Online blitz sees 17,000 accept college places

Ireland“More than 17,000 students accepted college places in a hectic eight hours of activity on the Central Applications Office (CAO) website yesterday. The facility opened at 6am as almost 47,000 were offered courses in third-level colleges, with Leaving Certificate points rising in arts, science, nursing and teaching degrees. While many applicants for programmes under those category headings were left disappointed, falling demand prompted a sharp slide in points for many courses in engineering, technology, architecture, and law …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 18 August]

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