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# CAO

Last week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# 3RD LEVEL
CAO deadline closes with over 78k applications
A Change of Course Choices facility will become available on the CAO website this Friday.
Last year
2022
# CAO
Over 57,000 people offered place in CAO Round One, up more than 2,000 on last year
CAO ‘points’ dropped very slightly but remained close to last year’s levels.
# CAO
The CAO points for 2022 have just been released. Find them all here
Compare every course and institution with our dedicated site.
# round zero
Over 4,000 applicants will receive CAO Round Zero offers today
This round of offers is for people who are not competing with those waiting for 2022 leaving cert results.
# Leaving Cert
Leaving Cert: CAO round one offers to come out on 8 September
Leaving Cert results will be delayed again this year, coming out in early September rather than mid-August.
# Leaving Cert
Leaving Cert: CAO round one offers to come out on 8 September
Leaving Cert results will be delayed again this year, coming out in early September rather than mid-August.
# Next Level
Over 20% increase in applications for courses related to the environment, new CAO figures show
There was a significant drop in the number of people seeking to study midwifery in 2022.
All time
# student options
There's a 'national obsession' with the points race, says Harris highlighting CAO changes
The new enhanced CAO website now includes Further Education and Apprenticeship options.
# Third Level
CAO opens for third level applications today
It opens at noon today.
# College
Nearly 1,500 students receive first higher education offer in second CAO round
The CAO released its second round of offers to applicants this morning.
# Points Race
Higher education minister questions if Leaving Cert is ‘right way to go’
Simon Harris said the points race for third level places is ‘not the international norm’.
# Round one
Over 55,000 people offered place in CAO Round One - points rise in teaching, business and health
This afternoon’s Round One offers is official confirmation of whether students got their preferred course.
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.
'Inevitable' that points for most courses will increase due to record-breaking Leaving Cert results
Simon Harris: It's time to end the Leaving Cert points race in Ireland
# Exams
The CAO points for 2021 have just been released. Find them all here
Compare every course and institution with our dedicated site.
# grade inflation
'Inevitable' that points for most courses will increase due to record-breaking Leaving Cert results
The chair of the CAO says grade inflation seen in the last two years is ‘unfair’ to students who deferred college in 2019.
# what to do next
Leaving Cert: Here's when all the CAO offers will be released – and when they must be accepted
Round one offers will be released next Tuesday.
# CAO
Surge in applications for environment, education, and journalism courses
There has been a 136% increase in applications from other EU countries, and a 9% increase overall.
# CAO Season
6,700 CAO applicants receive Round A offers today
Round A mainly concerns mature applicants, mature nursing/midwifery applicants, and people who deferred courses.
# Third Level
Reform needed on Leaving Certificate and CAO application, says higher education minister
Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris said he intends to “overhaul” the CAO application form next year.
# Third Level
Over 20% increase in people applying to study nursing, CAO figures show
There was a large increase in applications for medicine, too, with 4,031 first preferences.
# Higher Education
CAO system set to be overhauled as government plans to ramp up apprenticeship numbers
At present the CAO doesn’t include applications for apprenticeships, or some further education traineeships.
# CAO
CAO surge sees thousands more apply for third-level courses than in previous years
The CAO has received 66,457 applications to date.
# College places
Students hit by calculated grades error have been offered college places
The CAO has offered places to 424 Leaving Cert students who missed out due to the error.
# CAO
Leaving Cert students affected by calculated grades error to be included in Round 4 CAO offers
Over 6,000 students received improved grades following the discovery of last weeks error in the calculated grades
# Round Two
CAO issues almost 3,000 Round Two offers
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.
# Leaving Cert
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.
# Round one
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.
# Leaving Cert
'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.
# The Institute
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.
# Third Level
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 offers
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.
# Green shoots
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.
# Deadline Day
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 applications
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.
# Deadline
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.
Looking for the Round Two CAO points? Find them all right here
Browse every course and institution with our dedicated site.
# Leaving Cert
CAO round one offers are out - so what's next?
Thousands of students received offers for college places today.
# CAO
Round One CAO points are out now: Find them all right here
Compare every course and institution with our dedicated site.
# take your places
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.
# Exams
Latin, Libya and Leitrim: Leaving Cert results by numbers
Everyone has got their results, so here are the most important statistics from today.
# CAO
Q&A: Why are CAO offers earlier this year?
The CAO timeline has changed quite drastically this year.