External Candidate Application

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Before applying as an External Candidate you must first download the School request form and present it to the Principal of the school you wish to sit your exams in. This does NOT apply to candidates sitting their exams in a Private College.

Once this form is complete, you should retain it and bring it to your examination centre on the 1st day of examination.

YOU MUST ALSO PRESENT PHOTO I.D. AT YOUR ORAL / PRACTICAL / WRITTEN EXAMINATIONS. i.e. Public Services Card, Passport, Driving License.

Please check all the boxes below and then click on "Proceed to Application" button below.


You MUST read the Memorandum of Instructions before proceeding with your application.

I have read and understood the Memorandum of Instructions, and I am aware of the syllabus requirements for each subject I am sitting.
I have permission from my chosen school to sit my Examinations.
I understand that once an application is made, a refund will not issue only in exceptional circumstances (e.g. illness).
Please confirm you have a CREDIT CARD/MEDICAL CARD with you to complete the next stage of this application.
I understand that information about the scheme of Reasonable Accomodations/Bilingual Translation Dictionaries and application forms may be obtained here.

*Are you in 5th Year?
You may not enter for any Leaving Certificate examinations in 2019 if you are an external candidate following a two year Leaving Certificate programme (5th and 6th year) and are currently in 5th year/year 1 of that programme. The SEC is aware that some external candidates studying in private colleges have been advised that they can sit a small number of examinations in fifth year (for example, to meet matriculation requirements) with the intention of taking the remainder of their subjects in 6th year. This is incorrect and the SEC wishes to advise any candidate in this situation that they may not enter for the Leaving Certificate in 2019. Candidates are asked to confirm that they understand the conditions of eligibility for entering the examinations which includes this particular requirement. The penalty for breaching this condition of entry includes removal from the entry registrar or withholding examination results.

I understand the conditions regarding eligibility to the Leaving Certificate Examinations as outlined above *.

 

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