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Nearly 40,000 people have accepted CAO offers

Round two offers will be out on Thursday.

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THE DEADLINE FOR prospective college students to accept the first round of CAO offers passed a few hours ago, with nearly 40,000 accepting.

By 5.15pm today, 38,239 applicants had accepted a round one offer.

A total of 50,848 applicants received an offer in round one, with almost 50% applicants receiving a Level 8 first preference and 78% receiving either a first, second or third preference on their Level 8 list.

Round two offers will be available to view online from 6am on Thursday.

General Manager of the CAO, Joe O’Grady, commented;

“Applicants who have accepted a second or lower preference course in round one may still receive an offer of a higher preference course in a subsequent offer round.

If an applicant is deemed eligible for a course in a later offer round – dependent on their position on the ‘Order of Merit list’ – they may be made an offer which they can either accept or ignore.

“Accepting a new offer automatically cancels any previous acceptances,” he added.

The Available Places facility is also taking applications from new and existing applicants for places on courses that have not been filled after the waiting list of eligible applicants has been exhausted – this facility is free for existing applicants and is accessible via the ‘My Application’ facility on the CAO website.

For new applicants an application for ‘Available Places’ can be made for a fee of €40.

Applications for ‘Available Places’ should be made before 11am next Monday to be considered for offers on the Friday of the same week.

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