Irish Doctors & Vets Made in Poland

Irish Doctors & Vets Made in Poland

This Autumn a record 100 Irish will join almost 300 colleagues studying medicine or veterinary science already in Poland. Why Study in Poland? Getting a medical or veterinary degree abroad is a necessity for many Leaving Cert students as it becomes increasingly difficult to get a place in Irish medical schools – let alone the […]

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Could You be Exempt From Studying Irish in the LC?

Could You be Exempt From Studying Irish in the LC?

Do you despise Peig Sayers? Do you find yourself struggling with the Modh Coinníollach? Then you might just be in luck when it comes to next year’s Leaving Cert. As a subject, Irish has been mandatory for most students for the past few decades. While this is great if you’re a dab hand at your […]

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AIT Information Evening

AIT Information Evening

Athlone Institute of Technology is hosting a CAO Information Evening for Parents, Mature Students, and QQI Applicants next Tuesday, 15th January 2019 from 6 pm to 8 pm. Event Information: If you’re applying to college this year as a leaving certificate, QQI or Mature Applicant then visit the AIT CAO information evening on Tuesday 15th […]

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The CAO Form: What you need to know

The CAO Form: What you need to know

It’s equal parts terrifying and exciting; the CAO has been tormenting potential undergraduates since 1976 – but not to worry. Here at Whichcollege.ie, we’re going to demystify it.  The CAO form itself is actually very straightforward. In fact, once you stop hyperventilating and read the instructions carefully it’s hard to go wrong. Nevertheless, it is […]

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CAO Applications Open Now

CAO Applications Open Now

Earlybird Discount Are you prepping for your future? Now’s the time to get researching colleges and options. The CAO is accepting applications now. Apply on-line before 20th January for a reduced fee of €30. What is the CAO? The Central Applications Office processes applications for undergraduate courses in Irish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Decisions on […]

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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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DCU First Round Offers: High Demand in STEM, Education, Business & Humanities

DCU First Round Offers: High Demand in STEM, Education, Business & Humanities

Across the country today, over fifty-thousand CAO applicants will receive a third-level course offer from the Central Applications Office. There’s no doubt that Dublin City University’s admin team will be very busy indeed, as they are offering a whopping 3,418 places to students. This is an increase on last year’s figures despite a national drop […]

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NUI Galway to Host a CAO Change of Mind Clinic

NUI Galway to Host a CAO Change of Mind Clinic

Students interested in studying at NUI Galway are invited to the CAO Change of Mind Clinic on campus on Monday, 25 June. Parents and guardians are also welcome to attend the event, which runs from 12-3pm in the Aula Maxima in the Quadrangle. The CAO Change of Mind facility closes at 5.15pm on Sunday, 1 […]

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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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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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NUI Galway to pilot Creative Arts Scholarship Scheme

NUI Galway to pilot Creative Arts Scholarship Scheme

NUI Galway is to make available a limited number of places in the creative arts for students of exceptional achievements under its novel Creative Arts Scholarship Scheme – the first scheme of its kind among Irish universities. The scheme is offering 40 CAO ‘Performance Points’ in recognition of the significant time and dedication applicants have […]

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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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Changing your mind? Seeing IADT graduates’ work might help

Changing your mind? Seeing IADT graduates’ work might help

Last Thursday (13 June) was the final day of Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology’s Graduate Exhibition. The art on display was of such extraordinary quality that several of the works captured the attention of Irish Times reviewer Aidan Dunne, who described the students’ work in today’s paper as ‘Inventive, ambitious, engaged and […]

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Demand for college places to exceed supply by 2015

Demand for college places to exceed supply by 2015

  According to the Higher Education Authority’s Chief Executive Tom Boland, this year’s crop of Leaving Certificate students may be the last to avail of the approximate equality between the number of higher education places that are available to them and the demand to fill those places. Speaking to the Irish Times, Mr Boland  commented: […]

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Transition to third-level education set to ease

Transition to third-level education set to ease

So the CAO system is to receive its first-ever shake up. The proposed reforms of Ruairí Quinn, Minister for Education and Skills, are still a little shy of detail, but they have been outlined. The three main changes are: A significant reduction in CAO Level 8 (honours) courses. There will now be far less course specificity as […]

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3rd level applications increase despite financial pressures

3rd level applications increase despite financial pressures

  Earlier this month the CAO released it’s annual tally of CAO applications – and it makes for interesting reading. A total of 71,186 applications were made by February 1st. This is the lowest figure since 2008 when 68,809 applied but, as the Irish Independent reports, there is an underlying upward trend since 2003 when […]

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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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