Third-level institutions are still as invested in attracting prospective students as they were before the virus hit.

Late autumn is traditionally a time when colleges and universities throw open their doors to prospective third-level students as they start the proces(...)

On November 4th and 5th from 1pm to 6pm each day, thousands of registered fifth and sixth year students will log in to the  virtual Higher Options portal (above).

The pandemic has seen to it that Higher Options, Ireland’s main information-gathering opportunity for secondary school students, cannot be held in its(...)

CAO Round Two: Students have until midday on Friday, 25 September, to accept if they receive an offer.

Download full Level 8 Round 2 listings here Download Level 6 and 7 ordinary bachelor degree/ higher certificate courses here Some 1,098 applicants (...)

Applications for science-based third-level courses have increased significantly, according to the latest trends from CAO. Photograph:  Johnny Greig/iStock

Thousands of school-leavers are choosing careers in science and the environment this year, according to the latest Central Applications Office (CAO) a(...)

The second round of CAO offers will take place on Wednesday, August 28th. Photograph: iStock

Thousands of third-level applicants who received an offer of a college course from the Central Applications Office (CAO) have until this evening to ac(...)

Points for degrees in science, technology and engineering have jumped as students flock towards courses with strong job prospects. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Click here to download a PDF of the CAO’s 2019 round one offers:  Points for degrees in science, technolog(...)

More than 4,000 mature students are set to receive Central Applications Office offers (CAO) for third-level courses on Thursday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than 4,000 mature students are set to receive Central Applications Office offers (CAO) for third-level courses on Thursday. Many of these “round(...)

Successful applicants will also receive a paper offer notice by post, an email and a text message (if they have selected this option) with details of their offer.

The first round of CAO college places opened this morning with more than 5,700 applicants being offered a place in third level. A total of 5,727 CAO (...)

The final piece: Your CAO change of mind deadline.

Leaving Cert students have until this evening to adjust their college course selection ahead of the deadline for the CAO’s “change of mind” facility. (...)

More  than 73,000 people have applied through the  CAO for a place in higher education Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The number of CAO applications this year has increased slightly with more than 73,000 people applying for a place in higher education. The modest inc(...)

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