CAO Application 2014

Report
Presentation
Nov. 2013
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Leaving Certificate Classes
Rang Aodhan,
Rang Deirdre (G/C),
&Rang Cillian
Rang Breifne &
Rang Cliodhna
Ms Mc Cullen
Rang Brid,
Rang Ciaran (G/C) &
Rang Padraig
Ms Hallahan
Ms Higgins
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CAO processes Applications to Undergraduate
courses in Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) e.g.
CIT, UCC, UL, WIT, UCD etc
Offers issued & acceptances recorded by
CAO
Assessment of Applications & decisions on
admissions are made by the HEIs
All Leaving Certificate students should have
received a CAO Handbook
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provides information on application &
admission procedures only
Updates e.g. new & cancelled courses may
be viewed at www.cao.ie - Downloads –
Changes to CAO Handbook 2014
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Students need to familiarise themselves
with the content of the CAO Handbook
Information on courses is available from
each HEI & students should consult
prospectuses &/or websites before making
an application
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New courses:
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CK109 English,
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CK113 Criminology
CK117 Economics
CK110 World Languages Degree - awaiting full
details
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CK404 Bological Earth & Envir. Sciences –
additional degree option: Science Education
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Cancelled:CK714Nursing International with German
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Semesterisation: Teaching commences 8 Sept 2014
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CK112 Drama & Theatre Studies UCC – Open Day Sat 16 Nov
Granary Theatre 10am – 1 pm
UCC DARE Advice clinics: 20 Nov. & 4 December 6pm – 8 pm
Western Gateway G02
CIT DARE Advice Clinics: 13 Nov. & 3 December, 6.00pm –
9.00pm CIT
CIT Open Day Fri. 22 Nov 11 am – 3 pm full schedule of talks
& stand informqtion available at www.cit.ie/openday
CIT Crawford College of Art & Design Fri. 22 Nov 11am – 3pm
CIT/School of Music Open Day Sat 23 Nov. 10am – 3 pm
CIT/UCC School of Architecture Open Afternoon Wed 27 Nov
3pm – 5pm Copley Street
CIT Special Maths Exam – 19 August 2014 (provisional)
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Do Not leave everything to last minute
Up to 5.15 pm, 20 Jan - Early Online
Application Fee €25
Online Change of Course choices can be made
up to 5.15pm 31 Jan (free)
1 Feb 5.15pm Normal closing date Application Fee €40
5 May 12 noon expected date – online
Change of Mind facility (Free)
RESTRICTED COURSES, DARE, HEAR.. –
applicants must apply by 1 Feb
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DARE – Disability Access Route to Education
HEAR Higher Education Access Route for
School Leavers from socio-economically
disadvantaged
Full details at www.accesscollege.ie
CIT DARE Advice Clinics – 13 November &
3 December, 6.00pm – 9.00pm CIT
DARE & HEAR Clinics - Sat 11 Jan 2014
Student Centre UCC 10am – 2pm
Must register for HPAT at:
www.hpat-ireland.acer.edu.au
 Registrations close: 5.15pm, 20 Jan 2014
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Test date: Sat 1 March 2014
Registration - available on-line only
Apply to CAO first as you need your CAO
Application No. to register
Registration fee for the HPAT – Ireland test 2014 is
€115 ( includes HPAT – Ireland Practice Test with
worked solutions)
HPAT Results: late June 2014 (for Leaving Cert
students)
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Students are encouraged to apply on-line at
www.cao.ie
Cheaper & less chance of errors
Don’t limit options at application stage
Will get a receipt of Application online - need
to have an email address
Provisional Test /Interview dates for Restricted
courses will be available at: www.cao.ie – Important
dates – Test & Interview dates
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Student can apply for up to:
10 – Level 8 Hons Degree courses &
10 Level 7/ (6) Ordinary degree/ (Higher Cert)
courses
2 separate Applications:Choices on 1 list
does not affect the other
Possible to get an offer from both lists –
Student can then decide to accept either the
Level 8 or level 7/6 offer or to decline both
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PLACE YOUR COURSE CHOICES IN
GENUINE ORDER OF PREFERENCE
Ask what is my 1st choice, 2nd choice, 3rd, 4th
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To do otherwise is a grave mistake!
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Level 8
CK603 Energy Eng
CK602 Civil Eng
CR500 Engineering
Common entry
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CR520
CR560
Biomedical Eng
Arch Tech
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Level 7
CR051 Civil Eng
CR075 Biomed Eng
CR090 Arch Tech
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Level 8
CK603 Energy 410
CK602 Civil Eng 395
CR500 Engineering
Common entry 345
CR520 Biomedical Eng
440
CR560 Arch Tech 285
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Level 7
CR051 Civil Eng 220
CR075 Biomed Eng 280
CR090 Arch Tech 220
Student has 370 pts
including C3 HL Maths
- Round 1 offer of
CR500 & CR051
* after points means not all
applicants on that point
score got an offer
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Say Applicant accepted either CR500 or CR051
All other Level 7 courses disappear from list
as he/she has been offered L 7 -1st preference
CAO keeps 1st & 2nd preferences on Level 8 list
CK603 Energy Eng & CK602 Civil Eng (got 3rd)
If points fall for either in subsequent Rounds
applicant will get a new offer & can decide
whether to take up new offer or stay with first
offer
One can always move up but never down list
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Before the end of May, Applicant will be sent a
Statement of Application Record
Check the following carefully:
Are all the courses shown & in the correct order?
Are all the codes correct?
Are the exam numbers correct?
Are all exams mentioned?
if there is any error or omission, amend the
Statement and return it to CAO
If you do not receive a Statement by 1st June
contact CAO immediately
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Leaving Cert Results – Wed 13 August 2014
CAO Round 1 Offers – Mon 18 August (6am)
Round 1 Acceptances – 5.15pm 25 Aug
CAO Round 2 Offers – 27 August (6am)
Round 2 Acceptances – 5.15pm 3 Sept
Leaving Cert Viewing of scripts – Friday / Sat
29/30 August
* PLC Late Interviews also in August /Sept
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The easiest & most efficient way to
communicate with CAO is by using the
'Contact Us' facility at www.cao.ie
Always quote your CAO Application number
If you post something to CAO, e.g. DARE
supporting documentation always obtain a
certificate of posting (CAO back cover).
SUSI -Online only grant applications system: Applicants apply to
Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) via www.studentfinance.ie
 Website provides information on financial support for further
education & higher education - can help you to assess whether
you are eligible & will guide you through the start process.
 All Ireland Scholarship Scheme administered by DES & funded
by J.P. McManus. No applications are necessary - awarded based
on the Leaving Certificate exam results. Available to first-time
Leaving Certificate students who have been exempt from paying
the Leaving Certificate exam fee & who have attended non-fee
paying post primary schools
 UCC has introduced Quercus Talented Student s’ Programme
aimed at supporting excellence in academia, sport, creative &
performing arts, active citizenship & innovation entrepreneurship.
open to prospective & existing undergrad students . Information
& application forms available at www.ucc.ie/quercus
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Credit Union Bursary – Ballincollig: details &
Application Form available from the Credit Union–
closing date 2013 was 27 Sept
Sports Scholarships Some colleges offer sports
scholarships – if you feel you may be eligible NB
you check with the individual colleges. Early
application is necessary in some instances.
CIT /DE Puy Scholarship for CR520 Biomedical Eng.
–closing date for application =14 March 2014
Scéim Chónaithe UCD Beidh foirmeacha iarratais ar
fáil ó www.ucd.ie/bnag (was 1 Márta 2013)
Trinity: eolas le fáil ag www.tcd.ie/gaeloifig
Intel Women in Technology Scholarships
www.intel.ie
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Do their exploration – know what they’re
applying for
Discuss their options with:
Parents (Guardians)
Attend Open Days talk to lecturers
Talk to students doing the course
Us their Guidance Counsellors
Apply Early ( recommend apply during
Christmas Holidays)
• Keep
options open
• Provide
back-up!
• PLCs
Application?
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www.cao.ie
www.studentfinance.ie
www.nui.ie (language exemption forms)
www.careersportal.ie
www.qualifax.ie
www.ucc.ie
www.cit.ie
www.collegeofcommerce.ie
www.stjohnscollege.ie
www.csn.ie
www.accesscollege.ie
www.examinations.ie
www.nmbi.ie – careers in Nursing & Midwifery – PAS self assessment
questionnaire for prospective nursing & midwifery candidates
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www.publicjobs.ie – advice centre – test advice

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