Tips for applying to Rathmines

 Here are some practical tips for applying to Rathmines College

Apply Early:

  • Many courses fill-up before LC results are issued in August
  • The college accepts applications from January.

Apply online:

  • Open Day in January
  • Spring interview dates
  • Provisional Place offers can be made
  • Opportunity for detailed information on course / modules  / progression opportunities.

Prepare for interview:

  • Research study area
  • Know own strengths / interests
  • Bring support documentation when available
  • Prepare questions.

Stay in touch:

  • Personal approach
  • Option to change course preference / level
  • Identify any health / personal issues / learning needs that could impact on performance & may need support.

Typical Interview Question areas:

  • Reason for choice of course
  • Knowledge of subject area
  • Favoured subjects in school
  • Personal interests
  • Longer-term outlook  - progression / employment
  • Applicant invited to ask questions / add comments in support of application
  • Priority purpose of the interview is to ensure the suitability of each candidate and his/her ability to benefit positively from the course.


  • All courses have entry / advanced entry links to Universities / IT’s

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