Limerick IT registrar advises students not to miss CAO closing date

Jess Casey

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Jess Casey

Terry Twomey of LIT

Terry Twomey of LIT

EARLY applications to the Central Applications Office (CAO) indicate a high demand for creative courses at Limerick Institute of Technology, according to its vice president of academic affairs, and registrar.

Terry Twomey, who is an expert in the CAO process, believes that ahead of the CAO application deadline on Friday, February 1, applications for creative programmes have increased. 

“At this point of in the process, about 30 to 35% of students have applied to the CAO,” Mr Twomey explained, speaking earlier this week.

“The bulk are still going to be last minute but we are getting indications that there is a very high level of demand for creative courses.” 

“In our institute it would be around art and design, interior design, beauty and spa management and with creative broadcast and film production.” 

“Applications for those programmes are up. What I think is very interesting, is that students are more interested now with what they can do with the technologies, rather then just studying technologies.” 

Students are advised to make sure they have submitted their details to the CAO ahead of Friday February 1, even if they are not certain of what course they want to pursue, Mr Twomey added. 

“The key thing for the students to know is that they need to get their application in by Friday,” Mr Twomey said.

“But once you have it in and gotten it set up, you can now go back in and out from February 5 to March 1, updating that application.” 

“It closes for a period of time and then it opens again on May 1. From May until July 1, you know have another period to make changes again. It's a fairly flexible system but you don’t want to miss the deadline to get in there,” he added. 

“You mightn’t know what you want to do, but you might know that it's in the science direction, or the engineering direction, or the business direction.”

“Just try to pick something in that area that you might be interested in. There’s loads of time to change it or update it afterward,” Mr Twomey added.

For more information log onto the website www.cao.ie