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Mark Berney from Gorey Community College, Co Wexford qho got 9 A1s in his Leaving Cert. Julien Behal/PA Wire
Round 2

Round two CAO offers out today: Were you one of the lucky ones?

Some students will be hoping that points for their preferred college course come down and they are offered a place in college.

IF YOU WEREN’T happy with your round one college offer from the Central Applications Office (CAO), don’t fret because round two results were released this morning.

It comes as extra places become available when, for example, some people don’t take up their offers or colleges increase their capacity.

Some students will be hoping that points for their preferred college course come down and they are offered a place in college. However, in comparison to over 40,000 students receiving a first round letter, only 2,000 can expect letters from the CAO today.

The CAO revealed that a substantial number of students accepted their round one level 8 offers – around 75 per cent – by the 5pm deadline on Monday evening.

In total 43,989 Leaving Certificate students applied to the CAO to gain entry into various degrees and other courses over the summer.

Figures released by the CAO showed that arts and social science courses were the most popular with nearly 17,000 applicants to those courses in various educational institutions

Round two offers must be accepted by the deadline of 5.15pm Wednesday, September 4.

Were you one of the lucky ones that got offered a round two place today? Or maybe you were delighted with your round one offer, let us know in the comments below…

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Explainer: A beginner’s guide to the CAO Points system>

In pics: The guy that got 9 A1s and other Leaving Cert students’ results>

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