Deadline for college places closes today
PROSPECTIVE students have just a few hours left to apply for a place at third-level.
The deadline for applications to the CAO, the centralised agency for college entry, is 5.15pm today.
Demand for college places is expected to remain high with over 71,000 applications last year. An early deadline for discounted online applications on January 20 saw 58,361 applications, up on the previous year.
Many callers to the CAO phone line were unable to get through as the office was inundated with last minute calls from young people and parents.
Online and paper applications for college entry this year will close at 5.15pm today and cost €40. Students can change their minds up to July 1 without incurring a fee.