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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.

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 opening hours are Monday to Friday 9.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4.30pm. The telephone numbers are 061 205137 / 205160 / 204348 / 204929

If you have any general admissions queries, please email If you have queries regarding entry to taught postgraduate programmes please email

Admissions Office
061 205137 / 205160 / 204348 / 204929


Anne-Marie Hannon

Admissions Office
  • Phone: Contactable via MS Teams or telephone 061 204929
  • Email:
  • Location: G01

Lilian Monahan

Executive Officer
Admissions Office
  • Phone: Contactable on MS Teams or phone 061 204348
  • Email:
  • Location: G01

Sonia Coughlan

Clerical Officer
Admissions Office
  • Phone: 061 205 160
  • Email:
  • Location: G01

Mary Flynn

Clerical Officer
Admissions Office
  • Phone: +353 61 205137
  • Email:
  • 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: Non-EU students are required to apply directly to the International Office - Email: 

More information about Study in Ireland 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 MI002, MI007, MI009, MI010) and B Sc Psychology programme MI003 and Thurles Programmes (MI016 ,MI017, MI018, MI019, MI020, MI021, MI022)

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

Download English Language Requirements here.

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.

Please 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. Download agreed requirements for entry to CAO programmes here, produced by the Irish Universities Association and the Institute of Technology Sector which detailsNon EU students must apply directly through the International Office at MIC.

Applying to MIC – Direct

Re-admission Students

The Re-admission 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 download and complete the Re-admission form and email to the Admissions Office, Mary Immaculate College by 1 July. email: Candidates for re-admission must have the necessary points/subjects required for the programme they are applying 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. The email address is 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 postgraduate programme list here.

MIC Programmes – Online Interview Guidance

Download online Interview Guidance here.

Admissions Policies

Language Exemption

For further information please see the MIC Access Office here. You can contact the office by email:

Please note: Born/part-educated outside of the Republic of Ireland

In the following circumstances it is possible to apply for a Language Waiver if: You were born outside of the Republic of Ireland (ROI), attended part of your second level education outside of the ROI for at least 1 year, but are now attending second level in Ireland and were unable to be provided with the opportunity to take up a second language. OR You were born in the ROI but now reside and attend second level outside of the ROI and were unable to be provided with the opportunity to take up a second language. Such applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, please download and complete the Language Exemption form and return to The closing date each year is 1 July.

Deferral of Place (Taught Postgraduate Programmes)

Applicants who have been offered a taught postgraduate programme and who wish to defer their place should email the Admissions Office at, 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. If a deferral is being granted, the Admissions Office will email the student and the student will need to email Admissions in the springtime of the following year to indicate if they wish to take up their deferred place.

All taught postgraduate applicants who want a deferral must pay the acceptance deposit of €500 before requesting the deferral, and this will be retained for a period of one academic year to preserve the place. Applicants must also notify the Admissions Office of their intention to defer their place before the commencement of the academic year. Should the applicant not take up their place after one academic year the acceptence deposit is non-refundable and non-transferrable. Please note that some postgraduate programmes do not have a deferrals procedure, and if a deferral is not being granted then the Admissions Office will inform the student by email.

Deferrals are granted for a period of one year. Should an applicant require a second deferral, then they must email who will forward the request to the Vice President Academic Affairs for a decision. Such deferrals will be looked at on a case by case basis.

A student who has commenced year 1 of a taught postgraduate programme that has a deferral option and who wishes to avail of a deferral in year 1 can apply to the Programme Coordinator for a deferral up to the end of week 5 of Semester 1.

Download information about Deferral of Place (CAO Entry)


Online Enrolment

All new students to MIC must complete Online Enrolment.

You can access the Online Enrolment Portal here. 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 the 7 September. 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.

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Online Enrolment Screencast
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