East Glendalough School. Applying to College Mary E. O’Callaghan Guidance Counsellor. Agenda. Applicants’ Responsibilities General points regarding the CAO Entry Requirements and the Points System Making an application How places are allocated by CAO After submitting the application
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East Glendalough School
Applying to College
Mary E. O’Callaghan
College Open Days
Minimum Entry Requirements
Pass 6 subjects
At least 2 HC3
Specific Subject Requirements
If all Entry Requirements are met applicant is deemed ‘Qualified’ to apply.
Generally in the CAO system
No. of qualified applicants > No. of course places
--> selection system is needed.
Selection system used in Irish 3rd Level Colleges is
Genuine Order of Preference
A Students Course Preferences - Example
All Lower Preference Courses Disappear From Students CAO application
Cut Off Points for Course
So – what is the best way to fill in the courses?
F.E.T.A.C. Links Scheme
Another route to get a degree
Apply direct to FETAC colleges
FETAC course information on www.qualifax.ie
Check what 3rd level courses your FETAC qualification links into
Universities & Colleges Admissions Service
Why apply to the U.K.?
Pros & Cons
Republic of Ireland
Possibility of fees in future. Currently
€2,750 student registration charge per annum
Northern Ireland, Wales & England
c. £6,000 - £9,000 per annum
(Tuition fee grants avail from Welsh Assembly)
EU students treated as Scottish domiciled – fees of c. £2,200 payable at end of course
in universities in Europe. Eunicas will guide and support you through the application process in the very different and occasionally confusing national systems.
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