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Registration

There are two separate campuses at LYIT.  Those based at the Letterkenny campus register in Letterkenny. Those based at the Killybegs campus (e.g. those taking tourism related courses, course codes beginning LY3_ _ register at Killybegs).  Registration is immediately followed by induction and orientation.

Important Dates for the start of the 2017-18 Academic Year:

Letterkenny Campus
Registration TypesDateLocation
Continuing Students (Years 2, 3 & 4) From Monday 24 July 2017  Online Registration
Nursing Applicants
(Year 1 only)
Monday 11 September 2017
  • 2300 - HEA Survey & QuickScan
  • 2301 - HEA Survey & QuickScan
  • 2401 - HEA Survey & QuickScan
  • 2409 - HEA Survey & QuickScan
  • 2402 - Online Registration
  • CAO Applicants (non-nursing (upto Round 3)
  • International & Erasmus Students
Registration Schedule Year 1
Wednesday 13 September, 2017
  • 2300 - HEA Survey & QuickScan
  • 2301 - HEA Survey & QuickScan
  • 2401 - HEA Survey & QuickScan
  • 2409 - HEA Survey & QuickScan
  • 2402 - Online Registration
Registration for Applicants getting late CAO offers on rounds 3 and 4.  From Wednesday 13 September, 2017 Main Reception, LYIT
Note: You must have formally accepted your offer via CAO before you can register
Registration for Students who successfully passed autumn repeats From Wednesday 13 September, 2017 Online Registration
Induction /Orientation for all new students plus Garda Vetting (refer to the relevant induction leaflet below) Wednesday 13 September, to Friday, 15 September 2017 Students getting late offers and missing any part of this induction should report to their Head of Department following Registration
Teaching Block 1  Begins Monday September 18th 2017  
Killybegs Campus
Registration TypesDateLocation
Registration for Students based At Killybegs campus   (Non CAO Courses) Wednesday 6 September, 2017  At Killybegs Campus
Registration for Students based at Killybegs Campus
(continuing students and advanced entry Year 2, 3 and 4)
Tuesday 12 September 2017 At Killybegs Campus
Registration for Students Based at Killybegs Campus
(New Students – CAO Courses
Wednesday 13 September, to Friday, 15 September 2017  At Killybegs Campus
Registration for Students who successfully passed autumn repeats  From Wednesday 13 September, 2017 Online Registration
Induction /Orientation for all new students plus Garda Vetting (refer to the relevant induction leaflet below) Wednesday 13 September, to Friday, 15 September 2017 Students getting late offers and missing any part of this induction should report to their Head of Department following Registration
Teaching Block 1  Begins Monday September 18th 2017  

Late Registration

If for any reason you are unable to register at the appointed time you should notify LYIT in advance. Late registration is both detrimental to the student and disruptive to the efficient start of the academic year.  Furthermore, if you do not register at the appointed time and have not notified us, 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.  

How do I register?  Order of Events

Step 1:  Register Online:  You should register online before Wednesday 13 September.  Information on registering online will be issued to you by post.  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 online registration process prior to Wednesday 13 September you will need to do it on campus (Room 2402) on arrival prior to proceeding with the other stages of registration below.

Step 2: HEA Survey:  First year students are required to complete the HEA Survey.  Note – you must be registered first (see step 1 above).  The Equal Access Leaflet explains the purpose of this survey.  The HEA survey can be undertaken in rooms, 2300, 2301, 2401, 2409.  Click here for further information on HEA Data Collection.

Step 3:  Quickscan Assessment:  The Quickscan Assessment isoperated by LYIT’s Learning Support Unit - The Curve.  This test is conducted to determine your preferred learning styles, and as an aid to identify any specific learning strengths and weaknesses you may have, some, perhaps you may not have been aware of.  The test itself 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.  The Quickscan Assessment can be undertaken in rooms, 2300, 2301, 2401, 2409.

Step 4:  ID Photograph:  On completion of Step 2 (HEA Survey), you will be given a token which will enable you have your ID photography taken.  ID Photographs are taken Room 1185 (Nursing Canteen).

Step 5:  Garda Vetting (where applicable):  A number of course at LYIT require students to obtain Garda Vetting.  Students who have applied for these course will receive a Garda Vetting form with their Registration pack.  It is essential that you bring the completed form, along with ID, (accepted forms of ID) with you to Registration.  This will be timetabled into your Induction.  Registration for these codes will be provisional until Garda Vetting is successfully completed.

Step 6:  School/Department Induction:  Each School Department runs specific induction for each class group.  This is your chance to meet and get to know your class group and staff.  The course requirements specific to your programme will also be outlined for you. You will be given vital tips and hints on settling into college and succeeding in your course.   Click on the relevant links below for Induction Information:

Additional Information

Late Offers
The closing date for acceptance of round 3 offers 13 September 2017.  So that you do not miss induction and classes, those who receive offers at round 3 and later should not wait to hear from LYIT 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, ensuring you have both your CAO number and relevant 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 2017-18 academic year is €3,000.  Fees are added to student accounts twice per annum - 50%  (€1500) will be added to student accounts prior to registration, and the remaining 50% will be added later in the academic year.  Payment can be made as follows:

  1. (a) The full €1,500 may be paid in full upon registration and the remaining €1,500 later in the year, OR
  2. (b) It can be paid in instalments as follows – Minimum of €750 for instalment 1, plus a maximum of 9 further instalments
  3. (c) 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. Those paying fees must use the Pay Online facility. Cash/Cheques are not accepted at registration.

Accommodation

Note: we have two separate campuses - 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.  All other courses are based in Letterkenny.

Details on accommodation can be obtained from the Student Union at 074 9186826 or suwelfare@lyit.ie, or visit the SU website to download an accommodation list

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) also has a facility on its website to enable students to search for accommodation.  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.

Finally, students on certain courses 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 important that you bear this in mind when entering into agreements about accommodation in Letterkenny that you may not be using for the full semester / year.

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: Fri, 01 Sep 2017 10:18:33 BST