September 30, 2023

Kilkenny students see an increase in Level-8 courses offered by CAO


THE MAJORITY of the 1,060 Kilkenny students who sat this year’s Leaving Cert know where they will be studying next year as the Central Application Office (CAO) offers came out this afternoon.

Over 51,500 students received a third level course offers. Between level 8 courses and level 6/7 courses, the CAO sent out 75,000 offers today.

There was just under 44,000 level 8 offers made, while just shy of 31,000 level 6/7 courses were sent out via email, text or online to students today.

Less than 18,000 CAO applicants are yet to receive an offer of a third-level place, however they can check the ‘Available Places’ page on the CAO website which opens next Tuesday to view what courses are available.

History was made in this round of offers as for the first time a CAO course broke 600 points. The cut-off point for UCD’s BSc Economics and Finance hit 601 points.

There was an increase of over 1,500 students applying for level 8 courses (43,851 from 42,301) and a decrease in level 6/7 applicants (30,806 from 31,351).

General Nursing remains as the level 8 course with the highest entry points in Waterford Institute of Technology at 413, down a point on last year. While Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy tops the list at the Institute of Technology, Carlow at 454, a jump from last year’s 440.

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