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# cao 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 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.
# Change Of Mind
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 applications
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.
# Extra curricular
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.”
# rebecca carter
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.
# Leaving Cert
Over 5,000 students appealed their Leaving Cert results - five got their results downgraded
Over 1,400 got upgraded.
# Round Two
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.
# sponsored by kbc
Looking for the Round Two CAO points? We have them all right here
Here are this year’s offers, broken down by institution.
# CAO 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.
# what to do next
Heading to college? Here are the items you HAVE to bring
Thousands of new college students will start their journeys in the coming weeks.
# Facebook Live
Watch: We answered all your CAO questions live this morning
Career guidance specialist Andree Harpur and DCUSU’s Aisling Fagan joined us earlier today.
# what to do next
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.
# Education
The 25 bonus CAO points for Higher Maths has more than doubled participation
The bonus was introduced in 2012.
# don't panic
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 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 2018
Got a question about the CAO? Let us put it to an expert
Join us for a special Facebook Live.
# sponsored by kbc
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.
# Results
Leaving Cert results: Girls continue to outperform boys in getting top marks
A gender breakdown of Wednesday’s results has been released.
# CAO 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?
# decisions decisions
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.
# supply and demand
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.
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.
# choose carefully
Over 3,000 people are getting second round CAO offers today
Accepting the new offer will automatically cancel a previous acceptance.
Looking for the Round Two CAO Offers? They're all right here
Points for plenty of courses have dropped as of today.
# watch now
Watch: We answered all your CAO questions live
Here’s what guidance counsellor Beatrice Dooley and DCU’s Cody Byrne had to say.
# cao-2017
The CAO points are out - but remember, don't panic
It’s the first set of offers since a new points system was introduced.
# sorted
Got a question about the CAO? We'll have the experts in tomorrow morning to answer all your queries
Let us know the questions you want answered.
Want to check the CAO points? We'll have them right here from 6am
Whatever the college, whatever the course, we have you covered.
Looking for the Round One CAO Points? Find them all right here
Ready to find out what you’ve been offered? We’ve got you covered.
# Leaving Cert
'Whatever your results today, there will be opportunities for you'
More people took Higher Level subjects this year, but the number of top marks is down.
# mature students
Received a CAO offer today? Here's what you need to know
Over 6,600 people, mainly mature and deferred applicants, will get offers.
# decisions decisions
Last-minute surge expected ahead of CAO change-of-mind deadline tomorrow
Last year, over half of applicants made changes before the deadline.
# 11th hour
Teachers say 'pay is insufficient' as urgent appeal made for Leaving Cert markers
The SEC said that it would have sufficient numbers in place and did not want to “cause alarm” with the appeal.
There has been a plunge in the number of students who want to do nursing
A total of 76,086 applications were received by CAO 1 February.
CAO deadline: 'It's easy to forget about other options outside of this one, points-driven route to education'
Apprenticeships and traineeships must no longer be thought of as an alternative to traditional education, rather they must be viewed as viable and vibrant options within Ireland’s education system, writes Elisha Collier O’Brien.
'If ever there was a sign that the boom is back, it’s vultures building student homes on Summerhill'
Affordable student housing is essential and could be a solid investment for the Government. So why are we handing it over to the vultures, writes Éilis Ryan.
Career coach: 'Why over 70% of students drop out of first year in some courses'
Making career decisions can be a difficult process and academia is not for everyone, writes Dearbhla Kelly.
# College Applications
Take your pick: Applications for CAO courses open from today
Put your preferred choice first – not the course with the most points.
# Third Level
More than 2,500 second round CAO offers are out today
Accepting the new offer will automatically cancel a previous acceptance.