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Admissions at Sallynoggin College

SCFE welcomes applications from all, and is committed to providing an inclusive learning environment where all learners have the opportunity to develop, and reach their potential.

All applicants are invited to attend for interview, where an opportunity is provided to assess their suitability for a course place. Applicants may be accepted without meeting minimum entry requirements, if the College is satisfied that they have the necessary ability to take the course. Further details are available at interview.

Admissions & Enrolment Procedure

Step 1 – Application
Apply online. Application is open from January 1st to September 30th each year. Information on the availability of course places is regularly updated on the website. Application is acknowledged by email. There is no application fee.
Step 2 – Interview
All applicants are invited for interview (or audition and interview in the case of Dance and Performing Arts). Most Creative Studies courses require applicants to bring samples (portfolio) of their work to interview. This information is included with the interview notification. If in doubt, please contact the College office. Places are offered on a first come, first-served basis, based on suitability.
Step 3 – Acceptance of Place
A place is secured by payment of a non-refundable acceptance fee of €40.00, which should be paid promptly after offer, either on-line or by returning the Acceptance form, with €40.00, to the College office.
Step 4 – Registration
After acceptance of a place and payment of the €40.00 acceptance fee (no cash in the college), learners are invited to register as a student of SCFE. Registration usually takes place in late August/early September, and written notification of registration requirements is sent out in July. Where course places become available during August/September, late registration is offered up to the end of September.
Step 5 – Commencement
Classes usually commence in mid-September, and all learners are notified at registration of induction and commencement arrangements.

Course Charges

There are no tuition fees, however, there are costs attached to all courses. These include an acceptance fee, payable after a place has been offered and accepted, a PLC levy, student services charge, examination fees and charges for course materials, payable at registration or by arrangement with the College. Details of course charges are available on the SCFE website, Where a learner makes an application to repeat a year, by agreement with SCFE, the normal course charges will apply.

International applicants (Non-EA)

SCFE welcomes applications from international learners. Non-EA applicants (from outside the EU, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) are required to comply with Irish immigration requirements, and are required to pay the economic cost of the course, as determined by the Department of Education & Skills, in addition to SCFE course charges. For further information see

Please note:

  • All admissions to SCFE are subject to the regulations and policies of SCFE and the DDLETB.
  • Application is made online here.
  • All applicants are called for interview.
  • Entry requirements for each course are set out in the relevant course pages in this site.
  • Interviews are held between January and September each year, and courses run on an academic year basis, from September to May.
  • Places are limited on all courses and are allocated on a strictly first-come first-served basis, to learners who fulfil entry requirements and who have completed the application and interview process.
  • Early application and prompt acceptance of places is recommended, due to the limited number of places available.
  • Acceptance of a place at SCFE implies acceptance of all policies and procedures of the College.
  • SCFE reserves the right to refuse a place on the grounds that the course applied for is not suited to or appropriate for the applicant. All applicants may avail of the College appeals process.
  • After offer and acceptance of place, a non-refundable acceptance fee of €40.00 is payable.