Covid – 19 FAQ’s for Prospective Students
The Carlow College, St. Patrick’s Admissions team are continually monitoring updates and we will post any changes or updates on our website. So please check back regularly to stay informed. These are testing times for our sector, however we will get through this. Teaching, Learning and delivery of programmes is our specialty!
Like most of the world, through the challenge of Covid-19, Carlow College, St. Patrick’s has reimagined how we deliver education to our students. We look forward to welcoming our new students in September 2020 for what will be an engaging and exciting learning experience. We are committed to looking after the health, well-being and academic development of all our incoming students. We know how important it is for you to have some clarity about what to expect in the next academic year. Please remember that we may be required to change these plans in response to HSE and/or Government guidelines. We promise that we will communicate any changes to you as a matter of priority.
Registration and Induction for our incoming First Year (Stage 1) students will commence in the week beginning Monday 28 September. For our First Year students, Teaching, Lectures and Tutorials will commence in the week beginning Monday 5 October. Find out more about Registration & Induction for First Year students here.
General Admission Queries
Are applications still open for 2020/21?
Yes, we welcome applications and continue to assess applications for entry in 2020. We are constantly monitoring the situation and will post any changes and/updates on our website www.carlowcollege.ie
Will deadlines for application/acceptance/documents/registration be affected?
The dates for all stages of the admissions process will be revised and will be updated on our website.
As part of my application, I must attend an interview. Will I have to come to Carlow College, St. Patrick’s for the interview?
No. If an interview is compulsory as part of your application, the Admissions Team will be in touch and it will be offered remotely.
My school/university is closed due to COVID-19 and I have been unable to complete my exams/degree programme. Can I still be admitted?
Carlow College, St. Patrick’s will be as flexible as possible with applicants whose education has been affected by COVID-19. If your programme was completed online or with alternative assessment, we will recognise any qualifications awarded by universities and exam boards. Please note that formal documentation from the awarding body will still be required once it is available.
I am a student from outside the EU. Is there any special advice for me?
Please contact our International Office by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I did my leaving cert last year. Will the cancellation of the oral exam change the points requirements?
Since the points levels in any year are determined by the Leaving Certificate results of those who apply, it is not possible to forecast how many points will be necessary to gain entry this year, or at any future date.
In this respect, this year is no different to any other year.
Can I talk to someone about my concerns?
In line with government policy, the Admissions office in Carlow College, are closed and staff are working remotely. To contact them please email: email@example.com