Each year there are Leaving Cert candidates whose math score represents a barrier to being offered a preferred CAO spot. A student may not have achieved the required grade at either the advanced or normal level to meet the requirements for a particular course, although they may have achieved the points. The good news is that some colleges offer a “second chance” math exam for CAO applicants who otherwise meet the admission requirements and have met the cut-off points. Passing the exams does not earn you any extra points, but can pave the way for entry into a course in a later round.
Here you will find a list of the exams that still have to be taken, although in some cases the application deadline may have expired.
ATLANTIC TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (ATU)
Galway-Mayo Campus 12th September at 10.30am Examination based on normal syllabus, for CAO applicants who have not achieved the required grade for admission to ATU Galway-Mayo courses with a number of exceptions – enquire Join college or its website.
September 12 for applicants for: BEng (Hons) in Engineering (Common Entry); BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering; BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Systems; BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering; BSc (Hons) in Computer Science in Game Development. The registration deadline was 5pm on September 6th and candidates had to attend the preparatory sessions on September 7th-9th. Fee: €30 including prep sessions.
MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY (MU)
14 September at 11:00 am for CAO applicants who have not completed the H4 requirement for MH304 Engineering. Examination on the basis of a higher quality work 1. If, after the examination, there are more eligible applicants than places available, an applicant’s CAO points will be taken into account. Optional preparatory course, September 13, Campus North of the MU.
NATIONAL COLLEGE OF IRELAND (NCI), DUBLIN
September 15 for CAO applicants for Level 8 BSc (Hons) in Data Science and Level 6 Higher Certificate in Data Science requiring at least H5. Free preparatory tutorials from September 12th to 14th.
UNIVERSITY OF GALWAY
September 10 at 10am for CAO applicants who require: H4 for BE programs; H7/O3 for BSc Project and Construction Management; H6/O2 for BSc Computer Science & Computer Science; H4 for BE programs, H7/O3 for BSc project and construction management; H6/O2 for BSc Computer Science & Computer Science. The optional preparatory course started on September 4th.
SOUTH EAST TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (SETU), TU DUBLIN AND UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Exams on 9.9.
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