The Central Applications Office (CAO) has today (Thursday, 15 August) issued 74,657 Round One Offers to 51,513 CAO applicants.
These offers consist of 43,851 Level-8 course offers and 30,806 Level-7/6 course offers.
CAO applicants can check to see if they have received an offer by logging on to their account using the online facility from 2pm.
Successful applicants will also receive an offer notification via email and a text message if they have selected this option on their application form; there will be no postal offer notice.
Offers must be accepted by 5:15pm on Friday, 23 August.
CAO point requirements for the vast majority of third-level agricultural science degree programmes have dropped this year, according to data from the CAO.
Level 8 Agri-related/Veterinary Medicine/Veterinary Nursing courses:
- AL842 – Bio-veterinary Science – 310 points [304 points];
- DN300 – Veterinary Medicine Undergraduate Entry - #567 [#555* last year];
- DN310 – Veterinary Nursing – 441 points [445 points last year];
- DN271 – Forestry – 303 points [321 points last year];
- DN252 – Dairy Business – 398 points [432 points last year];
- DN250 – Agricultural Science (options) – 425 points [451 points last year];
- DN253 - Agri-Environmental Science – 403 points [396 last year];
- DN262 – Human Nutrition – 495 points [517 last year];
- DN261 - Food Science – 451 points [477* last year];
- CK412 – Agricultural Science – 473 points;
- CK505 – Food Science – 444 points [447 points last year];
- CR370 – Agri-Biosciences – 399 points;
- WD191 – Agricultural Science – 378 points [403 points last year];
- TL858 - Veterinary Bioscience – 326 points [unchanged];
- TL848 - Agricultural Science – 331 points [330 points last year];
- TL844 – Agricultural Engineering – 311 points [300 points last year];
- LM093 – Equine Science – 338 points [308 points last year];
- GA789 – Agriculture and Environmental Management (Mountbellew Campus) – 297 points [301 points last year];
- GA187 – Rural Enterprise and Agri-business (Mountbellew Campus) – 280 points [unchanged];
- DK882 – Agriculture (Award options) – 303 points [327 points last year];
- CW076 – Sustainable Farm Management and Agri-business (Wexford) – 266 points [270 points last year];
- LY828 – Agriculture (Common Entry) – 300 points [301 points last year];
- LC434 – Environment Management in Agriculture (Thurles) - 278 points [299 points last year].
- AL731 – Veterinary Nursing – 410 points [398 points last year];
- CW027 – Sustainable Farm Management and Agri-business (Wexford) – 226 points [220 points last year];
- CR010 – Agriculture (Year 1 – 4 days in Clonakilty Agri College and 1 day in CIT) – 279 points [289 points last year];
- DK784 – Veterinary Nursing – 382 points [379 points last year];
- GA172 – Rural Enterprise and Agri-Business – Mountbellew Campus – 278 points [274 points last year];
- GA675 – Agricultural Engineering – 282 points [280 points last year];
- GA777 – Agriculture and Environmental Management – Mountbellew Campus – 290 points [unchanged];
- LY847 – Veterinary Nursing – 360 points [356 points last year];
- LY877 – Agriculture – 188 points [204 points last year];
- LC284 – Agricultural Mechanisation at Salesian Agricultural College, Pallaskenry – 209 points [189 points];
- LC428 – Environment Management in Agriculture (Thurles) – 226 points [233 points];
- LM180 – Equine Science – 337 points [301 points last year];
- TL744 – Agricultural Engineering – 228 points [251 points last year];
- TL748 – Agricultural Science – 271 points [260 points last year];
- TL758 – Animal Bioscience – 250 points [260 points last year];
- WD126 – Agriculture – 356 points [367 points last year].
Eileen Keleghan, CAO Communications Officer, asks applicants to carefully consider any offers received in this round.
“One of the common queries that we receive at the offers stage is around order of preference. Applicants are reminded that if they receive a lower preference offer they can accept this offer and it will not prevent them from receiving an offer of a course higher up on their courses list in a later offer round if a place becomes available and they are deemed eligible.
“Those who have received an offer in this round should consider the current offer as being the only one they may receive.!
“It is important that applicants notify CAO immediately using the Correspondence Section of their CAO account if there are any errors or omissions in their CAO account. They must make sure to do this well in advance of the next offer round to allow any corrections to be considered in subsequent offer rounds.
A short video guide explaining the CAO Offer and Acceptance process is available to view on the CAO website www.cao.ie.
Round Two offers will be available to view on the CAO website from 10am on Wednesday, 28 August. There is no postal offer notice in Round Two.
The reply date by which Round Two Offers must be accepted is Friday, 30 August at 5:15pm. Offers are then issued on a weekly basis up to late-September for all remaining places.
Applicants who do not receive an offer may wish to check the ‘Available Places’ facility which re-opens on CAO website on Tuesday, 20 August at noon. This facility is also available to new applicants on the completion of the online application form and the payment of a €45 fee.
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