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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 Rang Brid, Rang Ciaran (G/C) & Rang Padraig Ms Hallahan
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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)
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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).
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
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
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? Keep options open Provide back-up! PLCs Application?
(language exemption forms) – careers in Nursing & Midwifery – PAS self assessment questionnaire for prospective nursing & midwifery candidates – advice centre – test advice