Nervous Leaving Cert students have been able to access their college offers since early this morning. A total of 52,028 students will receive round one CAO offers today.
Points for courses tied to the economy – such as science, technology, engineering and maths subjects, plus construction, law and business – increased in line with expectations.
Despite a drop in applications for Agricultural Science, some colleges have an increase in the number of points needed to get in.
Colleges saw a decrease in first preference demand for agriculture science places at honours degree level.
One of the biggest drops in first preference demand has been in agricultural science programmes. Agriculture science in WIT is down 15 to 415. Surprisingly agricultural science is up five to 470 in UCD which the college attributes to the high calibre of applicants for this in 2015, despite a significant decrease in applications.
Food science at UCC was up 15 to 460, while food innovation at DIT rose 45 points to 410 and food science and health at UL increased 35 points to 450.