Written answers

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Department of Education and Skills

Third Level Admissions

Photo of Pádraig O'SullivanPádraig O'Sullivan (Cork North Central, Fianna Fail)
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359. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of actions taken to provide additional college places to students who have qualified for a different course following a review on foot of coding errors identified in the calculated grades process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30238/20]

Photo of Simon HarrisSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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Following the conclusion of the review of the code used to generate Calculated Grades, improved Calculated Grades results were transmitted to the CAO on Saturday 3rdOctober. The CAO subsequently identified 485 students who were entitled to an higher preference CAO offer as a result of their improved grades. As of CAO Round 4, which was issued on Thursday 8thOctober, all of these students have received an offer to take up a place in their new course in the current academic year.


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