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More than 2,500 second round CAO offers are out today

Accepting the new offer will automatically cancel a previous acceptance.

Spring Mitchell, Paula Grina and Ian Bethel in Mount Temple Comprehensive School in Dublin with their Leaving Cert results.
Spring Mitchell, Paula Grina and Ian Bethel in Mount Temple Comprehensive School in Dublin with their Leaving Cert results.
Image: Sam Boal

MORE THAN 2,500 second round CAO offers have been made to students by the Central Applications Office today.

A total of 1,470 Level 8 offers and 1,103 Level 7/6 offers were made to 2,446 CAO applicants in this round.

Of the recipients of Level 8 offers, 708 received an offer of their first preference course; for Level 7/6 offer recipients, a total of 833 applicants’ first preference offers were received.

Applicants receiving an offer in this round have until Wednesday 7 September at 5.15pm to accept their offer.

Eileen Keleghan, CAO communications officer, advised applicants to carefully consider their options.

“Many of the applicants receiving a second round offer today may have already accepted an offer in round one, and it is important that they take the time to decide between these courses and inform the CAO before the reply date if they wish to accept the new offer. Accepting the new offer will automatically cancel a previous acceptance.

If this is an applicant’s first offer they can choose to accept this offer and this will not prevent them from receiving a higher preference course in a later offer round if they are deemed eligible. It is important to note, however, that the majority of offers have been issued at this stage and this may be the only offer that they will receive.

Keleghan added that people who have been unsuccessful in receiving an offer – or their desired offer – have several other options, including “further education courses which offer qualifications in their own right as well as opportunities to progress to third-level, apprenticeship schemes, taking a year out and reapplying through CAO next year, or repeating the Leaving Certificate”.

Available places 

The CAO available places facility also remains open, with over 200 courses with available places advertised – this facility is free to existing applicants, and open to new applications for a fee of €40.

Applicants can check if they have received a second offer here or by logging into their CAO account using the ‘My Application’ facility.

Successful applicants will also receive an offer notification by email and text message if they have selected this option. Paper offer notices should be with successful applicants by Friday.

If you wish to defer your current offer you must contact the admissions office of the offering institution immediately by email with the text ‘Deferred Entry’ in the subject line of the email. This email must be sent a minimum of two days before the reply date on the offer notice.

For more information, visit the CAO website.

Read: You can find all of the Round Two CAO offers right here

Read: CAO 2016: Where are all the applicants coming from?

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