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New/Incoming students

Information for New/Incoming Students 2018/19


Congratulations on coming to CIT which includes the CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, CIT Cork School of Music, National Maritime College of Ireland, and courses at Clonakilty Agricultural College!

If you need any supports for your lectures or exams when you are at CIT because of your learning difference, health condition or disability you will need to register with the CIT Disability Support Service (DSS). If you need an academic personal assistant for physical tasks, sign language interpreters, physical access to campus/buildings, or mobility training, please email as soon as possible.

Please read the information below and please email us if you have any questions.

DSS Welcome Events for new students and Parents/Guardians


The DSS runs an early Orientation for new DSS students and a Parents/Guardians Information Evening at the end of August/start of September - this webpage will be updated with the details each summer.

New Students

CIT DSS Student Orientation – Wednesday 29th August 2018 CIT Bishopstown Campus 9.45am - 1.30pm

The DSS Orientation for new students will take place in CIT Bishopstown Campus on Wednesday 29th August 2018 9.45am - 1.30pm. It is important that all new students who need DSS supports attend the orientation if they can. Please note this is a student only event.

Online booking will open on 20th August and close on 27th August. 

If you cannot attend the orientation, please make sure to read the DSS Student Guide 2018/19 and follow the registration information if you need supports from the DSS while studying at CIT:


Parents/Guardians Information evening - Monday 27th August 2018 6.30pm - 7.30pm, CIT Bishopstown Campus

The CIT DSS will run an information evening in CIT Bishopstown Campus, for parents/guardians of new students to explain the DSS registration process and supports available in CIT and the role of parents/guardians in supporting their son/daughter at third level and answer any questions.

If you cannot attend the night - please see our Parents/Guardians Information sheet by downloading this PDF and if you have any questions please email


DSS supports


Information about the DSS supports is in our 2018/19 Student Guide. Please click here to download. 

A hard copy of the Guide is available now from the CIT Access Office, Student Centre, Bishopstown Campus..

Please also check the information on our website about the different supports and information that might apply to you:








Registering with DSS

  • Students who are new to CIT will receive an information sheet about registering with the DSS in their course registration pack sent to them by the CIT Admissions Office at the end of August. You must register with the DSS in order to access exam supports, Learning Support or Assistive Technology.
  • See our Registration webpage:

CAO and DARE information and offers

  • If you are eligible for DARE you will be considered for reduced points places if needed and these offers will be made in the CAO round 1.
  • Students who are or who are not eligible for DARE who get a CIT place on their own merit are welcome to register with the DSS if they need supports.
  • More information about the DARE places available and the offers process is on our webpage:
  • For more information about starting a course at CIT in September please see the Admissions webpage: and you can also e-mail them at

Student accommodation

If you need accommodation in Cork and have not secured this so far please be aware that there is a severe shortage of accommodation for students. The CIT Student Accommodation office has information on their website: 

Unfortunately the DSS was unable to come to an agreement with private student accommodation providers so we cannot help students to source accommodation.

DSS Queries

If you have any queries at this stage please email  and please include your name, date of birth and CAO number.