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# cao - Friday 11 September, 2020

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Browse every course and institution with our dedicated site.

# cao - Thursday 15 August, 2019

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

Thousands of students received offers for college places today.

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

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

Compare every course and institution with our dedicated site.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

Want to change your CAO form? The deadline is Monday

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

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

“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

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

# cao - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

The CAO Round Two offers are out today. Here's what you need to know

In all, 771 applicants are receiving an offer for the first time in the CAO process.

# cao - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

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

Here are this year’s offers, broken down by institution.

# cao - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

There's still time to apply for some CAO courses through the 'Available Places' facility

Available Places are places that remain unfilled in particular courses after all offers have been made and waiting lists have been exhausted.

Heading to college? Here are the items you HAVE to bring

Thousands of new college students will start their journeys in the coming weeks.

# cao - Monday 20 August, 2018

Watch: We answered all your CAO questions live this morning

Career guidance specialist Andree Harpur and DCUSU’s Aisling Fagan joined us earlier today.

Students will struggle to find somewhere to live - but here is a starting point

We’ve been speaking to accommodation experts to gauge the supply and demand and the best moves this morning for CAO applicants.

The 25 bonus CAO points for Higher Maths has more than doubled participation

The bonus was introduced in 2012.

50,000 students receive CAO offers today. Here's the points breakdown and what happens next

Over half of those applying for a Level 8 course will be offered their first choice.

# cao - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Want to check the CAO points? We'll have them right here for you from 6am

Every college, every course. Get all the details first thing tomorrow.

# cao - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Got a question about the CAO? Let us put it to an expert

Join us for a special Facebook Live.

# cao - Friday 17 August, 2018

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

Ready to find out what you’ve been offered? We have all the details.

Leaving Cert results: Girls continue to outperform boys in getting top marks

A gender breakdown of Wednesday’s results has been released.

# cao - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Open thread: What did you REALLY need to bring with you to college?

And what do you really wish you had remembered to pack?

# cao - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Time is ticking - The CAO change-of-mind deadline is tomorrow

From 5.15pm tomorrow, applicants will no longer be able to change their preferences for the courses they would like to do.

# cao - Friday 9 March, 2018

CAO points to drop as demand dips but teaching is still one of the most popular courses in Ireland

There were 72,643 applications by 1 February – a decrease of 3,443 applicants on the previous year.

# cao - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Opinion: 'Not everyone needs or should have to go to college'

All I was left with was over three thousand worth of debt, no job prospects and a qualification no better than my Leaving Cert, writes Laura Buckley.

# cao - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Over 3,000 people are getting second round CAO offers today

Accepting the new offer will automatically cancel a previous acceptance.

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