Students will be able to view courses ranging from apprenticeships to university degrees. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Students will be able to view courses ranging from apprenticeships to university degrees for the first time under a revamped CAO website, which goes l(...)

The 2021 Irish Times, Higher Options expo will be live streamed from the RDS Dublin on October 13th and 14th. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Late autumn marks the beginning of the journey towards third-level education for many Leaving Cert students as they face a bewildering array of choice(...)

CAO points for entry into many college courses climbed to record highs on foot of grade inflation in this year’s Leaving Cert. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

CAO points for entry into many college courses have jumped to a record high, with some students failing to get into courses despite securing more than(...)

Checking the CAO website for offers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The points needed in this year’s Leaving Certificate for some high-demand third-level courses, such as medicine and pharmacy, are set to rise, it has (...)

College applicants are due to receive CAO first round round offers four days after the Leaving Cert results are released. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Tens of thousands of college applicants are due to receive CAO first round offers four days after the Leaving Cert results are released. The Central (...)

The CAO said its change of course choices facility would become available on its website on Friday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Almost 80,000 applications have been made for CAO courses this coming year, among the highest number on record and a level that could now place upward(...)

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(...)

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