Category Archives: CAO

Change of heart? Check out the CAO’s Available Places option

Had a change of heart about your CAO choices? Check out the CAO Available Places. This is also open to anyone who has not applied for a place through the CAO. How it works As the name implies, Available Places lists all … Continue reading

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DkIT launches new online information portal for students

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) has launched of a new online portal for prospective students. The portal offers information on a number of topics. These include the CAO Change of Mind process, as well as undergraduate courses and student life … Continue reading

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Had a change of mind? Changing your third-level course choices

Between 5 May and 1 July, third-level applicants can register to change their third-level course. The change can be done free of charge online. Although there are some restrictions, as a general rule, you can change your mind as often … Continue reading

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Mostly good news on this year’s CAO points

Many students sitting the Leaving Cert spend a lot of time worrying about CAO points. The points for third-level courses can fluctuate. This makes it impossible to know how many points students will need for their first choice courses. There … Continue reading

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Construction careers on the rise according to CAO figures

New CAO figures show that students are increasingly opting to study for careers linked to the construction industry. Architecture, engineering and business courses are among the most popular for students entering college this autumn. Applications for higher degree courses linked … Continue reading

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CAO application tips

The February 1 closing date for CAO applications is fast approaching, but now is not the time to panic or make rash decisions. To help you, we’ve put together a brief list of things to bear in mind when making … Continue reading

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CAO first preferences revealed – what do they tell us?

The CAO figures for first preference submissions have been released. These are typically a good indicator of the points requirements for courses when CAO offers are issued in late August. Growing in popularity Among the subject areas showing a growth … Continue reading

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Number of CAO courses to face cut

It looks as though the long-mooted shake-up of the Leaving Cert points system may happen after all. According to Minister of Education Ruairi Quinn, the plan is to gradually phase-in changes from September 2014 so that the new system is … Continue reading

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