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# cao - Friday 5 November, 2021

There's a 'national obsession' with the points race, says Harris highlighting CAO changes
# Student Options
# Student Options

There's a 'national obsession' with the points race, says Harris highlighting CAO changes

Nov 5th 2021, 1:02 PM 14,313 Views 30 Comments

The new enhanced CAO website now includes Further Education and Apprenticeship options.

CAO opens for third level applications today
# Third Level
# Third Level

CAO opens for third level applications today

Nov 5th 2021, 6:30 AM 8,889 Views 1 Comment

It opens at noon today.

# cao - Monday 20 September, 2021

Nearly 1,500 students receive first higher education offer in second CAO round
# College
# College

Nearly 1,500 students receive first higher education offer in second CAO round

Sep 20th 2021, 12:56 PM 15,603 Views 0 Comments

The CAO released its second round of offers to applicants this morning.

# cao - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Higher education minister questions if Leaving Cert is ‘right way to go’
# Points Race
# Points Race

Higher education minister questions if Leaving Cert is ‘right way to go’

Sep 8th 2021, 7:31 PM 16,836 Views 41 Comments

Simon Harris said the points race for third level places is ‘not the international norm’.

# cao - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

Over 55,000 people offered place in CAO Round One - points rise in teaching, business and health
# Round One
# Round One

Over 55,000 people offered place in CAO Round One - points rise in teaching, business and health

Sep 7th 2021, 2:00 PM 38,671 Views 13 Comments
  • This afternoon’s Round One offers is official confirmation of whether students got their preferred course.
  • Round One offers must be accepted online by 3pm on Monday 13 September.
  • Four courses have now reached 625 points.
The CAO points for 2021 have just been released. Find them all here
# Exams
# Exams

The CAO points for 2021 have just been released. Find them all here

Updated Sep 7th 2021, 2:00 PM 173,022 Views 8 Comments

Compare every course and institution with our dedicated site.

# cao - Sunday 5 September, 2021

'Inevitable' that points for most courses will increase due to record-breaking Leaving Cert results
# Grade Inflation
# Grade Inflation

'Inevitable' that points for most courses will increase due to record-breaking Leaving Cert results

Sep 5th 2021, 4:24 PM 23,347 Views 19 Comments

The chair of the CAO says grade inflation seen in the last two years is ‘unfair’ to students who deferred college in 2019.

# cao - Friday 3 September, 2021

Leaving Cert: Here's when all the CAO offers will be released – and when they must be accepted
# What To Do Next
# What To Do Next

Leaving Cert: Here's when all the CAO offers will be released – and when they must be accepted

Sep 3rd 2021, 1:07 PM 19,985 Views 2 Comments

Round one offers will be released next Tuesday.

# cao - Monday 12 July, 2021

Surge in applications for environment, education, and journalism courses
# CAO
# CAO

Surge in applications for environment, education, and journalism courses

Jul 12th 2021, 3:37 PM 11,513 Views 5 Comments

There has been a 136% increase in applications from other EU countries, and a 9% increase overall.

# cao - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

6,700 CAO applicants receive Round A offers today
# CAO Season
# CAO Season

6,700 CAO applicants receive Round A offers today

Jul 7th 2021, 12:08 PM 19,441 Views 2 Comments

Round A mainly concerns mature applicants, mature nursing/midwifery applicants, and people who deferred courses.

# cao - Saturday 20 March, 2021

Reform needed on Leaving Certificate and CAO application, says higher education minister
# Third Level
# Third Level

Reform needed on Leaving Certificate and CAO application, says higher education minister

Mar 20th 2021, 10:52 AM 16,723 Views 9 Comments

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris said he intends to “overhaul” the CAO application form next year.

# cao - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Over 20% increase in people applying to study nursing, CAO figures show
# Third Level
# Third Level

Over 20% increase in people applying to study nursing, CAO figures show

Mar 9th 2021, 8:39 AM 11,838 Views 14 Comments

There was a large increase in applications for medicine, too, with 4,031 first preferences.

# cao - Monday 8 March, 2021

CAO system set to be overhauled as government plans to ramp up apprenticeship numbers
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

CAO system set to be overhauled as government plans to ramp up apprenticeship numbers

Mar 8th 2021, 11:51 AM 13,599 Views 10 Comments

At present the CAO doesn’t include applications for apprenticeships, or some further education traineeships.

# cao - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

CAO surge sees thousands more apply for third-level courses than in previous years
# CAO
# CAO

CAO surge sees thousands more apply for third-level courses than in previous years

Jan 20th 2021, 10:34 PM 24,940 Views 7 Comments

The CAO has received 66,457 applications to date.

# cao - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Students hit by calculated grades error have been offered college places
# College Places
# College Places

Students hit by calculated grades error have been offered college places

Oct 8th 2020, 2:52 PM 26,846 Views 17 Comments

The CAO has offered places to 424 Leaving Cert students who missed out due to the error.

# cao - Monday 5 October, 2020

Leaving Cert students affected by calculated grades error to be included in Round 4 CAO offers
# CAO
# CAO

Leaving Cert students affected by calculated grades error to be included in Round 4 CAO offers

Oct 5th 2020, 5:38 PM 17,705 Views 4 Comments

Over 6,000 students received improved grades following the discovery of last weeks error in the calculated grades

# cao - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

CAO issues almost 3,000 Round Two offers
# Round Two
# Round Two

CAO issues almost 3,000 Round Two offers

Sep 23rd 2020, 1:33 PM 18,698 Views 0 Comments

Here’s how to check what you’ve been offered, and how long you have to think about whether you want to accept the offer.

# cao - Friday 11 September, 2020

Harris defends calculated grades and says it meant students in more disadvantaged schools didn't lose out
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Harris defends calculated grades and says it meant students in more disadvantaged schools didn't lose out

Sep 11th 2020, 6:17 PM 32,685 Views 54 Comments

The Higher Education Minister faced questions about claims students in private schools had been unfairly marked down under the system.

Over 50,000 people offered a place in first CAO round as points rise in health, business, teaching
# Round One
# Round One

Over 50,000 people offered a place in first CAO round as points rise in health, business, teaching

Sep 11th 2020, 2:09 PM 48,292 Views 17 Comments

This afternoon’s Round One offers is official confirmation of whether students got their preferred course.

'We're forgotten about': Students carrying over results fear being overlooked as CAO offers due out
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

'We're forgotten about': Students carrying over results fear being overlooked as CAO offers due out

Sep 11th 2020, 12:05 AM 18,301 Views 11 Comments

Ronan Cloney (20) Cloney has been trying to ensure fairness for deferred CAO applicants since May, when the exams were first cancelled.

# cao - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Dublin private school says its students were 'significantly penalised' by Leaving Cert calculated grades process
# The Institute
# The Institute

Dublin private school says its students were 'significantly penalised' by Leaving Cert calculated grades process

Sep 10th 2020, 8:22 PM 68,213 Views 50 Comments

The Institute of Education wrote to the Taoiseach today claiming its students had been penalised by “the bias” within the process.

# cao - Saturday 8 August, 2020

Over 4,000 applicants to receive their Round Zero CAO offers today
# Third Level
# Third Level

Over 4,000 applicants to receive their Round Zero CAO offers today

Aug 8th 2020, 6:15 AM 45,497 Views 2 Comments

This round of offers are for those not awaiting their grades for the 2020 Leaving Certificate.

# cao - Saturday 18 July, 2020

5,800 CAO applicants will receive Round A offers this morning
# CAO Offers
# CAO Offers

5,800 CAO applicants will receive Round A offers this morning

Jul 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 51,555 Views 9 Comments

4,769 applicants will get Level 8 course offers with 2,241 applicants being offered a Level 7/6 course.

# cao - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

CAO applications: Jump in demand for climate and transport college courses
# Green Shoots
# Green Shoots

CAO applications: Jump in demand for climate and transport college courses

Jul 8th 2020, 2:39 PM 22,228 Views 10 Comments

The date for the main body of offers for students completing the Leaving Cert has not yet been set.

# cao - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Last chance for students to alter applications as CAO change-of-mind option closes today
# Deadline Day
# Deadline Day

Last chance for students to alter applications as CAO change-of-mind option closes today

Jul 1st 2020, 6:00 AM 6,408 Views 0 Comments

CAO points, which are based on Leaving Cert grades, determine what college courses are offered to students.

# cao - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

CAO applications show drop in languages, arts and agriculture
# Cao Applications
# Cao Applications

CAO applications show drop in languages, arts and agriculture

Mar 10th 2020, 6:00 AM 17,793 Views 18 Comments

A total of 72,973 applications were received by CAO by the due date on 1 February.

# cao - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Want to apply for an undergraduate course through CAO? The deadline is this evening
# Deadline
# Deadline

Want to apply for an undergraduate course through CAO? The deadline is this evening

Feb 1st 2020, 6:30 AM 10,225 Views 0 Comments

People who have not yet completed their applications are being urged by CAO to do so immediately.

# cao - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Looking for the Round Two CAO points? Find them all right here

Looking for the Round Two CAO points? Find them all right here

Aug 27th 2019, 2:11 PM 22,674 Views 0 Comments

Browse every course and institution with our dedicated site.

# cao - Thursday 15 August, 2019

CAO round one offers are out - so what's next?
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

CAO round one offers are out - so what's next?

Aug 15th 2019, 3:00 PM 18,391 Views 3 Comments

Thousands of students received offers for college places today.

Round One CAO points are out now: Find them all right here
# CAO
# CAO

Round One CAO points are out now: Find them all right here

Aug 15th 2019, 2:00 PM 48,563 Views 3 Comments

Compare every course and institution with our dedicated site.

Over 50,000 people offered a place in first CAO round
# Take Your Places
# Take Your Places

Over 50,000 people offered a place in first CAO round

Aug 15th 2019, 2:00 PM 25,286 Views 6 Comments

There was a slight increase in applications to the CAO this year when compared to last year.

# cao - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Latin, Libya and Leitrim: Leaving Cert results by numbers
# Exams
# Exams

Latin, Libya and Leitrim: Leaving Cert results by numbers

Aug 13th 2019, 11:54 AM 40,347 Views 20 Comments

Everyone has got their results, so here are the most important statistics from today.

Q&A: Why are CAO offers earlier this year?
# CAO
# CAO

Q&A: Why are CAO offers earlier this year?

Aug 13th 2019, 6:10 AM 17,269 Views 2 Comments

The CAO timeline has changed quite drastically this year.

# cao - Thursday 1 August, 2019

CAO issues thousands of 'Round Zero' offers today - here's what happens next
# Cao 2019
# Cao 2019

CAO issues thousands of 'Round Zero' offers today - here's what happens next

Aug 1st 2019, 6:20 AM 28,962 Views 3 Comments

Round Zero offers must be accepted by 7 August at 5.15pm.

# cao - Friday 5 July, 2019

Over 5,700 applicants receive CAO Round A offers today - here's what happens next
# Cao 2019
# Cao 2019

Over 5,700 applicants receive CAO Round A offers today - here's what happens next

Jul 5th 2019, 10:50 AM 22,943 Views 5 Comments

Round A offers must be accepted by Wednesday 10 July at 5.15pm.

# cao - Saturday 29 June, 2019

Want to change your CAO form? The deadline is Monday
# Change Of Mind
# Change Of Mind

Want to change your CAO form? The deadline is Monday

Jun 29th 2019, 11:00 AM 11,011 Views 3 Comments

People who have applied to go to college or university can add, remove or change the order of their course choices.

# cao - Saturday 9 March, 2019

CAO points set to jump for languages and the humanities this year
# Cao Applications
# Cao Applications

CAO points set to jump for languages and the humanities this year

Mar 9th 2019, 6:00 AM 20,425 Views 9 Comments

A total of 73,034 applications were received by CAO by the due date on 1 February.

# cao - Monday 25 February, 2019

A senator wants students to get CAO points for sports and social action
# Extra Curricular
# Extra Curricular

A senator wants students to get CAO points for sports and social action

Feb 25th 2019, 6:15 AM 13,455 Views 19 Comments

“It would especially benefit children from public schools around the country and level the playing pitch for them.”

# cao - Friday 15 February, 2019

CAO offers will be out earlier this year after case of student who won High Court judicial review
# Rebecca Carter
# Rebecca Carter

CAO offers will be out earlier this year after case of student who won High Court judicial review

Feb 15th 2019, 10:19 PM 18,885 Views 8 Comments

The changes confirmed by the government come after Rebecca Carter secured a place at UCD following a High Court battle.

# cao - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Over 5,000 students appealed their Leaving Cert results - five got their results downgraded
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Over 5,000 students appealed their Leaving Cert results - five got their results downgraded

Oct 10th 2018, 6:10 AM 23,807 Views 29 Comments

Over 1,400 got upgraded.

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