Good evening everyone!
I just have some enquiries about applying as a mature student for the start of the 2012 year. It has been a while since I have been in college so I'm quite nervous about all this.
I completed my leaving cert in 2007, and have since studied International Business up at ITB before dropping out. It was a great course, but business really was not for me to be honest.
So I took a few years off to work, and am currently 22 years old. I plan on returning to college next year (I will be 23 by then). So I was thinking about NUI Maynooth as I hear it has lots of Mature students and not too far from where I live in Castleknock. The train would be quite handy!
I think I would be more looking at the Arts course, possibly English and French as I have always been interested in languages.
So some of my questions are;
1. How would one go about applying to college as a mature student? Through CAO possibly?
2. How much are fees for Mature students in general? Does it fluctuate with different courses? Would there be any grants that Mature students could benefit from?
3. What date would I have to apply by?
4. Are there any interviews / entrance tests mature students must take in order to be accepted?
I appologise if all of this is in the wrong board or stickied already, maybe someone can direct me to the page.