Topic: Second round
Our helpdesk team answer your queries on second round offers
The demand for Science courses have increased this year . However, the points could come down. Unfortunately, I have no way of knowing. Whether the points will come down or not will depend on the number of people who take up on this offer. The more that decline then obviuosly the more place sthat will become available.
Q: Didn’t get a Level 8 Offer but got level 7, thinking about repeating Leaving. If I do not take up the level 7 can I still stay in the system for the 2nd round offer on level 8.
Yes. You will stay in the system.
Q: I got offered my 4th choice in my CAO but I wanted the first it is Commerce in Nuig and the point requirements were 340 last year and I got 370 and completed the minimum requirements, does that mean I should get that offer in round 2? please help
The points for Commerce in NUIG today are 375 so you are 5 points short. It is possible the points could drop in round 2 and you might be offered a place but here is no guarantee of this so you should strongly consider accepting your prefenece place today.
Q: My son did not get any offers. He got 275 points. For all his level 8 picks he did not reach the min entry requirements and was not offered any of his 3 level 7 picks. Do you think he might get something in round 2?
He will not be offered any of his level 8s at any time if he has not met the entry requirements for the courses. Depending what he has in his level 6/7 list he could be offered a place in the next rounds if places become available. Has he applied for any FETAC PLC courses? If he completes a FETAC course he could apply next year to the CAO on the basis of his results in the FETAC course and not his Leaving Certificate.
Q: I didn’t get offered anything. I got 375 points and was expecting to get offered a business course in UL that was 375 last year but that’s up to 410 now, little chance that’ll come down in round 2?
It could come down but you need it to come down by quite a bit. Whether it will come down or not will depend on the number of people who decline the offer hence offering places to waiting candidates .