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Abbey Rd, Ferrybank, Waterford,
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Senior Cycle Options
Leaving Cert Subjects and Grades 
FAQ's Subject Choice  
Senior Cycle Subjects - An Overview 
Subjects and Aptitude Tests 
Senior Cycle Subject Choice - LCVP 
Senior Cycle Subject Choice - Language & Science 
Easiest Leaving Cert subjects?  
LC Subjects-The Irish Times 
Options' Night Presentations  
Careers News
Home Economics will be a five year course from 2015  
Crisis shortage of Civil Engineering graduates in Ireland 
Appreticeships 
CAO
New Leaving Cert Points Scale 
Careers Articles
10 Essential CV Writing Verbs 
CAO
CAO Summary and Checklist  
CAO - Change of Mind Tips 
Careers Articles
Information for Parents 
Alternative Study Routes 
Useful Websites and Apps 
STEM Education in Ireland 
Careers Using the Irish Language 
Job Hunting and Interviews  
Third Level Grants
How to apply for a SUSI grant? 
College Supports
Students with Disabilities  
Third Level Scolarships 
HEAR and DARE 
Third Level
Going to College... 
College Accomodation 
Incoming 1st Year Students
First Year Options 2017 
Detailed Information on Junior Cert Subjects 
10 tips for parents of children starting secondary school 
Transitioning from Primary to Secondary School 
Waterford Support Services
Support Services in Waterford 
Study & Exams
Stress Fact Sheet  
Study Tips 
Avoid Exam Stress 
Relax Body & Mind 
Study Abroad
Why Study Abroad? 
Study in the UK 



CAO Summary and Checklist

 

Your application = your responsibility

 

 

Application dates and Fees

  • 20th January = €25.00
  • 1st February = €40.00

 

CAO application number

  • essential in communicating with CAO – keep safely

 

Restricted application courses

  • must be applied for by February 1st
  • listed by colleges in handbook as restricted – art, drama, music, Church of Ireland

College of Education, Rathmines and medical courses

 

DARE

Supporting applicants with disability e.g. Dyslexia, ongoing medical illness – SIF application must be completed with supporting documentation - www.accesscollege.ie

 

HEAR

Supporting applicants with financial difficulties (pg.8)

  1. www.studentfinance.ie  www.susi.ie

 

Order of Preference

Essential to fill in course choices (10 choices L8 and 10 choices L6/7) in order of preference as applicant will be offered the course highest on their list that they have the points for. Courses applied for lower than the offer are deleted from the application and cannot be selected

 

Statement of application record

Sent to all applicants by early May; your responsibility to ensure all information is correct

 

Not studying Irish

Applicants must check CAO statement and follow instructions regarding informing NUI exemption procedure

 

Change of mind

May 5th – July 1stno fee, no penalty; check application for amendments

 

Late sanction courses

Change of mind or direct application to college

 

Leaving Cert Results and offer of places

Mid - August – First round offers

Five working days after Leaving Cert results (approx) CAO offers places on a supply and demand basis – the more applicants for a course with a limited number of places, the higher the points.

 

August/September - Second round offers

To fill any remaining places. Offers made to all applicants who now have points for courses higher up their list of course preferences

 

Deferral

Check now with college about conditions under which deferral might be granted. No common policy regarding deferral. IADT Dun Laoghaire will not consider deferral and UL for LM101. On receipt of offer contact the college concerned immediately; decision made within ten days. Applicants obtaining a deferral must re-apply the following year for the deferred course only and are guaranteed a place on the course. (Pg 5)  

 

Accepting an offer

Ten days to decide to accept a course (on-line or postal) or reject (do nothing); accepting a course does not mean you cannot be offered a course higher on your application if you become eligible in later rounds.

 

CAO 2015 - Important Dates

 

Central

Applications

Office

(CAO)

 

January 20th: Early online closing date at 5.15pm

 

February 1st: Normal closing date at 5.15pm

 

March/April: Most ‘restricted’ course interviews/tests

 

March 1st:       Closing date for completion of HEAR/DARE forms at 5.15pm

 

April 1st:          Closing date for completion of supporting documentation for HEAR/DARE forms at 5.15pm

 

Before end May: Statement of application sent to all applicants – CHECK……SAVE

 

May 1st:           Closing date for late applications at 5.15pm

 

May 5th:         Change of mind facility opens – free of charge

 

June:              Leaving Certificate begins

 

July 1st:          CAO closing date at 5.15pm

 

Mid - August: Leaving Cert results

 

August 17th:   Expected date for Round 1 offers

 

August 24th:    Expected closing date for acceptances of Round 1 at 5.15pm

 

August 26th:   Expected date acceptance of Round 1 offers

 

August 28th:   Expected date for Round 2 offers

 

Early September: Registration

 

September 2nd: Expected closing date for Round 2 acceptances

 

Early October: Results of Leaving Cert appeals released

 

October 14th: CAO 2015 closes

If you fail to deal with an offer properly and on time you may lose the place

 

 

Contact with CAO:

Use the email ‘contact us’ form on the website www.cao.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






 

 
 
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