Form V and VI Parents: Guidance Information Presentation and Handouts

Please find below the presentation on the CAO system and 3rd Level options from the presentation last Thursday, November 30th. Regards Mr. Kearney   General 3rd Level and CAO Information VI Parents Presentation_2018 CAO Demonstration Application – Practice before completing over Christmas DARE Checklist for Applicants DARE2018 DARE-Applicant-Checklist-2018 The school works with students in January/…

CAO: Change of Mind

CAO Change of Mind Facility Now Open   CAO have opened their Change of Mind Facility. Applicants will now be able to register changes in their course choices online, free of charge. There is no limit to the number of times applicants can review their course choices between the 5th of May and the 1st…

CAO: Month by Month Guide

Similar to the Guidance Calendar I gave you all at the start of the year, you’ll find below a month by month guide of key CAO and non-CAO deadlines etc A step-by-step guide to applying for a college place this year You need to register now to apply for college through the CAO, but you…

CAO: Steps to Register and Apply

Register The first thing to do is make sure to register with the CAO. Applicants can go to http://www.cao.ie and start their application by entering their personal details, their qualifications or type of assessment, and making their payment. Applying early has its advantages. Applications processed before 17:15 on 20th January benefit from a discounted application…

V/ VI: DARE/ HEAR Clinics

The DARE and HEAR processes are the same no matter what relevant institution you are attending. The clinics in UCC and CIT are free. Date: Saturday January 16th 2016 Time: 10am – 2pm Drop in anytime between 10am and 2pm for information on the HEAR and DARE Schemes Talk to DARE and HEAR advisors about your…

VI: DARE Application

DARE Information It is advised that before choosing a course, applicants should contact the relevant department to discuss the suitability of the course and check any minimum entry requirements such as levels of Maths and number of Honours subjects required and any other requirements of a particular course such as a portfolio or interview. DARE…

Senior Students: Climbing the College Course Ladder

Climbing the College Course Ladder Students and parents may have heard phrases such as Level 8 and Level 7, in relation to educational courses after Leaving Cert., and may not know what they mean. Guidance Counsellor Aoife Walsh, explains it all here: The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) places qualifications at an appropriate level on…

Class of 2017: New CAO Points System

New CAO Points System LCVP points are also changing to 66/46/ 28. IWhy are the points changing? It is trying to take some of the heat out of the points race. By reducing the number of grading bands from 14 to eight, students may feel less inclined to chase marginal gains in the Leaving Cert….

CAO: Courses with Available Places

The CAO Available Places facility remains open, with over 200 courses with available places advertised – this facility is free to existing applicants, and to new applications for a fee of €40 For more information about the Offer and Acceptance process or Available Places visit the CAO handbook (also available online) and watch the CAO…

CAO: Restricted Entry Courses

CAO Courses – Restricted-Application Courses, 2015 Entry Certain CAO courses are Restricted-Application courses. This means they cannot be applied for after February 1st by either a Late Application or a Change of Mind. For Example, CE001 Education – Primary Teaching Church of Ireland College 390# This is because they have early assessment procedures, such as…

CAO: Live Q and A from UCC

Live Online CAO Q&A UCC’s first live online Q&A session of 2015, hosted by a panel of UCC experts, will take place on Thursday 29 January, 4.30-5.30pm.The session will be aimed at Leaving Certificate students who are making applications through the CAO and have questions about their applications, undergraduate courses at UCC, or anything to do with…