Important information for CAO applicants 2019

CAO Points 2019

The listing of the Round One minimum points required for entry to TU Dublin Blanchardstown courses in September 2019, with the 2018 comparison where applicable, is available here

If you have received an offer in Round 1:

Round 1 offers

(available online from 2pm on Thursday 15th August) can be accepted via CAO until 17:15 on Friday 23rd August – please follow all instructions on the CAO website and on the offer notice https://www.cao.ie/apply.php?page=myapp

Your CAO offer notice constitutes “proof of offer” and should be used where requested by a third party. TU Dublin Blanchardstown cannot issue letters in this regard.

Registration and Orientation

If you have received and accept an offer from TU Dublin Blanchardstown in Round 1 your registration letter will be posted out to you by 31st August. This registration letter will include the following important information:

a.how to register online and your user ID for logging in
b.how to pay your fees
c.student induction schedule

This information will also be available on our website http://www.itb.ie/CurrentStudents/index.html

Student induction and registration will take place from Monday 9th September to Friday 13th September on campus. Attendance is compulsory.

If you have not received an offer in Round 1 but do meet the minimum entry requirements

TU Dublin Blanchardstown will have six Level 7 programmes and one Level 8 programme listed below on the Available Places course list on the CAO http://www.cao.ie/courses/vpl_courses.php

Level 7 Programmes:

BN013 Computing (Information Technology)
BN015 Engineering (Common 1st Year)
BN016 Business (Common 1st Year)
BN022 Horticulture
BN025 Community & Youth Development
BN049 Design, Technology & Innovation

Level 8 Programmes:

BN113 Horticulture

New applicants can apply for entry to these available place courses from 12 noon on Tuesday 20th August via the CAO website.

Note: Available Places offers will be made in Round Two for 2019, not Round Three as was the case in 2018.

Round Two Offers will be available to view/accept from 10am on Wednesday 28th August, and the reply deadline for Round Two acceptances is 17:15 on Friday 30th August.

You need to make your application before 11am on Friday 23rd August in order to be considered for Available Places offers in Round Two.

Mature applicants for Available Places in Round Two:

For BN013, BN015, BN016, BN025 and BN049 we will only accept applications from mature applicants (i.e. applicants who are over 23 on 01/01/2019) who meet the minimum entry requirements through a Leaving Certificate or FET/QQI award, copies of which must be sent to the CAO immediately. Applications from mature applicants to BN013, BN015, BN016, BN025 and BN049 who do not meet the minimum entry requirements through a Leaving Certificate or FET/QQI award cannot be accepted.

For BN022 and BN113 (Level 7 and Level 8 Horticulture) we will accept applications from mature applicants (i.e. applicants who are over 23 on 01/01/2019) who do not meet the minimum entry requirements through a Leaving Certificate or FET/QQI award, as well as from applicants who do meet the minimum entry requirements through a Leaving Certificate or FET/QQI award.

Mature applicants to BN022/BN113 Horticulture must provide a 250 word personal statement describing your interest in and preparation for this course to noeleen.johnson@tudublin.ie by 11am on Friday 23rd August.

If you have any queries regarding these places please contact our Marketing Team at (01) 885 1530 or info.blanchardstown@tudublin.ie Detailed information on Available Place Applications can be found on the CAO website http://www.cao.ie/index.php?page=aboutVPL

Round Two & Three offers

Round Two offers will be made by the CAO on Wednesday 28th August , and the deadline for accepting a Round Two offer is 17:15 on Friday 30th August.

TU Dublin Blanchardstown will make Round Two offers on “Available Places” courses (BN013, BN015, BN016, BN022, BN025, BN049 and BN113) as detailed above. Previously published points in an earlier round of offers should not be taken as an indication of the points required for entry to Available Places/Vacant Places.

You need to make your application before 11am on Friday 23rd August in order to be considered for Available Places offers in Round Two.

Existing eligible applicants who had applied before the late application deadline of 1st May 2019, and did not accept/receive a Round 1 offer, may also be considered for Round 2 and later rounds, subject to programme availability and points requirements.

Round Three offers will be available from 6am on Friday 6th September, and the closing date for acceptances is 17:15 on Wednesday 11th September .

If you have any queries relating to acceptance of offers, deferrals, late acceptances or registration please contact the following in the Admissions Office:

Deferrals: Martina Vahey (01) 8851320 martina.vahey@tudublin.ie
General queries: Noeleen Johnson (01) 8851133 noeleen.johnson@tudublin.ie

Minimum entry requirements

For Level 6/7 courses, Leaving Certificate applicants will require a grade O6/H7 in five subjects; these must include Maths and English or Irish.

For Level 8 courses applicants will require a H5 in any two higher level subjects and a O6/H7 in four other subjects; these subjects must include Maths and English or Irish.

Foundation level mathematics will meet the minimum entry requirement for Non Computing and Engineering courses where a grade F2 or higher is achieved.

If you have failed Mathematics or English you do not meet the minimum entry requirements. However a grade H7 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics at Higher Level counts as a subject towards the five passes for certain courses at TU Dublin Blanchardstown (please refer to the minimum entry requirements specific to each course you have applied). The Mathematics minimum entry requirement for Engineering and Computing courses is a Grade O6.

Fee payment

Information on Fees and Grants is available on our website http://www.itb.ie/CurrentStudents/feesgrantsft.html or on www.studentfinance.ie or www.susi.ie

If you have applied for a Student Grant through SUSI you are not required to make payment at this time pending a decision on your application. You are required to submit your SUSI (W…) Reference number when completing your Online Registration.

If you have received notification that you will receive a Grant for the academic year 2019/2020 you are exempt from paying all or part of the Student Contribution fee of 3,000 euros (depending on the level of your award) and you are required to submit your SUSI (W..) Reference number when completing your Online Registration.

If you are not eligible for a grant the Student Contribution fee maybe paid in three instalments:

  • 25% on Registration (September 2019)
  • 25% on or before 31st October 2019
  • 50% on or before 31st January 2020
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