Application Instructions and Phases
Complete “Phase one (1)” application form (on this page)
Pay the application fee via the link below the application. The application fee is 10€ or $11.50
Once we receive your (a) Phase one (1) application; and (b) application fee we will notify you via the email address you provided in the application.
You will then be sent the GCAS BA Entrance Examination. You will have two weeks to complete and submit the GCAS BA Entrance Examination. After you submit the GCAS BA Entrance Examination you will be informed about the results within two weeks.
After you complete the GCAS BA Entrance Examination you will then move on to Phase Two (2) of the BA Application, which is divided into the following five (5) parts:
(a) Submit: Resumé / CV Submission
(b) Submit: Life Portfolio
(c) Submit: Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
(d) Pass an Interview (online or in person)
(e) Submit English Language Exam results if required
After the applicant completes Phase two (2) you will be informed about being accepted or not. This will normally take two weeks from the time you complete Phase Two (2) requirements.
What GCAS College looks for in an Applicant
GCAS College has one of the best faculties in the world. We seek to recruit leaders of the next generation who are courageous enough to succeed and flourish. We especially desire applicants who want to concretely address the most vexing issues our planet faces, through bold new projects, ideas, business models and innovative research findings. Therefore, the qualities we seek in an applicant do not simply concern their academic record, but more their academic promise and who the applicant is beyond “standardized assessments.”
We do factor the applicant’s academic record into the decision-making process; however, it's worthy to note that the Chancellor of GCAS College Dublin, Prof. Dr. Creston Davis nearly failed High School. He graduated with a 1.8 GPA, which is a “C” grade overall, but because his grades weren't good enough to enter College, he joined the US Army. After the Army, he went on to study at places like Oxford, Duke, and Yale, completing his PhD at the University of Virginia in 2006. Dr. Davis’ story is important because although he nearly failed High School, he had academic gifts that his High School and the “standardized system” neither understood nor appreciated.
Among applicants, GCAS College Dublin also welcomes those who, like Dr. Davis, did not succeed in a standard education system, but nevertheless have promise - both academically and in terms of the will to think and succeed. This is why we do not accept the SAT or ACT examinations scores but rather have our own GCAS BA Entrance Examination. Our examination is designed to identify bold applicants who think against the grain. For more on the examination follow this link.
So, if you think you have what it takes to join GCAS College, then we encourage you to apply.
Perhaps this is your moment to live into who you are and not what the standardized system tried to make you believe about yourself.
Please be advised there are English Language Requirements that each applicant must meet or exceed in order to be offered acceptance. Please familiarize yourself with our language requirements in section 1.17 in the Student Handbook.
Application: Phase One (1)
GCAS College Dublin BA Application
GCAS College Dublin is recruiting the best minds of the next generation. We are excited to form the first class of our BA Program in Interdisciplinary Studies. We take seriously our job of nurturing and supporting our students with the highest quality educational resources available.
We consider this recruitment and application process to be a crucial part of accepting new students into our program. This is because when an applicant is accepted, they will enter into a world-leading academic community and, when the student graduates, they will become co-owners of GCAS College Dublin along with the faculty and other graduates. Our application process is designed like it is because we want to discover and work with applicants who understand and want to extend our mission, vision, and values throughout their lives.
The BA Application contains two required phases. Phase one (1) is the initial application and fee. Phase two (2) is advanced and gives the applicant and GCAS College Dublin opportunities to get to know each other better. There are no additional fees in Phase two (2). After the applicant completes Phase two (2) they will be notified whether or not they have been accepted into our College and global academic community.