First Round CAO Offers From September 7
After it was confirmed that the Leaving Cert results would be delayed again this year, its has now been announced by the CAO, that first round offers for college students will be available from September 7.
Minister for Education Norma Foley said last week that Leaving Cert results for 2021 would be delivered directly to students. They would receive their grades on Friday September 3 via the Candidate Self Service Portal.
Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris also tweeted this on June 4.
CAO have confirmed to me that they will issue college offers on 7th September at 2pm -4 days after Leaving Cert results issue & earlier than last year. We will continue to work with colleges here and abroad to ensure timelines are all aligned & that new students don’t miss out
— Simon Harris TD (@SimonHarrisTD) June 4, 2021
Last month, Simon Harris also said that plans have been put in place to allow for students to return to college campuses in September.
“Over 250,000 people attend further and higher education every year. This year, the bulk of their work has been online. We know we had do it and we know why but we also know we cannot have an academic year like the last. We need to begin the next academic year on the right foot, get our learners and staff back onsite and start the work of preventing long term effects of the pandemic for our youngest adults”, he said.
More on that here.
The deadline for acceptance of CAO Round One offers is Monday, 13 September 3pm.
CAO Round offers will be issued on September 20. Round three will be issued on September 28. Round four offers will then be issued on October 5, with Round five offers arriving on October 12.
The Leaving Cert written exams will run from June 9 to June 28.
Here’s a reminder of how you can access any Leaving Cert accredited grades. Check that out here.