The CAO Change of Mind facility will operate as usual, opening on the 5th May at noon and closing on the 1st July at 17:15. (CAO will publish any changes of dates).
Don’t panic, remain calm and trust yourself in your CAO application – Dream, believe and achieve.
I would encourage all students to use the CAO change of mind facility to explore your plan A Plan B and Plan C – You have twenty options on the CAO – Best advice – fill up as many as possible – Level 8, Level 7 and Level 6 courses.
http://www.CAO.ie The CAO have opened a dedicated page with FAQ to support applicants http://www.cao.ie/index.php?page=faqcovid19 and also offer an email service for any query
https://accesscollege.ie (DARE and HEAR applications)
DARE – CAO plays no part in making decisions on admissions. There is no change in the application process – only request – hold off sending important private information in the post until advice to do so.
HEARE – CAO plays no part in making decisions on admissions. There is no change in the HEARE application process – only request – hold off sending important private information in the post until advice to do so.
Student Universal Support Ireland [SUSI] grants applications www.susi.ie – change of financial circumstances resulting from COVID19 – based on this year’s income.
Colleges and Universities
Individual colleges and Higher Education Institutions are providing applicants with online support and advice including helplines and 1:1 support. See websites for more information.
Virtual open days – websites.
Post Leaving Cert (PLC)
Most PLC courses have changed their entry criteria for 2020 – students will be requested to have
- LC mock results or Christmas test results
- Personal statement
- Reference from school.
- Students can choose to accept PLC course or their CAO offer.
Education information supports
School supports – guidance counsellors are available – all school guidance counsellors are available to support their students up to the end of the school term.
Up to date information.
- VTOS courses in Drumshanbo
- Developing Leadership Skills
- CPD on Applications to European Universities
- Virtual Open Day Schedule at LYIT
- Virtual Open Day in IT Carlow
- Ideas on Studying Abroad
- Series of Careers Webinars
- YouTube Channels to help with Maths and Science
- Irish Film Institute Newsletter
- Summer 2020 issue of NCGE’s ‘GUIDANCE MATTERS’.
- Video guide to Improving your Study Methods
- IT Sligo Engineering and Design Virtual Open Day
- LYIT Virtual Open Days