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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C
Sam Boal/ Minister Richard Bruton answering the phone at the National Parents Council Exam Helpline centre
# choose carefully
Over 3,000 people are getting second round CAO offers today
Accepting the new offer will automatically cancel a previous acceptance.

MORE THAN 3,000 offers have been made in the second round of CAO applications today, details of which you can find here.

Applicants will have until 5.15pm on Wednesday 6 September to accept their offer.

In all, 3,308 offers have been made in the second round.

A total of 1,991 Level 8 offers were made, as well as 1,317 Level 7/6 offers, to 3,087 CAO applicants in this round. (Some people will have received multiple offers).

Of these, nearly half of recipients of Level 8 offers (967) received their first preference course, as did 938 recipients of Level 7/6 offers.

CAO general manager Joseph O’Grady said applicants should carefully consider their options at this stage.

He said: “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 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.

Applicants can check if they’ve received a Round Two offer by logging into their CAO account using the My Application facility.

Those who are successful will receive an email and text notification if they chose to receive correspondence in this way. Applicants will also receive the notification by post 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.

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.

For more information, visit the CAO website.

Read: All of the Round Two offers here

Read: The CAO points are out – but remember, don’t panic

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