CAO Timetable of Events 2017-2018
CAO online application facility opens
|20th January (17:15)
Apply online by this date to avail of the discounted application fee of €25.
1st February (17:15)
Normal closing date for applications.
|1st March (17:15)
Closing date for amending course choices and closing date for final completion of online HEAR/DARE forms
1st April (17:15)
Latest date for HEAR/DARE supporting documentation to arrive in CAO
|1st May (17:15)
Closing date for late applications
4th May (12:00)
Online Change of Mind facility becomes available (Free)
1st July (17:15)
Change of Mind closes
Round A offers for certain Non-Standard categories of applicants - applicants receive an offer by post, by e-mail and SMS text
22nd July (17:15)
Exceptional closing date for late applications for those already attending a participating HEI
Round 0 offers for certain Non-Standard categories of applicant
Current year Leaving Certificate results issued
Round 1 offers available from 06:00 online. Applicants who have not received an offer will receive a Statement of Application Record.
||Round 1 Acceptances closing date (17:15).
|Subsequent rounds of offers until CAO close in October and offer season ends
Dates may change.
The Admissions Office team organises information packs to be posted out to our potential and confirmed new Maynooth University students. The packs are posted in early August (to Round A and Round Zero applicants) and again later in August to Round One applicants. Packs are posted to your address as per the CAO. You are advised to read all contents carefully, as they are intended to assist your transition to the University.
- Welcome letter from the Admissions Officer, Dr John McGinnity
- First Week Guide - booklet containing details of orientation and registration requirements for new students
- Maynooth Education leaflet - information about the optional Critical Skills courses which are available to first year students only
- Programme Advisory Office leaflet
- Budgeting Advisory Service leaflet
- Maynooth Students' Union leaflet - details of MSU events happening on campus during the orientation period
- Parent/Guardian Information Sessions leaflet
The Student Engagement Officer and the Student Records Office take over from the Admissions Office team once Orientation and Registration Week begins.
Click here to see what happens next!
The Mathematics Exam is based only on the content covered by Paper One of the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Mathematics syllabus and consists of one exam, for two hours. It provides prospective Engineering students (MH304) with a second chance to secure the required H4 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics in order to meet the basic entry requirement for qualification to our Engineering degree.
The Department also offers a free preparatory course.
Find out more.
Entrance Scholarships are automatically awarded to incoming first year students who have obtained 550 points or more in the Leaving Certificate (from six subjects in one sitting).
The €1,000 award is for one academic year following admission to the University, payable in two instalments – one in November and one in February (subject to the Entrance Scholar remaining in good standing with the University).
For students presenting GCE A Levels the awards are based on achieving points from three/four subjects in GCE A levels.
Join us on January 10th 2018
7.15pm to 8.45pm
Refreshments available from 7pm
School of Education, North Campus (new building on the Kilcock Road)
7.15pm CAO Application Process and New Curriculum Initiative Main Theatre SE014
7.15pm Mature Student University Experience SE013
7.15pm Part-Time Evening Arts Degree (MH803) - Information and Application Workshop SE009
8.00pm Arts Degree MH101 SE014
8.00pm Specialised Arts Degrees SE013
8.00pm Science, Computing and Engineering Degrees SE012
8.00pm Business, Law, Finance and Accounting Degrees SE011
8.00pm Education Degrees SE010
8.00pm Other Degrees SE009
The University is very well served during term time by a number of daily private bus services.
Dublin Bus services run year-round.
Click here for details of transport options.
Up to 300 mature students begin their studies here each year. Mature Students (along with students entering through HEAR, DARE and QQI routes) will be invited to attend the Launchpad Orientation Programme on Saturday 2nd September and Monday 4th September 2017. These students should also attend the University Welcome Week as above. The Maynooth University Access Programme will email all eligible students with further details about Launchpad.
Emer and Michael of the Mature Student Office (which is part of the Access Office) are committed to supporting the learning experience of Maynooth's mature students. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to telephone, email or drop in to meet them - you'll find them in MAP Lodge on the North Campus.
MSI (Mature Students Ireland) ran a national selfie competition earlier this year where third level students were asked for their tips for future mature students.
Some of the Maynooth students' entries are below - hopefully you find them helpful!
"Keep in touch with your fellow mature students and discuss things, helps a lot and you will have some fun too, while sweating out that essay."
"Make sure to go to the orientation week for mature students. It's a great help knowing what supports are out there and where everything is on campus."
"Contact your local 'Intreo' office and organise a meeting with a member of staff to find out if you are entitled to the 'back to education allowance' as this will make life easier financially."
"Talk to current students in the course and lecturers to gauge whether you will have enough of an interest to pursue a 3-4 year commitment to your chosen field of study."
"Take advantage of Maynooth University’s fantastic selection of services, clubs and societies and green space."
"You might be overwhelmed and doubt your own ability to learn, but please remember that you have years of experience behind you, motivation and purpose!"
"Give yourself a chance, give yourself a gift of education, you deserve it!"
"Join a club or society, be part of what's going on, no matter age - everyone fits in at Maynooth."
"Talk to the kids, they're not that scary."
"Do what you're interested in, a job will follow as your horizons open."