Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Education and Skills

Third Level Admissions

Norma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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266. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the CAO revised deadline for the leaving certificate 2020. [6341/20]

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal, Fine Gael)
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Higher education institutions are autonomous with regard to management of their academic affairs including admissions procedures. The CAO process applications on behalf of the HEIs. 

As such, neither I nor my Department have any role in relation to the operation of the CAO. A timetable of key dates can be found on the CAO website and queries on these dates should be sent directly to the CAO.

In relation to the issuing of CAO offers this year, this will be dependent on the  issuing of calculated grades. The plan is that calculated grades will be provided to candidates as close as possible to the normal results day, and therefore CAO results dates will also adhere as closely as possible to the normal timeframes. Applicants will be notified as soon as a revised schedule has been agreed.


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