Leaving Cert students to receive first CAO offers this afternoon

Leaving Cert students to receive first CAO offers this afternoon

Students receiving their first-round CAO offers later today are being urged to treat it as the only one they get.

Thousands will be able to log on to the CAO's website from 2pm and find out if they're successful in getting their preferred course.

The offers are being issued earlier this year after the High Court last year ruled in favour of a student that the existing appeals process was unfair and not fit for purpose.

Guidance counsellor Jane Byrne said there are a number of things students should look out for this afternoon.

She said: "The could potentially receive two offers, one from their level six and seven listing and one from their level eight listing.

"They will have a number of days, up until August 23 at 5.15pm to make a decision regarding which offer they would like to accept."

More on this topic

Letter to Editor: Show the darker side of examsLetter to Editor: Show the darker side of exams

UCD SU say competition for college places at 'alarming level' as points exceed 600UCD SU say competition for college places at 'alarming level' as points exceed 600

Students advised to consider all options before making final CAO decisionStudents advised to consider all options before making final CAO decision

71 Leaving Cert students have results withheld over suspected cheating71 Leaving Cert students have results withheld over suspected cheating

More in this Section

Gardaí investigating whether fire in Cork was started deliberatelyGardaí investigating whether fire in Cork was started deliberately

Tracker Mortgage Scandal: Hundreds may find their complaints judged out of date Tracker Mortgage Scandal: Hundreds may find their complaints judged out of date

Irish 'blame culture' contributing to shortage of consultantsIrish 'blame culture' contributing to shortage of consultants

HSE spending on agency staff in mental health services nearly twice its budgetHSE spending on agency staff in mental health services nearly twice its budget


Lifestyle

Parents need all the help they can get these days — so should children help out more at home, asks Lindsay WoodsHelping hands: Chores can be child’s play

The Leaving Cert points have been tallied, the CAO offers made, and now the hunt is on for student accommodation.Making Cents: Now, first-years must learn how to rent a room

A dermatologist gives their advice on what to do when your skin is suffering from post-partum hormones.How your skin can change post-pregnancy and what you can do about it

Sadly, the deceased Okjokull Glacier might just be the tip of the iceberg.As Iceland mourns a departed glacier – Five glaciers to visit before they disappear

More From The Irish Examiner