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Admissions Office


The Admissions Office receives student applications, and manages their progression from application through to offer of places, and enrolment on the College’s undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes of study. Applications are currently being accepted from first year registered students for Internal Transfer to programmes within MIC, or from UL to MIC. Please note if you are in UL and wish to transfer to MIC, that we are only accepting applications for our Arts Programme MI002 at our Limerick Campus. We are accepting applications for all programmes at our Thurles Campus. Please click on our 'Useful Information' tab to locate the form. The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday 23rd October 2020.

The office is also responsible for ensuring that entry standards for all programmes, as determined by Academic Council, are implemented.

The Admissions Office is located in Room G01, situated on the ground floor of the Foundation Building.  Please note that the office is currently closed due to the Covid -19 pandemic, and staff are working remotely from home.  All staff may be contacted via email or via MS Teams.

Admissions Office


Anne-Marie Hannon

Admissions Office
  • Phone: Contactable via MS Teams
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  • Location: G01

Lilian Monahan

Clerical Officer
Admissions Office
  • Phone: Contactable on MS Teams
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  • Location: G01

Useful Information

There are two application routes to Mary Immaculate College programmes for EU students (or students with EU residency). The two routes are outlined below.  Please note that non-EU students are required to apply directly to the International Office  email more information here.

Applying to MIC through the Central Applications Office (CAO)

School Leavers

The normal deadline for applying through CAO is 1 February, the late deadline is 1 May and the deadline for change of mind is 1 July.

For more information on key dates and the CAO process see:

GCE/GCSE/A-Level Requirements

Bachelor of Education programmes (including MI004, MI005/MI006 & MI008)

Bachelor of Arts programmes (including MI001, MI002, MI007, MI009 & MI010)

Please Note: For further information about minimum grades and entry requirements for specific programmes, please contact the Admissions Office directly on

Special Entry Route for QQI/FET/FETAC Applicants

A limited number of places per year will be awarded to applicants through the Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS), which gives learners the opportunity to use their QQI Level 5 or 6 major award to apply, through the CAO, for a place on the first year of a higher education programme. Entry requirements vary for each degree programme.

Please see this Quick Guide for more information on the entry requirements for each of MIC’s programmes, or read the guide on an e-reader here.

All applications for admission under the QQI entry pathway must be made through CAO.

Note: You may, if you wish, also apply through the CAO on foot of your Leaving Certificate results or as a mature student applicant. You are allowed to submit your application under all three pathways if you so wish, and you can do this by selecting all three options.

Mature Students

Mary Immaculate College is committed to improving access to higher education for adults and we welcome applications to all our undergraduate programmes from mature applicants. If you are at least 23 years old on 1 January of the year of entry to college, you are considered a mature applicant. More information on Mature Students can be found here and please note that the process for mature applicants is also outlined on the 'Entry Requirements' tab of individual undergraduate programmes.

EU/EFTA Countries

Students from EU/EFTA Countries should apply for entry to MIC programmes through the CAO.  There is a document here produced by the Irish Universities Association and the Institute of Technology Sector which details agreed requirements for entry to CAO programmesNon EU students must apply directly through the International Office at MIC.

Applying to MIC – Direct

Readmission Students

The Readmission process is for students who registered on an MIC or UL programme of study, but who have exited prior to taking exams. The students must be interested in coming back in to MIC to the first year of an undergraduate programme.

To apply please complete the Readmission Form and submit to the Admissions Office, Mary Immaculate College by 1 July. Candidates for readmission must have the necessary points/subjects required for the programme they are applying to.  


Internal Transfer between UL and MIC and also within MIC - Post CAO Season

MIC are currently accepting applications for Internal Transfer for First Year registered students.  Transfers from one programme to another within MIC, and also between UL and MIC will be considered.  Transfers cannot be guaranteed, and will depend on availability of places on programmes.  Prospective applicants must have the points and minimum entry requirements for the programme of study for which they wish to transfer to.  Please note if you are a UL student and wish to transfer to MIC we are only accepting applications for entry to MI002 our Arts Programme at our Limerick Campus.  We are accepting applications for all programmes at our Thurles Campus. The word version form is available here  and the PDF version is here and the closing date is Friday 23rd October 2020.  Please email the completed form to

Transfer Students

Students who wish to internally transfer to the first year of another programme at MIC, having completed exams, should contact Student Academic Administration and complete an Internal Transfer Form. Candidates must have the necessary points/subjects required for the programme they are applying to. Students who wish to transfer into the first year or subsequent years of a programme at MIC from another college should contact Student Academic Administration.

Taught Postgraduate Programmes

Applications for entry to all taught postgraduate programmes must be made to the Admissions Office; see programme list here.

MIC Programmes – Online Interview Guidance

Read guidance document here.


Language Exemptions 

Deferral of Place (CAO Entry)

Deferral of Place (Direct Entry)

Students who wish to defer their place as a result of direct entry to MIC should write to the Admissions Office requesting the deferral and giving the reason(s) for wanting it. The Admissions Office will then consult with the relevant Programme Director to see if they wish to grant the deferral.



Online Enrolment for CAO Undergraduates

All new students to MIC must complete Online Enrolment.

If you are a first year CAO undergraduate you can access the Online Enrolment Portal at You can log in with your MIC student email address and password that were provided to you in your enrolment email. CAO students will begin receiving their enrolment email from Friday September 18th. Once you log in you will need to change your password.

To complete online enrolment you will need to complete the My Enrolment tasks, pay your fees and complete your module registration. Note that depending on your course, online module registration may not be available until the end of week one.

If you have difficulty with Online Enrolment please email

Please refer to the screencast below to assist you in completing your online enrolment.

Online enrolment portal screenshot
Online Undergraduate Enrolment Screencast

Postgraduate Students

Postgraduate Students must complete Online Enrolment on the Student Administration Portal

Further information for Postgraduate Students on how to complete the Online Enrolment process is provided in this Step by Step Guide.

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