How to Apply to Become an ICD Student
ICD’s Admissions Service
Our dedicated staff are on hand to help you through the application process to join ICD and are more than happy to offer you one-to-one guidance, support, and information to help you through the process, whether it is via our web contact form on the ICD website, via email (to firstname.lastname@example.org ), over the telephone (to +35316333222), or face to face (just pop in to visit us during business hours to ICD Business School, Wicklow House, 84-88 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2, Ireland).
The ICD admissions and applications process is coordinated by:
- Ms Joyce Zhao (Registrar)
- Ms June Shannon (Student Liaison Manager)
- Ms Fei Feng (Admissions and Student Services Admin Office)
- Ms Lusilene de F. Alves (Admissions and Student Services Admin Office)
ICD admissions staff ensure all students receive full support in an efficient student-focused manner, which aims to ensure all individual students and prospective students receive maximum care, attention, information and access to all services:
- Applications and admissions support (and information requests): All prospective students wishing to study at ICD are welcome to contact the access and administration office at email@example.com
- General student questions: All students at ICD can receive answers to any questions they might have by visiting the admin office or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants can apply to study at ICD through the CAO or via direct applications, by contacting the college directly.
The Central Applications Office (CAO) processes applications for undergraduate courses at ICD. More information on how to apply through the CAO are available through the CAO website at www.cao.ie
If your CAO application is successful, the CAO will notify you that you have received an offer to take a place to study at ICD.
Whether you wish to apply to study at ICD through the CAO or to apply directly, our dedicated staff would be delighted to assist you and to provide you with all the information and support to make the application process as straightforward as possible. Please get in touch with us by emailing email@example.com or simply pay us a visit at our campus in Wicklow House, South Great George’s Street. We are always happy to help you over the phone too: Tel: 00353 1 6333 222.
Direct Applications for Access, Transfer or Progression
ICD welcomes direct applications from all students. Our staff will be more than happy to help you if you are considering joining the learning community at ICD. The Admissions and Student Services Admin office staff will help you in every way we can:
We can advise you on:
- How to apply
- CAO points requirements
- Application deadlines and intake dates
- Transfers to ICD from other colleges
- Transfers from one ICD course to another
- Progression from one ICD course to another (e.g. moving from undergraduate to postgraduate study)
- Fees and payment options
- Visa requirements to study in Ireland
- Whether you qualify for advanced entry (e.g. if you have prior qualifications, you may qualify to enter a course at an advanced stage [e.g. starting a course in second year])
- The registration process
- Student cards and ICD student services and induction
Please get in touch with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or simply pay us a visit at our campus in Wicklow House, South Great George’s Street. We are always happy to help you over the phone too: Tel: 00353 1 6333 222.
In order for you to apply for a course at ICD, we will request the following:
- Registration details (e.g. your details)
- Payment of course fees
- Evidence of prior qualifications and experience as required to enter (apply for) a course (e.g. evidence of previous study)
All prospective learners who do not qualify by the CAO route, and where English is a second language, must have an IELTS minimum score of 6.0. Equivalent English Language tests (Cambridge, TOEFL, Pearson and QQI’s TIE*) are also considered.
Evidence sought for language competency:
All applicants are asked to provide original copies of their results from the relevant English language testing body or educational institution. Applicants are also required to attend an interview in which the college’s admissions staff informally assess their English language speaking competence.
ICD also has an ongoing relationship with the Centre of English Studies for the purposes of providing extra language supports for any students who require it by request. During induction sessions, students are directed to English language support availability and all ICD lecturers are acutely aware of the need to advise cohorts of the need to continuously improve their English language skills in order to gain maximum benefit from their educational experience at ICD.
Direct Application Interviews
Direct (non-CAO) applicants are required to attend an interview in which the college’s admissions staff will discuss and assess the candidate’s suitability for a programme, which will include discussion about and clarifications regarding evidence of the applicant’s qualifications and experience.
ICD’s student friendly access and admissions process
Our ever-improving approach to access and admissions guarantees the following:
- Affordable education
- International student friendly
- Accessing ICD through the CAO
- Mature student friendly
- Advanced stage entry friendly
- Increasing access for non-traditional learners
- Female student and family situation friendly