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Tábhachtach: Féach ar an FAQ seo sula seolann tú ríomhphost chuig CAO.

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  1. My points are incorrect.
    Are you counting more than six subjects? Try using the points calculator on the CAO website. With regard to the treatment of Foundation Level Irish and Maths, consult the literature or the Admissions Office(s) of the relevant institution(s).
     
  2. Why am I ineligible?
    Usually because you have not met the minimum entry requirements e.g. 2 x Higher Level grade 5. Consult the literature or the Admissions Office(s) of the relevant institution(s).
     
  3. How do I apply for deferral?
    See CAO Handbook page 20. Send a request for a deferral to the Admissions Office of the institution, NOT to CAO.
     
  4. Will I disqualify myself from other offers if I accept / refuse this one?
    No, not at all. See CAO Handbook page 17. Accepting or not accepting an offer will not prevent you from receiving an offer of a course higher up on your course choices if you are deemed eligible.
     
  5. I do not want the course I have been offered. Can I get a place in another course which is lower in my order of preference than the one offered, or in a course for which I have not applied at all?
    Only if vacancies are advertised in those course(s) on the CAO website, www.cao.ie. See CAO Handbook page 20 or visit the ‘Available Places’ page on the CAO website.
     
  6. My QQI FET, FETAC, NCVA, VCE / other qualification / was not taken into account.
    Contact the appropriate Admissions Office(s).
     
  7. I do not wish to accept the offer which I have been made.
    Thank you. You need take no further action. Your name will remain on the waiting list for any course(s) higher in your order of preference than the one not required.
     
  8. What are my chances of a further offer?
    This is impossible to predict. You should consider the current offer as the last one which you will receive.
     
  9. How do I get a Leaving Certificate grade rechecked ?
    Consult your school principal.
     
  10. What happens if a Leaving Certificate result is regraded on appeal ?
    CAO would be notified automatically by the State Examinations Commission and you would be contacted about any new entitlement to a course.
     
  11. Do I have to pay a fee when returning my acceptance to CAO ?
    No payment is required when returning the acceptance for a place. Accounts for tuition fees, etc. will be sent separately. All enquiries about such fees should be directed to the Fees Office of the institution offering the place – not to CAO.
     
  12. Can you give me information about grants?
    CAO does not deal with grants. Refer to www.susi.ie, your local authority or VEC, or the Fees Office of the institution making the offer. See also the website www.studentfinance.ie.
     
  13. Can you tell me about accommodation and/or course content?
    Contact the Accommodation Office and/or the Admissions Office of the offering institution.
     
  14. An bhfuair tú m'iarratas CAO ar-líne?
    Is féidir leat d'iarratas ar-líne CAO a dheimhniú ach logáil isteach nó ceangal le háis "M'Iarratas" ar-líne.
     
  15. Teastaíonn uaim mo shonraí pearsanta a athrú ar-líne.
    Is féidir leat do shonraí pearsanta (seachas d'ainm agus do dháta breithe) a athrú ach ceangal le chuntas i CAO. Má theastaíonn uait d'ainm nó do dháta breithe a athrú, ansin caithfidh tú cead i scríbhinn a lorg ó CAO. Nuair a thugtar cead dhuit é seo a dhéanamh, ansin d'fhéadfadh sé 5 lá oibre a thógáil sula mbíonn na sonraí sin nuashonraithe..
     
  16. Níl m'Uimhir Ardteistiméireachta roimhe seo agam agus mar sin níl mé in ann í a sholathar ar-líne anois.
    Nuair a fhaigheann tú d'uimhir scrúduithe Ardteistiméireachta roimhe seo, ansin logáil isteach i do chuntas CAO arís agus cliceáil ar Athraigh Cáilíochtaí agus Sonraí Mheasúnachta. Is féidir uimhreacha scrúduithe a sholáthar ag aon am roimh an spriocdháta a bhaineann le d'iarratas. Seachas sin, ba cheart dhuit ríomhphost a sheoladh chuig CAO agus d'uimhir cheart Ardteistiméireachta a sholáthar chomh maith leis an mbliain a ndearna tú an scrúdú sin.
     
  17. Rinne mé dearmad tic a chur sa bhosca sa roinn do chailíocht agus mheasúnacht i m'iarratas. Cad is féidir liom a dhéanamh anois?
    To add Qualifications and Assessment details to your application at this stage, please use the "Contact" page and inform CAO of the Qualifications and Assessment section you would like added to your account.
     
  18. I get "Page not found" when I click on "Apply" or "My Application". The rest of the CAO web-site is working for me.
    Your browser is not accepting CAO's secure certificate. Please try a different browser such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
    To check your client's (browser) certificate status go to www.howsmyssl.com.
     
  19. Níl dóthain spáis sa roinn d'iarratasóirí ar bhonn aibíochta le mo chuid sonraí ar fad a sholáthar. Cad is féidir liom a dhéanamh faoi sin?
    Mura bhfuil dóthain spáis sa roinn d'iarratasóirí ar bhonn aibíochta le do chuid sonraí ar fad a sholáthar, ansin is féidir leat an t-eolas breise a chur ar fáil leis na doiciméid a sheolann tú sa phost.
     
  20. Nuair a logáilim amach as m'iarratas an gciallaíonn sé sin nach féidir cur leis an eolas a seoladh chuig an CAO nó é a leasú ar aon bhealach ag aon am sa todhchaí.
    Nuair a logáileann tú amach as do chuntas déantar an t-eolas ar fad a sholáthar tú a shábhailt ar chóras an CAO. Is féidir leat logáil isteach i do chuntas ag aon am roimh na spriocdhátaí agus athruithe/rudaí sa bhreis a sholáthar.
     
  21. Bhí mé ag soláthar eolais ar an leathanach do Chailíochtaí agus Mheasúnacht agus tharla tuairt ríomhaireachta agus chailleas m'eolas ar fad dá barr.
    Tá srian ama ar an leathanach seo agus d'fhéadfadh sé a bheith difriúil ó bhrabhsálaí amháin go dtí ceann eile. Ba cheart dhuit an t-eolas atá á sholáthar agat a shábhailt go rialta agus thú ag cur isteach eolais sa roinn seo. Is féidir leat filleadh ar an roinn seo arís agus eolas a athrú nó cur leis suas go dtí an spriocdháta a bhaineann le d'iarratas.
     
  22. Líon mé isteach an Roinn do Chailíochtaí agus do Mheasúnachta, ach ní raibh mé críochnaithe le soláthar na sonraí ar fad. Anois, ní thabharfaidh se cead dhom mo chuid cailíochtaí nó mo chuid sonraí measúnachta a nuashonrú; tá an córas ag iarraidh orm mo rogha cúrsaí a sholathar. Céard is féidir liom a dhéanamh?
    Caithfidh tú do rogha cúrsaí a sholáthar ar dtús. Nuair atá do rogha cúrsaí curtha ar fáil agat, ansin beidh tú in ann an Roinn a bhaineann le Cáilíochtaí agus Measúnú a leasú gan aon stró.
     
  23. Sheolas iarratas chuig CAO i mbliain dhifriúil, an féidir liom an t-sean uimhir thagartha a úsáid?
    Ní féidir, nuair a sheolann tú iarratas eile isteach, ansin tabharfar uimhir thagartha NUA dhuit.
     
  24. Nuair a logálaim isteach i mo chuntas le CAO, ní ligeann sé dhom mo rogha cúrsaí a sholathar agus leanann an córas ag iarraidh orm mo chuid sonraí maidir le Cailíochtaí agus Measúnachta a sholathar
    Caithfidh tú an leathanach do Cháilíochtaí agus do Mheasúnú a chomhlíonadh ar dtús sula gcuireann tú do rogha cúrsaí ar fáil.
     
  25. Ní ligeann mo chuntas dom cúrsaí a athrú nó cur le mo roghanna
    Is gá roghanna cúrsaí nó cur le do roghanna a dhéanamh ag amanna ar leith. Cliceáil anseo le treoracha a fháil maidir le dataí a bhaineann le hAthruithe Intinne.
     
  26. Ní bhfuair mé aon ríomhphost ón CAO.
    Seiceáil go bhfuil an seoladh ríomhphoist ar do chuntas CAO ceart agus cruinn. Seiceáil go bhfuil an seoladh ríomhphoist ar do chuntas CAO ceart agus cruinn. Breathnaigh ar na fillteáin "Junk" nó "Spam" i do chuntas ríomhphoist agus marcáil aon ríomhphost a thagann ón CAO mar "not junk" nó "not spam".
     
  27. Níl mé in ann mo uimhir scrúdaithe a chur isteach mar chuid de m'iarratas.
    Ní féidir le hiarratasóirí uimhreacha scrúduithe a chur lena n-iarratais ar-líne tar éis an spriocdháta le glacadh le hiarratais. Ach, is feidir leat d'uimhir scrúdaithe a sheoladh isteach le ríomhphsot nó é a phostáil chuig CAO, agus déanfaidh muid é a thaifead. Cuir in iúl cén bhliain inár dearnadh an scrúdú agus cuir an uimhir scrúduithe cruinn ar fáil.
     
  28. Tá mo uimhir scrúdaithe seolta agam chuig CAO trí ríomhphost ach níl mo chuntas ar líne nuashonraithe.
    Ní dhéantar cuntais ar líne an CAO a nuashonrú láithreach i gcás leasuithe ar uimhreacha scrúduithe a sheoltar isteach le ríomhphost nó sa ghnáth phost. Ba cheart dhuit do chuntas a sheiceáil níos deireanaí lena chinntiú go bhfuil an leasú déanta.
     
  29. I am applying for a course with subject choices, how do I enter my subject choices? Courses with subject choices include CK600 / CW018 / CW438 / CW908 / DN200 / DN250 / DN500 / DN501 / DN541 / DN600 / DN660 / DN670 / MH101 / MH109 / MH212 / MH304 / MH401 / MH404 / MH502 / MH601 / MH602 / MH803 / WD048 / WD200
    Applicants applying for such courses should enter the appropriate course code when applying. Is féidir le hiarratasóirí a gcuid rogha ábhair a roghnú níos deireanaí ach "Rogha Ábhair" a chliceáil agus tá an rogha sin le fáil sa Liosta do Chúrsaí ag Leibhéal 8.
     
  30. Rinne mé scrúduithe GCE/GCSE cheana fhéin, cén áit a gcuirfidh mé mo chuid torthaí isteach?
    Is gá dhuit fótachóipeanna A4 deimhnithe (deimhnithe le stampa na scoile) de na teastais cuí d'aon scrúdú GCE/GCSE atá críochnaithe agat, agus a bhfuil teastas ar fáil dóibh a sheoladh sa phost chuig CAO. Breathnófar orthu seo agus critéir cháilitheachta á gcur i bhfeidhm le hiontráil ar chúrsaí sa chóras. Ní ghlacfar le torthaí atá priontáilte ar pháipéar oifigiúil na scoile. Ní ghlacfar ach an oiread le torthaí scrúduithe a thagann isteach ar an facs nó le ríomhphost.
     
  31. Tá iarratas seolta agam chuig UCAS freisin. Cá bhfuil an cnaipe le haghaidh iarratas a sheoladh isteach le fáil ar fhoirm iarratais an CAO?
    Tá córas an CAO éagsúil ar UCAS sa mhéid agus nach gá duit gach rud a chur ar fáil i d'iarratas ag an tús. Déanfaidh an coláiste d'iarratas a mheas bunaithe ar an eolas ar fad atá ar fáil agus an obair mheasúnachta á déanamh.
     
  32. How to cancel a CAO application
    In order to cancel a CAO application you must write to CAO, either by post or e-mail, quoting your CAO application number, your date of birth and your name. You must state clearly that you wish to cancel your CAO application. You do not need to give a reason. Application fees are non-refundable. CAO contact details are available here: "Contact CAO"
     
  33. How do I know if my documents have been received by CAO?
    If you wish to receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your documents you must include a stamped-addressed postcard or envelope with your mailing. CAO will return this postcard/envelope on receipt but please note that CAO is not in a position to check supporting documents for correctness and completeness. CAO will scan your documents electronically and you will have an opportunity to view them online via the 'My Application' section of the CAO web site (during the first two weeks of April for documents received by mid-March and in the first two weeks of July for late applications).
     
  34. When can I view my documents online?
    If you have sent supporting documents to CAO you will have an opportunity to view these documents online via the 'My Application' facility of the CAO web site in the first two weeks of April (if you applied to CAO by 1st February and documents were received by mid-March) and the first two weeks of July (if you made a late application).
     
  35. I sat my Leaving Certificate before 2017, how will the changes to the grading scale and Common Points Scale affect me?
    For more information on the new Common Points Scale and how it applies to pre-2017 Leaving Certificate candidates, please click here.
    For answers to frequently asked questions about the new grading scale and Common Points Scale visit the FAQ section of www.transition.ie.