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Congratulations on your Leaving Cert results from all at DIT!

Posted: 16 August, 2017

Frank Costello, Head of Admissions, and his team in DIT are getting ready for the busiest week of the year! Poring over spreadsheets, Costello says there is lots of good news in today’s Leaving Cert results and students should be very proud.

“Today is a day for congratulations and celebration. In particular, it’s great to see the increases in the number of students who had the confidence to take higher level papers, particularly in the three core subjects of Mathematics, English and Irish.” Once the news of their results has sunk in, many students’ attention will return to their CAO choices.  Costello’s advice is to calmly review their choices in light of today’s results. 

Frank explains, “Some students may find that in spite of good overall results they may not have achieved the minimum requirement for certain programmes.  In DIT, there is a minimum requirement of a H4 in Mathematics for Level 8 Engineering. Any applicant who didn’t achieve that grade can register for our Maths Competency tutorials which take place next Monday and Tuesday, and can sit our exam on Wednesday. If they are successful, they will have met the minimum requirement and can look forward to receiving an offer.”

When students receive an offer of a place in college next week, the advice is to think carefully; be sure you’re happy that it’s what you want; and accept it quickly. “Shortly after you accept your offer, you will start to receive information about how to register, when induction takes place, and where you need to be when classes start, so the sooner you accept the offer the smoother that transition to college will be. Remember also, if you don’t get offered the course you wanted, take a look at the Vacant Places section on the CAO website – there could be an option there that you had not considered before.”

A final word from DIT – congratulations and we hope to see many of you on campus in September!