CAO Round 2: Increase in offers issued to applicants

Thirty-three of the country’s largest third-level courses have made places available to applicants through the Central Applications Office (CAO) second-round offers process.

Places have been offered to some 3,308 applicants who received new, or in some cases their first, offer from the CAO on behalf of the country’s third-level institutions on Thursday - writes irishtimes.

A total of 1,991 level-8 offers, and 1,317 level 7/6 offers, were made to 3,087 CAO applicants in this round.

Of the recipients of level 8 offers, 967 received an offer of their first-preference course. Of the recipients of level 7/6 a total of 938 applicants’ first-preference offers were made.

The remaining offers are issued to students who already received a course in the first round but who have now been offered a course placed higher up in their list of preferences.

The largest course in the country – arts in UCD – has seen a four-point drop from 326 to 322. Arts in Cork fell six points to 340 while arts international, also at UCC, fell by 18 points to 466 and English media and cultural studies in IADT fell 12 points to 300.

Commerce in Galway and UCD fell four and six points respectively to 403 and 499 points.

Among the other main business courses, business and law and commerce international at UCD both saw a drop of eight points to 521 and one point to 509* respectively. Accounting in UCC fell by 10 points to 434.

Computer science fell by one point at UCD to 476 and by two in TCD to 465*.

Law in TCD is down by eight points to 534 and in UCC by five to 475.

General nursing

General nursing fell by six points in TCD to 404 and by two points in UCD to 409* while medicine fell by one point in TCD and in NUI Galway to 731* and 724* respectively.

Read also: UCD loses 47 student beds as religious order terminates lease.

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