Access for Mature Students
Mary Immaculate College, and the Learner Support Unit, is committed to improving access to higher education for adults. To qualify as a mature student, a person must be at least 23 years of age on 1st January of the year of registration.
Mature students wishing to apply for for a degree programme in MIC have three options. They can:
- Apply through the CAO only,
- Apply directly to the College only, or
- Apply through the CAO and directly to the College.
Mature students wishing to apply directly to the College should note that the closing date for receipt of completed applications in the College is 1 April 2013. Application forms are available on request from the Admissions Office, Mary Immaculate College.
All mature applicants who make a direct application to the College must attend for interview. Mature students who do not meet the normal minimum entry requirements may be considered for admission if, having attended for interview, they satisfy the College Authorities as to their ability to benefit from and sustain participation in the programme.
In addition to the interview, such applicants may be required to take a short written test before admission.
Click here for more information about mature student acess to the Liberal Arts (BA) Honours Degree or the BA in Early Childhood Care
Click here for more information about mature student acess to the BEd Honours Degree.
The Learner Support Unit offers a Foundation Certificate for mature learners who wish to continue their education.