Even without a new offer, there are still good choices available elsewhere
Other options to consider will be published on cao.ie in the coming weeks
If you have been offered a CAO place, you have a week to consider whether you wish to accept or reject the place. Any places not accepted by the September 3rd deadline will continue to be offered by the CAO to applicants over the coming six weeks. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times
If you did not receive a satisfactory course offer in yesterday’s second round of the CAO application process, your options in the current academic year may now be narrowing considerably. However, there are still courses and alternate options available to you. The list of those available will continue to be published on the CAO website cao.ie over the coming weeks.
Place any of the “Available Places Courses” on to your application record and you may receive an offer of a place on that programme in the weeks ahead.
This evening thousands of this year’s Leaving Certificate students will review one or a number of their scripts at their schools. This process will continue all day tomorrow as well. Students who have applied to view scripts may bring a second person, normally a subject teacher or parent, with them.
If you discover an administrative error in the totalling of the marks on the front page of your answer sheet by the correcting teacher, bring this matter to the attention of the supervising teacher. Such administrative errors are rectified by the SEC and communicated to the CAO, without having to seek a remarking of your script.
If, having viewed your script, you decide to seek a remarking of one or more of your papers, you must submit it to the SEC by 5.30 pm by next Wednesday, September 3rd. The fee for a standard Leaving Certificate subject, refundable in the case of a successful appeal, is €40. The fees are payable by bank giro form provided by the SEC, through any bank or by credit card over the internet. You will get this giro form in your school.
The SEC says many candidates return their appeal form without proof of payment – either the stamped personalised bank giro, if paid at the bank, or the internet confirmation record if paid online by credit card. Such incomplete applications can invalidate the appeal request. If the recheck leads to a higher grade, the payment will be refunded.
If you were offered a CAO place yesterday, you have a week to consider whether you wish to accept or reject the place. Any places not accepted by the September 3rd deadline will continue to be offered by the CAO to applicants over the coming six weeks. Students who receive upgraded Leaving Cert marks will receive revised offers following the publication of those results in mid-October.
When the SEC publishes the amended Leaving Cert results in October, the CAO will make offers to all applicants who would have secured a higher ranking offer if they had had those points on August 18th.