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Postgraduate Applications Centre - CIT FAQ

1. 
Logon to the PAC system*
Web Address: www.pac.ie
Select:Option: Cork Institute of Technology
Select:Option: Apply
*First time PAC Users must create a PAC login user name (email address) and password before making an application, please select the appropriate login register section located on the right navigation menu of the PAC home page.
 
2. 
Yes, there are 2 pages that need to be completed. A sample application form can be found here:
 
3. 
You fill in an online application form and then post in (to PAC) other supporting documentation in hard copy format.
 
4. 
Yes. The first page of the application form, with the exception of entering a student number, must be filled in. After this point your application can be saved at any time. Thereafter, to complete your application you have already saved, go to the “My Account” section of the online application system.
Please look at sample application form in Q2 above to see what you are likely to be asked during the application process.
 
5. 
In any one year, you may not present more than one application to CIT’s taught postgraduate programmes. You may include up to four programmes in your taught application. If after applying, you wish to add more course choices/programmes to your application and you have NOT applied for the full cohort, you should contact the Graduate Studies Office, CIT,(alumni@cit.ie) and your request will be considered.
 
6. 
Maybe you have typed the letter O rather than the number 0. A course code consists of 5 characters. The first two are CR, an alphabet letter and two numbers, e.g. CRC02
 
7. 
The online application fee (using a debit or credit card) is €50.00. Paying at a later date is possible, by direct bank transfer costing €55. The online application processing fee is payable to PAC and is non-refundable. Note that your application will not be processed until the date the Postgraduate Applications Centre receive your application fee payment. We do not accept personal cheques or postal orders.
 
8. 
In addition to a credit Card, payments by Visa and Laser, there is also the option by direct bank transfer, with an extra processing fee of €5. Therefore, the total cost of a non-Credit Card payment is €55

However, please note that your application will not be processed until the date the Postgraduate Applications Centre receive your application fee payment. We do not accept personal cheques or postal orders.
 
9. 
Did you give your correct email address (check your PAC Application Receipt)? Is your email account working? Applicants using webmail email addresses, please note if you have the high junk mail filtering option in your email account, emails from the Postgraduate Applications Centre and Cork Institute of Technology may be flagged as Junk. You will need to either reduce the Junk mail filter or else add the Postgraduate Applications Centre (info@pac.ie) and Cork Institute of Technology (alumni@cit.ie) email addresses as two of your safe senders.
 
10. 
SUPPLEMENTARY FORMS: Please note that there are additional supplementary forms to be downloaded and completed for certain taught postgraduate programmes. The Supplementary Forms are a vital part of the application procedure for these programmes and applications to these programmes cannot be considered, if the required supplementary forms are not completed and submitted by post to the Postgraduate Applications Centre with your Postgraduate Application Number. If applicable to the programme(s) you are applying for, the Supplementary forms link will be highlighted (with the Course Code) for downloading after the payment stage of the application in the N.B Read Important Instructions Box on the Application Receipt page.
 
11. 
You will receive an email confirming receipt of your online application from the Postgraduate Applications Centre in Galway. If there is a Supplementary Application Form to be completed for the programme(s) you have applied to, a link will be included in the Receipt Email from the Postgraduate Applications Centre to download and print the Supplementary Application forms.
 
12. 
You are not required to submit evidence of degree(s)/postgraduate qualifications pursued at Cork Institute of Technology. However, if you are a current CIT student/past CIT graduate and have also completed additional degree(s)/postgraduate qualifications in another University/College, you must provide official copy documentary evidence of your non-CIT qualifications.
 
13. 
You must submit copies of all non-CIT qualifications by post to the Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway, Ireland. One copy of this documentation will suffice for all course choices.
 
14. 
Where possible, supplementary documentation should be submitted on or before the closing date of the programme to the Postgraduate Applications Centre in Galway.
 
15. 
No, you must complete an online application. You will need a working email address to use this facility as all correspondence with regard to your application will be communicated to you by email. If you do not have access to a personal computer or at work, maybe try a relative or a friend. Internet facilities should also be available at your local library or at an Internet cafe.
 
16. 
Ensure that you have www.pac.ie set up as a trusted site on your internet browser. See 'Help' on your browser for instructions on how to do this. Please note that if you are using Netscape you may also need to set Internet Explorer as your rendering engine.
 
17. 
You will receive an email alert from the Postgraduate Applications Centre to check your application status (on the “My Account” section of the online application system. It is vital that you give the correct email address on your online application and that your email account is working. It is also important that you check your email regularly.
 
18. 
Web Address:    www.pac.ie
Select Option :    Cork Institute of Technology
Select Option :    My Account facility
To view current application status: Click on 'Status'

The "My Account" facility will hold information on updates on your application and the final decision on your application.
 
19. 
After you have submitted your application fee payment details on the online application system, you must print the Application Receipt. The Application Receipt page will include your PAC application Number. There is also a facility on the My Account page to view your PAC application(s).