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Going to College Podcast: CAO Offers - what to do next and what your options are


The CAO first round offers are out and it's mainly good news for students as 3 out of 4 who applied for Level 8 courses have got their first preference.

On the second episode of the Going to College series, presenter John Walshe, is joined by guidance counsellor, Betty McLaughlin, UCD Student Union’s Education Officer, Stephen Crosby and Padraig Walsh, CEO of Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), to discuss your options and next steps if you did/didn't get your first preference.

If you did get your first choice, you have until August 24th to accept by logging on to CAO.ie and ticking ‘I accept’ but if you’re deferring you need to contact the college directly.

However, if you didn't receive an offer, this is only the beginning and courses will become available up to October.  Don’t forget about the PLC option as well to see if there is something that might be suitable for you.

Apple users can subscribe and listen to the full interview and series via Apple Podcasts

While Android users can subscribe and listen via SoundCloud

The Going to College series is in association with QQI.

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