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
DCU 462 => 488
Mary I 473 => 495
Maynooth University 499 => 507
UCD 398 => 429
AIT 410 => 442
UCC 444 => 454
DCU 414 => 454
Trinity 402 => 429
GMIT 391 => 429
NUIG 442 => 476
UL 440 => 475
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
DCU 401 => 429
NUIG (Arts (Journalism)) 410 => 400
UL (Journalism and Digital Communication)388 => 402
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.