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You can find all of the Round Two CAO offers right here
Didn’t get what you wanted on the first pass? We’ve got the latest points from every institution.
# Offers
CAO 2016: Where are all the applicants coming from?
There are over 80,000 people waiting to hear if they’ve landed their favoured college spot.
# Explainer
The CAO offers are out now - What happens next?
Here’s all you need to know
# CAO 2016
Rise in CAO points for pharmacy, nursing and midwifery
Other courses requiring high points include dentistry, medicine and computer science.
# check it out
You can find all of the Round One CAO points right here
Do you have what you need for your preferred course?
# CAO 2016
Want to know the CAO points? We'll have them here from 6am
Every course, every third-level institution: we have you covered.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Do Irish students really pay some of the highest fees in the world?
As tens of thousands await CAO offers, FactCheck examines how the financial burden awaiting them compares with students in other countries.
# sponsored
You can find all of the Round One CAO points right here
Ready to see what you’ve been offered? We’ve got you covered.
# Exam Results
Girls scoring more A1s in Leaving Cert than boys
In 31 out of 36 subjects, female exam students topped the class.
# Student Life
10 key differences between college in Ireland and college in America
The movies lied to us.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you be happy for a student to rent your spare room?
Given the scale of the rental crisis being seen in Ireland, USI is requesting that people make their homes available to students.
# A1 performance
"I was just so over the moon" - Here's how it feels to get 8 A1s in the Leaving Cert
Six students received eight A1s in this year’s examinations.
# results 2016
Increase in Maths fails and fewer A1s overall: Here's how students got on with the Leaving Cert
A1s are down but there’s a few positive trends as well.
# decisions decisions
Here's what courses students have been applying for in this year's CAO applications
Nursing saw the biggest increase in applications since last year, while arts and social sciences had the biggest drop.
While economic recovery has opened up the jobs market, make sure your course is right for you
It’s important to pursue a career that you want and are confident you can handle, writes Clive Byrne.
# Going to College
Unsure about your CAO offer? Here's what you need to know
More than 35,000 people have accepted first round offers.
Are personal statements the answer for a CAO system badly in need of an overhaul?
Alternative admissions schemes could be a fair complement to the existing CAO system writes Trinity College communications officer Aifric Ní Chríodáin.
# CAO 2015
Flying the nest? Here's what to do if you're a college student renting for the first time
Good Leaving Cert points? Check. Got your college course? Check. Now it’s time to find somewhere to live.
# First Round
Explainer: A beginner’s guide on how to accept your CAO offer
Here’s what to do next…
# Round one
The CAO Round One offers in numbers
The moment of truth…
# Leaving Cert
Want to check the CAO points? We’ll have them right here from 6am
We’ll have all the points from every third-level institution, plus all the information you need to know.
# Asylum seeker
Direct provision student who received 575 points told to accept college offer
The minister for education has intervened in the matter.
# pump up the jam
Jam Making is every Leaving Cert's 'last resort', but is it even a real CAO course?
It’s only 15 points! It’s based on the Aran Islands! And it’s probably an urban myth.
# choices choices
Here's what everyone has been choosing on their CAO this year (after they changed their minds)
The first round of offers will be out on 17 August.
It's change of mind time for the CAO – but do students really know what they're getting into?
What makes one student successful when another fails? In answering this question, we’re not using one valuable resource: data.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you glad you chose the college course you did?
More than 74,000 people have applied for courses through the CAO. How did that work out for you?
# decisions decisions
Nursing is the big loser in this year's CAO applications
The college application service has released details from the initial round of course choices
# Gym Class Heroes
Which Irish Institute of Technology has the best gym facilities for students?
There’s plenty of choice out there.
# decisions decisions
The CAO deadline has passed but no need for panic....
Late applications can still be submitted between March until May.
# CAO 2015
14 tips on filling in the CAO from people who have been through it and survived...
Don’t worry. It’s all going to be ok.
# Going Away to College
96 hours to go until (some) college students make one of the biggest decisions of their lives...
The CAO deadline is this Sunday.
# Gym Class Heroes
Before you fill out that CAO form, ask - which Irish university has the best gym facilities?
We survey the facilities across the country’s top educational institutions.
Opinion: The CAO process can be daunting, so bear these tips in mind...
It’s an important step towards securing their college and course of choice, so give it the time it needs.
Stereotypes could be holding students back from embracing STEM courses
New research shows students biggest concern is fitting in at third-level.
# Seconds out
Fingers crossed: 3,300 Round Two CAO offers out today
For 761 students, it’s good news.
# Just Say Yes
Nearly 40,000 people have accepted CAO offers
Round two offers will be out on Thursday.
Opinion: 10 things you can do if you didn't get that college place you wanted
It may not seem so right now, but the world is your oyster…
# CAO 2014
There's still time to apply for 'Available Places' through CAO
Do you know about this list of courses with places still available? Get on it…