Second Chance Admission to Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology and Galway Roscommon Education and Training Board are jointly offering a Maths course that provides a second chance for students to gain admission to some courses in GMIT.

Jacinta Ryan, Admissions Officer, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)

Jacinta Ryan, Admissions Officer, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT).

ENABLING MATHS consists of a preparatory course and an entrance examination based on the Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate syllabus. Students who achieve a pass mark in this examination will be deemed to have met the minimum mathematics entry requirements for most GMIT programmes. They will not receive additional CAO points.

GRETB will deliver the preparatory course online for four hours each day from September 14-16 September 2020.

The examination component will take place in GMIT Galway on the morning of 17 September.

The course fee is €50 and the exam fee is €30. Full details are available here.

Jacinta Ryan, Admissions Officer, GMIT, said:

“This course forms part of the Attract-Transition-Succeed (ATS) project which aims to develop an innovative, inclusive, and sustainable model of regional access in order to increase the diversity and social mix of the student population within GMIT.

“This pre-entry project targets students who might otherwise miss out on the opportunity to progress to higher education. Students who pass the exam and meet all other entry requirements, and have enough points for their chosen course in GMIT, will receive an offer of a place in Round 2 of CAO.”

Eithne Nic Dhonnchadha, Director of Further Education and Training, GRETB.

Eithne NicDhonnchadha, Director of Further Education and Training, GRETB said:

“Gaining entry to a 3rd level course is a significant milestone in one’s life; however from time to time entry requirements can be challenging.

“Having a Maths pre-entry opportunity for those who may not have achieved the required result the first time around is very important as it can change one’s career path in such a positive way.

“I am delighted that GRETB is working in collaboration with GMIT in providing this opportunity.”


Applications for both the examination and the preparatory course are now open. Application is through an online form with payments made by bank transfer. This fee is non-refundable.

Students who have received confirmation from CAO of eligibility for the Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) or the Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) entry schemes can undertake the course and the exam at no cost.

In January 2018, GMIT and GRETB signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at promoting and improving equity of access and seamless progression from Further Education courses to third-level courses in GMIT.

The Enabling Maths initiative is one of the projects that has resulted from regular meetings and cooperation between GMIT and GRETB.


SOURCE: Materials provided by GMIT
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