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Presentation Nov. 2013.  Leaving Certificate Classes Rang Aodhan, Rang Deirdre (G/C), &Rang Cillian Ms Mc Cullen Rang Breifne & Rang Cliodhna Ms Higgins.

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1 Presentation Nov. 2013

2  Leaving Certificate Classes Rang Aodhan, Rang Deirdre (G/C), &Rang Cillian Ms Mc Cullen Rang Breifne & Rang Cliodhna Ms Higgins Rang Brid, Rang Ciaran (G/C) & Rang Padraig Ms Hallahan

3  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

4  provides information on application & admission procedures only  Updates e.g. new & cancelled courses may be viewed at - Downloads – Changes to CAO Handbook 2014www.cao.ie  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

5  New courses:  CK109 English,  CK113 Criminology  CK117 Economics  CK110 World Languages Degree - awaiting full details  CK404 Bological Earth & Envir. Sciences – additional degree option: Science Education  Cancelled:CK714Nursing International with German  Semesterisation: Teaching commences 8 Sept 2014

6  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 t alks & stand informqtion available at  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)

7  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

8  DARE – Disability Access Route to Education  HEAR Higher Education Access Route for School Leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged  Full details at  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

9  Must register for HPAT at:  Registrations close : 5.15pm, 20 Jan 2014  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)

10  Students are encouraged to apply on-line at  Cheaper & less chance of errors  Don’t limit options at application stage  Will get a receipt of Application online - need to have an address  Provisional Test /Interview dates for Restricted courses will be available at: – Important dates – Test & Interview dateswww.cao.ie

11  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

12  PLACE YOUR COURSE CHOICES IN GENUINE ORDER OF PREFERENCE  Ask what is my 1 st choice, 2 nd choice, 3 rd, 4 th …  To do otherwise is a grave mistake!

13  Level 8  CK603 Energy Eng  CK602 Civil Eng  CR500 Engineering Common entry  CR520 Biomedical Eng  CR560 Arch Tech  Level 7  CR051 Civil Eng  CR075 Biomed Eng  CR090 Arch Tech

14  Level 8  CK603 Energy 410  CK602 Civil Eng 395  CR500 Engineering Common entry 345  CR520 Biomedical Eng 440  CR560 Arch Tech 285  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

15  Say Applicant accepted either CR500 or CR051  All other Level 7 courses disappear from list as he/she has been offered L 7 -1 st preference  CAO keeps 1 st & 2 nd preferences on Level 8 list CK603 Energy Eng & CK602 Civil Eng (got 3 rd )  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

16  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

17  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

18  The easiest & most efficient way to communicate with CAO is by using the 'Contact Us' facility at  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).

19  SUSI -Online only grant applications system: Applicants apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) via  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

20  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 (was 1 Márta 2013)  Trinity: eolas le fáil ag  Intel Women in Technology Scholarships

21  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)

22 Keep options open Provide back-up! PLCs Application? Keep options open Provide back-up! PLCs Application?

23    (language exemption forms)           – careers in Nursing & Midwifery – PAS self assessment questionnaire for prospective nursing & midwifery candidates  – advice centre – test advice


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