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About 20,000 applicants did the Leaving Cert last year or earlier

This afternoon at 2pm, thousands of college applicants will log into their individual CAO accounts online to see what third-level courses they are bei(...)

Sources say there has been a 7 per cent increase in CAO points for courses across the board

CAO points for entry into most college courses are set to increase significantly this year despite frantic efforts by the Government to ease upward pr(...)

Only one CAO offer can be accepted and the date and time next week by which it will lapse is clearly printed on the offer notice.

Today marks the culmination of the of a process which began so normally in November 2019 when the first of over 70,000 applicants registered their asp(...)

The current guidelines in place for UCD will see undergraduates on campus for 40-60 per cent of the usual time.

For most university students, their experiences making friends and having fun on campus is as important a part of their college experience as getting (...)

Ciara Ramsbottom: ‘Engage and get involved in college life – it is doable even when it’s done virtually’

Universities across the globe have spent the last few months revisiting the design of course programmes not only to address how they can continue teac(...)

Before the pandemic, a survey by USI indicated that college students were already struggling with extreme anxiety and stress. Photograph: iStock

Every year, as a new batch of first years hit third level, college and national newspapers publish freshers’ guides The advice is usually timeless. C(...)

International travel might be limited for now but alternatives include taking a gap year, deferring and working or repeating the Leaving Cert.
CAO is not the only game in town

So you didn’t get the course you want. Or you’ve got the course you thought you wanted, but now you’ve changed your mind. Perhaps you don’t really wa(...)

The Institute of Education, based on Dublin’s Leeson Street, has written to the Government asking it to broaden the grounds for appeal for this year’s Leaving Cert pupils. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The country’s biggest grind school says “serious flaws” in the calculated grades process for Leaving Cert students led to almost half of its teachers’(...)

	The key thing for anyone planning to attend a further or higher education college is to get their application in to SUSI as soon as possible.

Going to college can be expensive at the best of times, but with part-time jobs in short supply because of the Covid-19 crisis - and many parents out (...)

On Friday at 2pm when first-round offers are released, all will be revealed. Photograph: iStock

As the release of the CAO offers draws near, students and parents are flooding The Irish Times live helpdesk ( with inquiries (...)

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