FAQ registration 2018

Frequently Asked Questions - Registration 




I have not received any e-mails from CAO, what should I do?

You should check the email address on your CAO account is correct.  Also check the "Junk" or "Spam" folder in your e-mail account and mark CAO e-mails as "not junk" or "not spam". 

Courses of preference

Students will only be offered a place on a course in order of preference.   If a student is offered preference no 3 on their list in round 1, they could be offered preference no 1 in round 2, if places are available and the applicant meets the minimum entry requirements the applicant must accept their offer if they wish to go to college.  They will not be offered any other places higher on their preference list, if they do not accept the first offer.


What do I do if I want to defer my offer of a place in college?

Do NOT accept the offer.

Write or email IMMEDIATELY to The Registrar, Dr Ken Carroll, Institute of Technology, Tallaght, Dublin 24, giving your name as it appears on your CAO application, quote your 2018 CAO Application Number and the Course Code of the offer you wish to defer, and set out the reason for the deferral request. It should be marked "DEFERRED ENTRY REQUEST" clearly on the envelope or in the Subject Line of your email.

The letter or email must be submitted at least two days before the "Reply Date" shown on the Offer Notice.

If the deferral is not granted by IT Tallaght, the student may then accept the offer of the college place for the current year.


Communications about deferrals should not be sent directly to CAO.

Applicants who request a deferral in order to take up a different third level place in the CAO system will not be granted deferred entry by IT Tallaght.


If the deferral request is granted ...

To take up your place again on the programme you must re-apply to the CAO again next year. When doing so you must:

Place the deferred course as your first and only preference on the CAO application form.



I didn’t get an offer from CAO, what can I do?

If you have not been offered a place on any course, you should check the Vacant Places on the CAO website


Vacant places are places that remain unfilled in particular courses after all offers have been made and waiting lists have been exhausted.  For ‘Available Places’ courses, applicants should ignore previously published points in earlier offer rounds, but must meet the minimum entry requirements.


Available Places courses are advertised on the CAO website for part of July and after Round One offers are issued in August – go to  and click on the Available Places tab. This facility is open to new and existing CAO applicants.



Registration for 1st year students and Transfer / Direct Entry Students


I have just accepted a place on a 1st year full-tine course. What happens next?

A registration pack will be posted to applicants which will detail the registration and fee payment process. Applicants are asked to check the personal details on the form and update them if ncessary and come into the Institute for orientation and to complete formal registration and avail of a stuident card. 


When is Registration scheduled for 1st Year full-time students?

Registration and orientation for first year full-time programmes (Round A, 0 and 1) will take place from  4th September – 10th September 2018.   Students who accept an offer in later CAO rounds, will be contacted by email detailing when and where to register. 


What happens on the day of registration?

In the morning, you will be required to attend a Registration and Orientation.  You must complete all documentation contained in your registration pack and bring it with you. You must ensure you have made payment of the €650 registration fee or have your SUSI application number with you.  Once this documentation has been submitted you will be formally registered, have your photo taken and be issued with a student ID card.  You will also be introduced to members of the Student Union and Student Services, Head of Department and Registrar.  You will be given a tour of the college. 

 When do full-time classes start?

Classes for all first year full-time students start on Wednesday 12th September 2018, unless otherwise advised by the Department.


I have a medical card form/social welfare form that needs to be stamped. Where do I go?

You will need to register on your course first, then your school office will stamp your form for you.


If I am not a first year student, but I am new to the College, how do I register?

Students who are transferring from another college, will be invited to attend the Registration and Orientation session on the scheduled day.  Students will also be contacted by email nearer to the scheduled date and a registration pack will also be sent. 


How do full-time students on a continuing programme register?

Students who have successfully completed the year by passing all modules and achieving a GPA of  2.0 or more, on an Ab initio programme, will receive an email containing a link to an online registration form.


Students who have accepted a place on an add-on programme, will receive an email advising them of the next steps.


 Where can I collect my Student ID card?

Student Cards will be printed and handed out to students on the scheduled Registration and Orientation sessions in September.  Continuing Students  - The card issued to you in Acacdemic year 2017/18 will be valid for Academic Year 2018/19 unless you have progressed to a new programme


I want to withdraw from the course, what do I do?

If you wish to withdraw you will need to complete a Withdrawal Form which is available from our website. 

Students who withdraw before 31st October are entitled to a refund of the Student Contribution. There is an administration charge of €130. Students who withdraw after 31st October and return to full time third level education in the future you may be liable for additional fees.


When are repeat examination results available?

Repeat exam results will be released online on 14th September 2018


Repeat students will not have access to services until their results are known and they have completed their registration for 2018-19.


What is the deadline by which I need to complete by registration for the academic session 2018-19?

Students need to confirm to us that they intend to return to the next year of their course and make the minimum payment of €650 or submission of a SUSI application number by Wednesday 16th August 2018. Confirmation on how to provide this number will be included in an email to you in the coming weeks.


Where should I go for classes?

Timetables will be available online from beginning of September 2018. Timetables can be subject to change during the first weeks of term.


Does every student have to pay the minimum amount of €650?

Yes, the payment applies to both full-time and part-time students.

The only exception is full time students who have applied for the SUSI grant, they will not have to make this payment while they are awaiting a decision on their SUSI grant application. 

SUSI grant applicants must provide us with their SUSI application number as part of their registration.


What happens if I don’t pay the €650 registration fee?

You will not be registered or have access to systems and services to engage fully with your course. For example, you will not have access to Moodle to see your lecture notes or submit assignments, complete online assessments.


My employer is paying my fees but will not be in a position to pay before 12th September 2018, will I have access to services?

Students who are sponsored by third parties must provide a completed declaration form stamped by their sponsor and they are not required to pay €650 prior to commencement of classes but must adhere to the 31st October and 31st January payment deadlines


What happens if I miss a payment by the October or January payment dates?

Your account will be placed on hold and you will not have access to the services you will need and examination results.


Is there a financial penalty if I am late meeting any of the payment deadlines?

Yes, there is a financial penalty of €130.

Can I pay the total amount of fees owing at the beginning of the year?

Yes, online payments can be made at and you will have access to services all year and your examination results.


Can I make payments in Instalments?

Yes, once the €650 registration fee has been paid, you can make payment by instalment daily, weekly, monthly at


How do I know if my payment attempt was successful?

You will receive a confirmation email to the email address you have provided online. Emails and phone numbers can be updated on Moodle


Please check the Fees page of our website for full information



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