GMIT Prospectus 2021/22

HOW TO APPLY TO GMIT

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Mathematics Entry Examination This Mathematics Entry Examination is for students who have not achieved the required grade in maths for admission to a selection of GMIT programmes. This provides students, who have otherwise achieved the entry requirements to GMIT, with a ‘second chance’ opportunity to achieve the grade required in maths. The entrance examination is based on the ordinary level leaving certificate syllabus, and the examination is of a comparable standard to the leaving certificate ordinary level paper. Candidates who achieve a pass mark (40% or more) in this examination are deemed to have met the minimum mathematics entry requirements for GMIT programmes other than those specified in Table 1. No additional CAO points are awarded. Candidates who pass the exam and meet all other entry requirements and have enough points for their chosen course in GMIT will receive an offer of a place in Round 2 of CAO. For further details on the Mathematics Entry Examination please see: www.gmit.ie/apply/maths-entry-exam MATURE APPLICANTS Mature Applicant Guidelines GMIT welcomes applications from mature applicants: EU nationals aged 23 on or before 1st January, 2021. A quota of places is reserved for mature applicants on each programme. Mature Applicants • Do not have to meet the Leaving Certificate entry requirements/points. • Are considered on an individual basis and must provide a Statement of Interest to be assessed upon, relevant work experience and demonstrate the ability and competence to undertake the programme. • May be invited for interview for specific programmes. Late Applications from Mature Students • Late applications will be considered but interviews/assessments may take place later than for on-time applicants. • Mature applicants may also apply for any programme advertised with available/vacant places. • Applicants are advised to contact the Admissions Office in advance of applying to CAO. Mature Nursing Applicants • Applicants must also apply for and undergo the NCC written assessment test, administered by Public Appointments Service (PAS). Successful applicants will then be ranked in order of merit for each course applied for. • Late applications will be considered once the NCC written assessment has been completed. (Details are available from the Nursing Careers Centre (NCC), Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI), 18/20 Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Tel: +353 1 6398528 . www.nmbi.ie )

CAO APPLICATIONS Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology offers a wide range of certified programmes at higher certificate, ordinary bachelor degree and honours bachelor degree levels. Programme structures allow students great flexibility in deciding upon a career path. Students may elect to complete their studies after two years and graduate with a higher certificate or, having achieved adequate grades, they may progress to ordinary degree and/or honours degree level. Application Applications for year one of all full-time Higher Certificate (Level 6), Ordinary Bachelor degree (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor degree (Level 8) programmes are made to: Central Applications Office (CAO) Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway Tel: 091-509800 Fax: 091-562344 Web: www.cao.ie

The CAO Handbook gives details of application dates and procedures. Key dates for application to the CAO for 2021/2022

Key CAO Dates

All students taking the Leaving Certificate (Irish, European Union and Non-European Union) Or QQI Further Education and Training (QQI FET) awards Closing date for CAO early-bird online applications. A fee of €30 applies before this date and increases then to €45 , until February 1st.

January 20th, 2021 (5.15pm) February 1st (5.15pm)

Non-EU, Non-Resident applicants, or applicants from institutions with a bilateral agreement with GMIT, are required to apply directly to the GMIT International Office. Closing date for normal applications (including mature students) to the CAO for entry to all first-year undergraduate courses February 5th Online facility to amend course choices becomes available for a late fee of €10 until March 1st. May 1st (5.15pm) Closing date for late CAO applications (including mature students). The fee for an online application up to this date is €60 . May 5th The CAO change-of-mind facility opens. July 1st (5.15pm) Final date for any amendments to course choices and order of preference on all CAO applications July 22nd Applicants already in third level

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