contact the following staff should you have any further queries regarding this process:

Admission Enquiries

Brendan Harte - T: 00353 1 404 2526; E: admissions@it-tallaght.ie

Tracy Corrigan - T: 00353 1 404 2526; E: admissions@it-tallaght.ie

Izabela Bilinska - T: 00353 1 4042526; E: admissions@it-tallaght.ie

 

 

 

 

 


 

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