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CAO

  1. 1. C.A.O. 7 5
  2. 2. In Unit 17 You Will Learn • How the CAO application process works • The best ways to order your choices • Important dates
  3. 3. About Applying It Is YOUR Choice It Is YOUR Responsibility It Is YOUR Decision
  4. 4. Consider Subjects Taught On The Course What Options Are Within The Course Distance From Home? Good Career Opportunities Cost – Fees, Private Colleges, Accommodation Vital Course Information P.75
  5. 5. Getting The Information Get the colleges’ prospectuses Check the colleges’ website Use Qualifax / Careersportal Go to open days & career exhibitions Talk to students & friends P.75
  6. 6. Getting The Information Discuss courses with your Guidance Counsellor. Follow universities on social media. Attend class talks from colleges. P.75
  7. 7. You can apply for almost all third level courses through the CAO (Central Applications Office). Two ways of applying: 1. Online at www.cao.ie 2. By post using the CAO form.
  8. 8. Advantages Of Applying Online Cheaper - almost half the price. Won’t allow errors. Online card payments accepted. Get text, email & print choices.
  9. 9. P.75 Read The Flipping Manual! Read it carefully. All your questions are answered.
  10. 10. The CAO Handbook has two sections: 1st Section - White Pages Details Of Applications Procedures, Offers, Deadlines And Other Instructions. P.75
  11. 11. 2nd Section – Yellow Pages Lists of courses & codes in the different colleges P.75
  12. 12. You can choose up to 10 honours degree Level 8 courses You can choose up to 10 higher certificate / ordinary degree / Level 6 & 7 courses Choosing Your Courses P.75
  13. 13. I don’t have to fill out all 10. I don’t have to fill out both lists. Each list is independent of the other. I can be offered choices from both lists. I can only choose one when / if offered. Choosing Your Courses P.75
  14. 14. Higher Certificates Level 6 = 2 years’ study Ordinary Degrees Level 7 = 3 years’ study Honours Degrees Level 8 = 4 years’ study
  15. 15. I should choose in genuine order of preference. My first choice is the course I want to do most. I should ignore the points. Go for what I want most. I need to keep at least “one dead cert ” in my choices. P.76 Making Your Choice
  16. 16. What You Need For Third Level College Requirements Faculty Requirements Points
  17. 17. College Requirements 5 O6 in Leaving Certificate for Level 6 & 7 courses. Level 8 courses need a pass in 6 subjects with at least 2 at H5 & 4 at O6. P.76
  18. 18. The Faculty (Or Course) Requirements E.g. H5 In Irish For Primary Teaching, H5 In Maths For Engineering. Faculty Requirements P.76
  19. 19. Best six subjects in one sitting of the Leaving Certificate. Points P.76
  20. 20. You Get An Offer When You Satisfy All College Requirements Faculty Requirements Points Requirements
  21. 21. ROUND ONE CAO Computer Course College Requirements Faculty Requirements Points Requirements Criteria Met Offers Course 1 C Course 2 C F Course 3 C F Course 4 C F Course 5 C F P OFFER1 Course 6 C F P Course 7 C F P Course 8 C P Course 9 F P Course 10 C F P Courses Below Offer Are Deleted From CAO Computer
  22. 22. Some people don’t accept offers…
  23. 23. …leaving empty places in courses. You can get a higher up offer in Round Two or Three.
  24. 24. ROUND ONE CAO Computer Course College Requirements Faculty Requirements Points Requirements Criteria Met Offers Course 1 C Course 2 C F P OFFER 2 Course 3 C F Course 4 C F Course 5 C F P OFFER1 Course 6 C F P Course 7 C F P Course 8 C P Course 9 F P Course 10 C F P Courses Below Offer Are Deleted From CAO Computer Deleted
  25. 25. How The CAO Works I get an offer when I satisfy all College Requirements, Faculty Requirements & Points Requirements. Some people don’t accept offers, so I can get a higher up offer in Round Two or Three. P.76
  26. 26. The Important Things Are Know what the course involves before you apply. Apply in your genuine order of preference. Ignore points. Only apply for courses you genuinely want to do.
  27. 27. It’s a good idea to do the demo application first:
  28. 28. Online Application - Personal Details
  29. 29. Online Application - Basic Details
  30. 30. Select your category Online Application - Qualifications
  31. 31. Payment & Creating An Account
  32. 32. CAO Application Number You are now given a CAO application number (sent instantly by email and text). You should keep this safe. You will need it to log in to your account. You can change your mind online free of charge until January 31st. After that changes can be made from 5th May to 1st July. P.76
  33. 33. Logging In
  34. 34. This section requires your: 1.School details. 2.Year of your Leaving Cert. 3.Details of other qualifications, if any.
  35. 35. Key in up to ten codes for Level 8 courses.
  36. 36. Key in up to ten codes for Level 6 or 7 courses.
  37. 37. Errors are highlighted.
  38. 38. Summary of choices and options to change.
  39. 39. Restricted Applications Some courses consider more then just points. Eg: Interviews, Tests, Auditions, Portfolios or Projects. These are conducted around Easter. These courses can’t be added to your application after February 1st. They can be changed or dropped. P.76
  40. 40. In May you will be sent a confirmation of course choices. Check all details carefully. If there are no errors you do not need to do anything. Notify the CAO of any errors by marking them on the form and sending it back. Confirmation P.77
  41. 41. Change Of Mind You will also be sent a change of mind form in May. You can change your mind online even if you have applied on paper. The final date for changing my mind is July 1st. P.77
  42. 42. Offers & Acceptance Made one week after leaving cert results. Made by post and online. I can get an offer from both lists (Levels 6 & 7 & Level 8). I can only accept one. Accept online or by post. No need to pay any money. Start looking for your accommodation! P.77
  43. 43. Available Places In August, courses with places still available or new courses are advertised on the website www.cao.ie . You can apply for these provided you have the minimum requirements for them. I don’t have to have made an application to CAO to avail of these. They can be worth checking out. P.77
  44. 44. Deferring A Place Deferring means that you don’t want to take your place this year but will do so next year. Some courses can not be deferred, check beforehand. Once the offer comes do not accept it. Write IMMEDIATELY to the college concerned. They will let you know if the offer will be deferred. P.77
  45. 45. Accepting A Deferred Course The Following Year Re-apply the following year with that course as your only choice. You will then get offered it in Round Zero. If you put any other courses on the form you will lose your deferred place. You will then have to compete for places with all other applicants. P.78
  46. 46. Important Information If you have lived outside the EU see p7 of the CAO Handbook. If exempt from Irish & / or a third language you must complete an “NUI Exemption Form” to ensure you meet the entry requirements for NUI Colleges. P.78
  47. 47. Important Dates CAO on-line application opens Nov 5th Closing date for online cheaper applications Jan 20th Closing date for applications Feb 1st Closing date for late applications May 1st Closing date for change of mind July 1st Round One Offers 1 week after Leaving Cert results Round Two Offers Early September After Round Two After Round 2 as necessary P.78
  48. 48. Finally Get lots of information. Read the instructions. Be on time. Courses in YOUR order of preference. . Include one “dead cert”. P.78
  49. 49. Click image for CAO Quiz on Kahoot.
  50. 50. QUIZ TIME P.79
  51. 51. Answers: 1a,2c,3a,4c,5b,6d,7d
  52. 52. Next Video 4 mins Some more great advice from Mary Dorgan, Career Guidance Counsellor at The Institute of Education
  53. 53. In Unit 17 You Learned • How the CAO application process works • The best ways to order your choices • Important dates

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