Registration 2016

Important Dates for the start of the 2016-17 Academic Year:

Registration TypesDateLocation
Registration for Students based at LYIT campus including
  • CAO applicants who received offers up to round 3
  • International Erasmus Students
Wednesday 14th September, 2016
  • 2300 - HEA Survey & QuickScan
  • 2301 - HEA Survey & QuickScan
  • 2401 - HEA Survey & QuickScan
  • 2409 - HEA Survey & QuickScan
  • 2402 - Online Registration
Registration for Students based At Killybegs campus   (Non CAO Courses) Wednesday 6th September, 2016 At Killybegs Campus
Registration for Students based at Killybegs Campus
(continuing students and advanced entry Year 2, 3 and 4
 Tuesday, 13th September 2016

(see schedule below under Killybegs Campus)

At Killybegs Campus
Registration for Students Based at Killybegs Campus
(New Students – CAO Courses
Wednesday, 14th September, Thursday, 15th September and Friday, 16th September
(see schedule below under Killybegs Campus
At Killybegs Campus
Registration for Applicants getting late CAO offers - on rounds 3 and 4. Friday September 16th, 2016 At relevant campus. LYIT or Killybegs as appropriate
Note: You must have formally accepted your offer via CAO before you can register
Registration for Students who successfully passed autumn repeats From Wednesday 14th, September, 2016 Online Registration
Induction /Orientation for all new students/Garda Vetting
(Including HSE induction for Nursing students)
Wednesday Sept 14th Sep 2016  until Friday Sept 16th 2016 Students getting late offers and missing any part of this induction should report to their Head of Department following Registration to make sure they catch up 
Teaching Block 1  Begins Monday September 19th 2016  

Please note:
We have two separate campuses.  Those based at the Letterkenny campus register in Letterkenny. Those based at the Killybegs campus (e.g. those taking tourism related courses, course copies beginning LY3_ _ register at Killybegs.

Registration is immediately followed by induction and orientation.  It is important that new students attend both. If for any reason you are unable to register at the appointed time you must notify us in writing and in advance. Please note that late registration is both detrimental to the student and disruptive to the efficient start of the academic year, for this reason you may be subject to a penalty of €100 for late registration.  To avoid this penalty please ensure that you are available to register at the appointed time

Warning:  If you do not register at the appointed time and have not notified us in writing,  we will assume you have changed your mind and that you are not coming. In this case the place may be offered to someone on the waiting list and, depending on the general level of uptake,  may no longer be available to you.  

Order of Events

1. Register Online – You will receive information in the post on how to Register Online.  Once you receive this information you can click here to begin the on-line element of registration.  If for any reason you cannot complete the on-line registration process at home prior to Wednesday 14th September you must go to  Room 2402 on arrival and complete on-line registration there before progressing with the following:

2. HEA Survey - Main Building Rooms 2300, 2301, 2401, 2409

First year students please note that you must Register Online before progressing to complete the HEA Survey.  The Equal Access Leaflet which is obtainable from the HEA website, www.hea.ie, explains the purpose of this survey, and how the information collected will be used and safeguarded (more information on this at the bottom of the page).  You may wish to download this leaflet prior to registration.

3.  Quickscan Assessment by The Curve - Main building, 2300, 2301, 2401, 2409.

The Curve operate this test in order to check your preferred  learning styles and as an aid to identify any specific learning strengths and weaknesses - of which you may not even be aware, it is a simple computerised test that takes approximately 20 minutes to complete The results of this test are used to identify students who may be in need of additional support via The Curve, e.g. for study skills, general language skills, maths, dyspraxia, visual stress, or with general learning confidence.

4.  ID Photograph Room 1185 Nursing Canteen on ground floor

When you have completed the HEA survey, you will be given a token that will enable you to have your ID photograph taken in Room 1185.  

5. Garda Vetting

Garda Vetting forms will be issued along with Registration letters for courses that require Garda Vetting.  You must bring the completed form along with ID (see attached list of accepted forms of ID) with you to Registation.  This will be timetabled into your Induction.  Please see attached link for forms of ID that are accepted Garda Vetting ID Requirements

6.  School/Department Induction

Each School Department runs specific induction for various class groups.  This is your chance to meet and get to know your class group, the course requirements specific to your programme will be outlined for you. You will be given vital tips and hints on settling into college and succeeding in your course.  

Registration schedules for both LYIT and Killybegs Campuses:

LYIT Campus

Registration for students based at the Letterkenny campus who got offers up to and including round 2 takes place in Rooms  2402, 2300, 2301, 2401, 2408, 2409. Click Registration Schedule Year 1 for Letterkenny Campus Students.

Killybegs Campus

Registration will take place in the Main Building, School of Tourism, Killybegs. Detailed schedules will be available online during the last week of August.

 Registration & Induction Schedule‎ ‎

Registration & Induction for the following courses will take place on 6th September 2016.  Classes will commence on Monday, 12th September at 9.30 am. 

Please note: Uniform fitting and sales will take place on Wednesday, 14th September.

  • Advanced Certificate in Professional Cookery – Immersion
  • Advanced Certificate in Professional Cookery – Traineeship Year 1 and New Entrants to Year 2
  • Hospitality Operations FETAC Level 5

Registration and Induction for new students on the following courses will take place on Wednesday, 14 September (9.30 am to 4 pm), Thursday, 15th September (9.30 am to 4 pm) and Friday, 16th September (9.30 am to 1 pm).

  • Higher Certificate in Arts in Bar and Restaurant Supervision – LY336
  • Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality and Tourism – LY327
  • Higher Certificate in Arts in Culinary Arts – LY346
  • Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts – LY317
  • Bachelor of Science in Culinary Science LY337

Continuing/Returning Students will commence on Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Continuing Students and New Entrants to year 2, year 3 and year 4 programmes in the School of Tourism are required to attend registration and induction on Tuesday, 13th September (9.30 am to 4 pm) and classes will commence on Monday, 19th September

Offer Information Packs

The following courses have uniform requirements which are indicated in the Offer Information Pack which can be found by clicking on the course name.

Accommodation List – Students on Killybegs Campus

*Please note that these may be subject to change at any time during the registration period, students are advised to check these before registration day.


Your first action should be to formally accept any offer you wish to take up. Follow carefully the instructions and deadlines on the Offer Notice.

In order to complete registration students must have:

  • Received an official offer, either via the CAO or from LYIT
  • Submitted a valid acceptance
  • Produced evidence of grant entitlements to indicate that the registration fee will be paid by a grant authority or have paid the registration fees themselves, using the giro provided.
  • Have satisfied the Institute re tuition fee status and paid any tuition fees due
  • Have satisfied the Institute as to competency in spoken English (where English is not the first language).
  • Have complied with Garda Vetting procedures for any course for which this is a requirement. E.g. Nursing, Health & Social Studies, Childcare, Sports, Pharmacy Technician, & Dental Nursing.

Induction Information:

Click on the relevant links below for Induction Information:

Late Offers

The closing date for acceptance of round 3 offers Sept. 14.  So that they do not miss induction and classes, those who receive offers at round 3 and later should not wait to hear from us but, having first formally accepted the offer via the CAO, should come ahead to college as soon as possible. Come to the main reception desk on arrival.   Make sure you have your CAO number and funds to pay any fees due.  Provide us with your name and CAO number, and indicate that you received a late offer. Once your offer/acceptance has been confirmed, and any due fees have been paid, you will be permitted to register and attend class.

Registration Fees

The standard registration fee for full-time students for the 2016-17 academic year will be €3,000 50%  (€1500) will be added to student accounts prior to registration.  Payment can be made in full upon registration or can be paid in instalments provided you pay no less than €300 (€300 over 10 months = €3000). Anyone who wishes to pay the full €3000 should contact registry on (074) 86125 to have the full charge added to their account..  Students who can produce evidence that they qualify for a grant will not be required to pay the registration fee.  SUSI will pay the standard registration fee on behalf of these students. It is in your own interest therefore to sort out your grant entitlements early in the summer and to bring confirmation of any entitlements to registration where possible.  If you have applied for the grant but cannot show us the confirmation that you are eligible, you will have to pay the registration fee from your own resources. You can pay online via our web site once fees have been applied to your account. 

Note: Students who do not have evidence of eligibility for a grant and who, thus, have to pay the fee themselves will receive a refund if a grant authority confirms at a later date that they are eligible for support.

Part-time and repeating students must pay registration fees from their own resources. Part-time and ACCS students pay on a per credit basis. The fee is €50 per credit taken. Those paying fees must use the Pay Online facility. Cash/Cheques are not accepted at registration.

*Students who can produce evidence that they qualify for a grant will not be required to pay the registration fee.


Note: we have two separate campuses, at Letterkenny & Killybegs . These are about 76 km apart. So, before you book accommodation, it is essential that you know which campus you will be attending.

Courses which begin LY3_ _ (courses related to tourism and cookery)are based in Killybegs. The listing for accommodation in Killybegs is available here.

All other courses are based in Letterkenny. The Student Union at LYIT compiles a list of accommodation in the Letterkenny area, which is available here. A printed list is available directly from the Student Union. Contact Oladie Anjorin, Welfare Officer, 074 9186826 or 086 7702700 or suwelfare@lyit.ie for a hard copy. Accommodation listings are also available via local newspapers, letting agents, etc. The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has recently set up a facility on its website to enable students to search for accommodation.  Homeowners using the new facility will be able to avail of the “rent-a-room relief” scheme, allowing them to earn up to €12,000 tax free.
Before entering into any agreement or signing a lease, you are advised to check carefully the terms and conditions related to any accommodation and to satisfy yourself that they meet your requirements.

Students on certain courses, including Veterinary Nursing, Dental Nursing, and Pharmacy Technician are required to go on placement as part of their course. These placement sites may be located outside the Donegal area. Students will be responsible for sourcing and paying for both accommodation and travel to these placements. It is therefore recommended that when entering into agreements about accommodation in Letterkenny that they only commit to 6 week periods in each semester, e.g. in semester 1 from registration date, Tuesday 9 September to Friday 24 October 2014 and in semester 2 from Monday 19 January to Friday 6 March 2015. Psychiatric Nursing students may also be placed outside Donegal.

Garda Vetting

Courses that bring you into contact with children and/or vulnerable adults - including course codes: LY206, LY228, LY806, LY816, LY906, LY916, LY917, LY908, LY918, LY928, LY938, LY948, LY958, LY968 - require that you undergo garda vetting. Details of the procedure are sent to students on these courses. Offers for the above codes are conditional on successful outcome of the vetting procedure. Registration for these codes will be provisional until Garda Vetting is successfully completed.

HEA Data Collection Notice  

We will send some of the information we hold about you to the Higher Education Authority (HEA). This information forms your HEA student record, which does not include your contact details (name, address or telephone number).

During your studies, you will be invited to participate in the Irish National Survey of Student Engagement. Some of your information may be sent to the HEA to ensure that the survey is offered only to intended target groups of students. Your information may be matched to your survey responses in order to allow for anonymous analysis of results, for example, by gender or full-time / part-time. Your responses will be treated confidentially and no individual student will be identifiable in any reports or results generated as a result of this survey.

About nine months after you graduate, we will contact you to ask you to fill in the HEA ‘First Destination of Graduates Survey’ questionnaire. We will not give your contact details to the HEA.

The HEA student record is used for three broad purposes:

1.  Statutory functions

The HEA record is used by the organisations listed below, or agents acting on their behalf, to carry out their public functions connected with education in the Republic of Ireland.

  • Department of Education and Skills
  • Department of Enterprise Trade and Innovation
  • Department of Social Protection

The HEA record may also be used by the Central Statistics Office in order to carry out their statutory functions of measuring population levels and monitoring public expenditure.

Your HEA record will not otherwise be used in any way that affects you personally.

2.  HEA publications

HEA use the HEA student record to produce anonymised aggregate data in annual statistical publications. These include some National Statistics publications and online management information services.

3.  Research, equal opportunity, journalism, other legitimate interest/public function

HEA will also supply anonymised aggregate data to third parties for the following purposes:

  • Equal opportunities monitoring - the HEA student record may contain details of ethnic group and disability. This data is only used where it is needed to promote or maintain equality of opportunity or treatment between persons of different racial or ethnic origins, or different states of physical or mental conditions
  • Research. This may be academic research, commercial research or other statistical research into education where this is of benefit to the public interest.
  • Journalism, where the relevant publication would be in the public interest
  • Anonymised aggregate data for the above purposes is supplied by HEA to the following types of user:
  • Local, regional and national government bodies who have an interest in higher education
  • Higher education sector bodies
  • Higher education institutions
  • Academic researchers and students
  • Commercial organisations (e.g. recruitment firms, graduate employers)
  • Unions
  • Non-governmental organisations and charities
  • Journalists

Individuals cannot be identified from this anonymised aggregate data.

Your Rights

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you have rights of access to the data HEA holds about you.  This information can only be obtained by the individual presenting with a photographic ID to the HEA.

Student Awareness

Please find information in relation to the student awareness campaign in the Student Awareness Handbook .  For further information visit the www.welfare.ie website.

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Updated: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:01:58 GMT