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, and is open from 9.30am-12.30pm and 2-4.30pm, Monday to Friday.
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; more information here.
Applying to MIC through the Central Applications Office (CAO)
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: www.cao.ie
Bachelor of Education programmes (including 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 +353 61 204929 or Admissions@mic.ul.ie.
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.
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.
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.
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 programmes. Non EU students must apply directly through the International Office at MIC.
Applying to MIC – Direct
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.
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.
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.
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