1 What is College really like?

It’s hard to know what college is like until you get there, and all colleges are different.  In some ways, it’s easier to describe what college isn’t! Well, everyone says that it is not like school, or work, or home. So, what is college really like? We aim to give you a realistic view, based on things students told us they wish they had known.

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2 Choosing a Course and College

This article will help you decide what to study and where.  We provide practical tips on how to compare colleges and , how to prepare for open days and who to talk to at these events.

Why not start by watching this short video, I Don’t Know What for Students with Disabilities


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3 What is TUS Athlone really like?

TUS Athlone offers a good mix of academic, sporting, cultural and social life for your third-level experience. Our 2022/23 Student Handbook contains lots of useful information about campus life, support services, study guides, student policies and much more. Below are some of the facilities and service we have to offer.

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4 Applying to College

Find out more about applying to College generally, and about our admission process. Depending on the course your application will need to be made through the CAO

This video presentation describes how the CAO application, offer and acceptance processes work.

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6 What support is available?

Attending college can be both exciting and terrifying at the same time. It is important to know that there is support, information and resources available if you need them. Make sure you avail of every support you need to ensure you have the best possible college experience.

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