Postgraduate Applications Centre - IT Carlow FAQ
Web Address: www.pac.ie
Select Option: Apply
You fill in an online application form and then upload (electronic copies to PAC) or post in (to PAC) other supporting documentation in hard copy format.
The online application fee (using a debit or credit card) is €50. Paying at a later date is possible, by a debit or credit card costing €50 or by 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. Payments by Bank Transfer should be made immediately after submitting your online application.
In addition to a credit Card, payments by Visa and Laser, there is also the option to send payment by Bank Transfer, payable to Postgraduate Applications Centre, 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.
Why am I not getting emails from the Postgraduate Applications Centre in Galway and Institute of Technology Carlow?
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 Institute of Technology Carlow may be flagged as Junk. You will need to either reduce the Junk mail filter or else add the Postgraduate Applications Centre (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Institute of Technology Carlow (email@example.com) email addresses as two of your safe senders.
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.
The site does not appear to be working correctly for me. Certain links are not displaying correctly.
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.
Yes. The first page of the online application form, with the exception of entering a College student number, must be filled in. After this point your application can be saved at any time by clicking the tick the save option at the bottom of the page. Thereafter, to complete your application you have already saved, go to the “My Account” section of the online application system and select the Continue option for your Incomplete application.
To view current application status: Click on My Account facility, then Click on Status.
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.
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. You can also log onto the PAC System, and select My Account on the right navigation menu. Your complete and incomplete applications will be displayed here.
We require transcripts of examinations for all years passed
If I am a current ITCW student or past ITCW graduate, do I need to submit evidence of my ITCW degree(s)/postgraduate qualifications?
You are not required to submit evidence of degree(s)/postgraduate qualifications pursued at Institute of Technology Carlow. However, if you are a current ITCW student/past ITCW graduate and have also completed additional degree(s)/postgraduate qualifications in another University/College, you must provide official copy documentary evidence of your non-ITCW qualifications.
If I am a non-ITCW applicant, where do I send copies of my previous degree(s)/qualification(s) transcripts (results) and parchments/certificates?
You must submit copies of all non-ITCW qualifications (electronic copies can be uploaded via PAC My Account or by post to the Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway, Ireland). One copy of this documentation will suffice for all course choices.
What is the final date that copies of non-ITCW Transcripts and degree/qualification parchments/certificates, references (if applicable) must be submitted by?
Where possible, supplementary supporting documentation should be submitted (by uploading via PAC Application Status) or by post to PAC on or before the closing date of the programme to the Postgraduate Applications Centre in Galway. Supplementary documentation should be submitted within seven days of making your online application.
Please refer to the Institute of Technology Carlow website (www.itcarlow.ie) and under prospective students/postgraduate links you will find description of each taught programme, entry requirements and closing dates.
Applicants experiencing difficulties making an online application can contact the PAC at
Postgraduate Applications Centre,
1 Courthouse Square,
Tel: +353 (0)91 549260
Fax: +353 (0)91 563056
How can I cancel a course choice or an acceptance of a place on a particular course choice on a taught application?
If you wish to cancel a particular course choice on your postgraduate taught application to Institute of Technology Carlow, there is a cancellation facility on your PAC Application Status for Institute of Technology Carlow. Web Address: www.pac.ie Logon to the PAC system using your email address and logon password: Select Option : My Account facility To view current application status: Click on Status, To cancel an application course choice or course choice acceptance, click on the Cancel option across from the course code.
Queries may be referred to Institute of Technology Carlow at firstname.lastname@example.org
When you login to your PAC account, select 'My Account', then choose your application by clicking 'Status', you will see a link called Further Information under the 'Decision' column. If you click on this link you will find details on how to accept your offer as well as a contact email for our Finance office.
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