Friday 9 December 2016

CAO offers for students as appeals upheld

Published 12/10/2016 | 02:30

A number of CAO applicants can expect late college offers this week after a number of Leaving Certificate appeals were upheld. Stock Image
A number of CAO applicants can expect late college offers this week after a number of Leaving Certificate appeals were upheld. Stock Image

A number of CAO applicants can expect late college offers this week after a number of Leaving Certificate appeals were upheld.

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The State Examinations Commission (SEC) has announced that the original results of some 1,698 papers have been upgraded following appeals by students.

Where an upgrade results in a CAO applicant meeting, or surpassing, the cut-off points for entry to a higher-choice course, an offer is made. In other years, about 200 such offers have been made.

In some cases, it can mean that students receive an offer for their first-preference course, while in others, it may be the first CAO offer they have received this year.

Students who receive a late offer are entitled to take up the place this year because it was not their fault that they missed out in an earlier CAO round.

However, sometimes colleges will ask them to defer.

This year, 5,465 candidates made applications for appeals against 9,500 individual grades.

Irish Independent

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