Topic: Second round
Our helpdesk team answer your queries on second round offers
These are collated answers from our helpdesk. For all the questions, visit the helpdesk at http://liveblog.irishtimes.com/e054173c0e/LIVE-Results-2013-Helpdesk/
Q: I lost out on my first choice of Veterinary Medicine through random selection even though I had the required 575 points, what are my chances of being offered it in Round 2?
I don’t have the answer to this. How many places will come available will depend on the number of students that decline their place through the first round. Also the amount in the random sampling pool will also have a bearing. Obviously the less people that didn’t get it due to random sampling the better it is for you in getting offered a place in round 2.
Q: Business in UL has gone up to 410 from 375 in 2012, was a35 point rise expected & would you feel the 2nd round will see a drop to anywhere near last years levles
We have seen an increase in the demand for Business courses and obviously a demand for this course hence the increase of points. This course did not go down in points in round 2 last year.
My guess would be that it is unlikely to go down by that much to meet last years points.
Q: I got my first round offer in my email but its for the course that was second on my CAO(Electrical engineering UCC), dose this mean i didn’t get into my first choice(Computer Science UCC)
This means for one reason or another (points or entry requirements) you are not entitled to a place on this course in round one. If you accept your 2nd preference in round one the CAO will keep trying to get you into your 1st preference in the next rounds if you become entitled to a place.
Q: My daughter got 510 points and was offered her second choice, science in UCD. If she accepts this is there a possibility she may be offered her first choice, science in TCD in a second round offer.Thanks
If the points go down for Science in Trinity, well then yes there is the possibility that she might be offered her first choice. If this happens then has the choice to stay in UCD or swap over to Trinity.
Q: I’m 5 points off my first choice which is commerce in ucc, do you think there will be second round offers for the course?
There is no way of telling for sure, however last year there were places offered in round two for this course and the points dropped by 5 points so there is hope.
Q: I got 500 points and was looking for Science. I have missed out by 5 points and been offered BA instead ( really don’t want BA). What are the chances of being offered Science in the second round?