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53,000 People Receive CAO Offers With Points Rising For Most Courses

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

2:00 PM - 11 Sep 2020



Points for most College courses have increased compared to last year.

Over 53 thousand people have received a first-round CAO offer in the last few minutes.

52% of people who applied through the CAO system for a Level 8 course have received their first choicer, with 80% receiving one of their top three choices.

As expected points for many courses have increased on last year as a result of grade inflation brought on by calculated grades.

Here are some examples of the shift in points from 2019 to 2020:

Computer Science and Business - Trinity - 510 => 555
Science - UCD - 521 => 533
Science - NUI Galway - 400 => 433
Chemical Sciences - UCC - 465 => 485

Primary Teaching

DCU 462 => 488

Mary I 473 => 495

Maynooth University 499 => 507

General Nursing

UCD 398 => 429

AIT 410 => 442

UCC 444 => 454

DCU 414 => 454

Trinity 402 => 429

GMIT 391 => 429

NUIG 442 => 476

UL 440 => 475

Law

UCC (Law Pathways 3 or 4 years) 476 => 507

DCU (Law and society) 453 =>466

TUD (Law LLB) 429 => 451

Trinity (Law) 533 => 566

UCD (Law) 522 => 546

NUIG (Law BCL) 473 => 499

Journalism

DCU 401 => 429

NUIG (Arts (Journalism)) 410 => 400

UL (Journalism and Digital Communication)388 => 402

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CAO applicants have until Wednesday afternoon to accept their offer.

Eileen Keleghan, CAO Communications Officer, asks applicants to carefully consider any offers received in this round.

“One of the common queries that we receive at the offers stage is around order of preference. Applicants are reminded that if they receive a lower preference offer they can accept this offer and it will not prevent them from receiving an offer of a course higher up on their courses list in a later offer round if a place becomes available and they are deemed eligible.



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