Thousands of Leaving Cert students across Cork and Ireland are receiving third level offers this afternoon.
Almost 79,000 round one offers have been issued by the Central Applications Office (CAO) to around 54,000 applicants today, it has been revealed.
The CAO offers were issued this afternoon, and the 78,950 offers issued consist of 47,162 Level 8 course offers and 31,788 Level 7/6 course offers.
CAO applicants can check to see if they have received an offer by logging on to their account using the ‘My Application’ facility at www.cao.ie from 2pm.
Successful applicants will also receive an offer notification via email and a text message if they have selected this option on their application form. Separate emails and texts will issue in respect of Level 8 and Level 7/6 offers.
CAO data can be checked at links below.
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There will be no postal offer notice this year and offers must be accepted by 3pm on Wednesday, September 16.
If an applicant has not received an offer they will receive a ‘Statement of Application’ email.
Eileen Keleghan, CAO Communications Officer, asked applicants to carefully consider any offers received in this round.
“One of the common queries that we receive at the offers stage is around order of preference,” she explained.
“Applicants are reminded that if they receive a lower preference offer they can accept this offer and it will not prevent them from receiving an offer of a course higher up on their courses list in a later offer round if a place becomes available and they are deemed eligible.
“Those who have received an offer in this round should consider the current offer as being the only one they may receive,” she added.
“It is important that applicants notify CAO immediately using the correspondence section of their CAO account if there are any errors or omissions in their CAO account.
“They must make sure to do this well in advance of the next offer round to allow any corrections to be considered in subsequent offer rounds.” Applicants with queries over the weekend are asked to submit them to CAO or the relevant Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) via the available online platforms.
All queries will be reviewed and dealt with when HEIs and CAO reopen on Monday.
The CAO will be monitoring for urgent account access issues over the weekend, and some HEIs may also offer a limited online communications service during this time.
Students can contact CAO by sending an email from the correspondence section of their CAO account.
It is possible that applicants may receive two offers at the same time: one from the Level 8 list and one from the Level 7/6 list. Applicants must choose between these lists and can only accept one offer.
A short video guide explaining the CAO Offer and Acceptance process is available to view on the CAO website www.cao.ie.
To contact CAO during this extremely busy time CAO asks applicants to use the Correspondence Section of their CAO account giving as much information as possible and including the nature of their enquiry in the subject line. CAO will endeavour to respond to queries, usually within one working day.