Direct Entry

Direct entry is a pathway onto a college programme which is processed directly by the College.

Undergraduate Programmes Not Listed on the CAO
Carlow College has entry pathways which are not processed by the CAO for some courses. This pathway are available for the following courses:

How to Apply

Applications for direct entry for 2024/25 are now open.

Applications for advanced entry close on Thursday, 8th August 2024.

Applications for direct entry are made via the Recognition of Prior Learning process. 

Each year the application process is as follows:

  1. Complete the online Recognition of Prior Learning Application Form
  2. Applications are reviewed as received.
  3. Applicants may be contacted by the College and called for interview.
  4. Applicants who are successful at interview and/or satisfy the outlined requirements needed for entry for the programme, may receive an offer at any stage in the application process. All decisions on admissions are made by the Admissions Office.