Wednesday 26 April 2017

Understanding the Symbols

Q The symbol * after a cut-off point means that not all applicants on this point were offered a place. Random selection was used for those tying on the cut-off points.

Q The symbol ** means that qualified applicants were considered but admission is on the basis of performance in the music test or interview.

Q The symbol *** means that applicants are ranked as for other courses, but the final decision depends on performance in interview.

Q The symbol #, with a cut-off point, means that selection tests additional to the Leaving Certificate were used, such as an interview or art and design portfolio. Applicants who are successful in their tests are then ranked in order of their Leaving Certificate points.

Q The symbol #, without any points, means that places were offered on the basis of performance in the test or portfolio, usually provided that the applicant met at least the minimum standard necessary in the Leaving Certificate.

Q The symbol + means project/portfolio score is included.

Q The letter 'v' means new competition for Available/Vacant Places

Q Points are awarded for aptitude tests and for interviews for DIT's Architecture degree course, and added to Leaving Certificate points.

Q Where AQA appears, it means that all qualified applicants were offered a place.

Q Round 2 points don't appear if offers are issued at the same or higher points than Round 1 cut-off and if these offers are as a result of new or corrected information coming to hand after Round 1.

Q If random selection operated in Round 1 then the same points may appear, again with *, indicating further offers issued at the same point but not all on this points level were offered. If there is no * in the Round 2 column, all on this point have now been offered a place.

Q Some colleges award points for foundation-level maths.

Q In 2012 and 2013, DIT awarded bonus points for specific grades in maths and science subjects for entry to course DT021, Electrical/Electronic Engineering).

Q Candidates may count LCVP, their Links Modules score, as one of their best six subjects.

Q All students presenting D3 or above in higher-level mathematics have 25 points added to their score for maths. The six highest points scores will then be counted.

Irish Independent

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