Going to college this September? Getting your CAO application right

Going to college this September? Getting your CAO application right

If you are heading to college this year, now is the time to get cracking with your CAO application. If you register early, you can take advantage of a discounted CAO rate. Here we discuss some strategies to consider when applying for your college course. Take your time You don’t have to have made a […]

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DkIT launches new online information portal for students

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 at DkIT. Had a change of mind? You’re not the only one… Students have until […]

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

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 as you like. Hey, choosing a course can be difficult! Things to note If you […]

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Mostly good news on this year’s CAO points

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 is mostly good news for the more than 52,000 people who received their first CAO […]

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Construction careers on the rise according to CAO figures

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 to the built environment are expected to increase by 20 percent in the next month. […]

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CAO application tips

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 your choices. You can amend choices online for free until January 31 Students who apply […]

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CAO first preferences revealed – what do they tell us?

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 in interest were business/commerce (up by 6.5 per cent), engineering/technology (up by 3.5 per cent), […]

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Number of CAO courses to face cut

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 in place for students sitting the Leaving Cert in 2017. These plans recently overcame a […]

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Applying to the CAO

Applying to the CAO

The CAO: if you listened to everyone– parents, teachers, friends, family, the media – you’d think your whole future and personal worth was being decided by the numbers printed on a small, plain-looking sheet of paper produced in the late summer. In reality a greater importance should be attached to the preparatory work for your […]

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CAO

CAO

Welcome to the CAO section of Gotocollege. ie!Here you will find everything you need to know about the 2010/2011 CAO process, from negotiating the application process to effectively researching your options.

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Offers & Acceptance

Offers & Acceptance

First Round offers are expected to be made on August 22nd, 2011. It is important to remember that once you have received an offer for a course, you will NOT be considered for a place in any course that was lower down on your chosen ten. However, you may still receive, at a later date, […]

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Information Updates From the CAO

Information Updates From the CAO

More Messages from the CAO Whether you apply through the post or online, the CAO sends out a series of messages to keep you updated as the process proceeds. If you have applied online and submitted an email address they will send you a confirmation email, or you can visit the CAO web site after […]

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The CAO Form

The CAO Form

The CAO form is very straightforward, and it’s hard to go wrong. However, given the importance of getting it right, it is worth taking your time and concentrating on the task. There are four pages on the print CAO form and over thirty different spaces to be filled in. The majority of Irish school-leavers only […]

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CAO Application Process

CAO Application Process

When applying for entry onto a third-level course at any of the universities, colleges or ITs students need to do it through the CAO. Applicants can apply on either a written or online form. The CAO application is relatively straightforward but it is important to pay attention to the guidelines and meet the deadlines. As […]

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