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Guidance & Counselling

In our school community every student is valued equally and given a sense of belonging. We are committed to striking a balance between preparing our pupils for the workplace and the all-round development of all our students. Our comprehensive Guidance Counselling Programme focuses on; study skills, examination technique, subject choices, career classes and interview drills and skills. In individual Guidance sessions pupils are made aware of their particular strengths and given an understanding of the career options open to them. Each student is alerted to the choices facing him/her at various points and helped with their decision-making.

                                               Upcoming open days at third level institutions

OPEN DAY – NUIG -  Saturday 6th October
OPEN DAY-  UCC - Saturday 13th October
OPEN DAY – University of Limerick - Thursday and Friday 18th & 19th October.

                                           Important dates for Leaving Cert students 

6th November (12:00)    CAO online application facility opens. 
CAO Change of Course choices facility opens

20th January (17:15)    Apply online by this date to avail of the discounted application fee of €30.

1st February (17:15)    Normal closing date for applications.

5th February (12:00)    Online facility to amend course choices becomes available (€10 Fee)

Before 15th February    Paper Applicants will be sent a Statement of Course Choices 
(Contact CAO if you do not receive it)

Between 2nd February and 22nd February  Registration for Mature Nursing Test (PAS)

24th February   HPAT Test - Undergraduate Entry to Medicine

1st March (17:15)       Closing date for amending course choices 

Closing date for final completion of online HEAR/DARE forms
3rd March       MSAP Test - For mature applicants to certain courses in UCD, UCC, UL and NUI Galway
5th March (12:00)       Late application facility opens.
24th March      GAMSAT Test - Graduate Entry to Medicine

1st April (17:15)       Latest date for HEAR/DARE supporting documentation to arrive in CAO
TBC     Mature Nursing Test (PAS)
1st May (17:15) Closing date for late applications

4th May (12:00) Online Change of Mind facility becomes available (Free)

Before 15th May Late Paper Applicants will be sent a Statement of Course Choices 
(Contact CAO if you do not receive it)
Before End of May       Statement of Application Record sent to all applicants 
(Contact CAO if you do not receive it)

1st July (17:15)        Change of Mind closes
Early July      Round A offers for certain Non-Standard categories of applicants - applicants receive an offer by post, by e-mail and SMS text

22nd July (17:15)       Exceptional closing date for late applications for those already attending a participating HEI
Early August    Round 0 offers for certain Non-Standard categories of applicant - applicants receive an offer by post, by e-mail and SMS text
Mid-August      Current year Leaving Certificate results issued

20th August     Round 1 offers available from 06:00 online - also issued by post, e-mail and SMS text. 
Applicants who have not received an offer will receive a Statement of Application Record

24th August     Round 1 Acceptances closing date (17:15).
29th August     Round 2 offers available from 10:00 online

31st August     Round 2 Acceptances closing date (17:15).

7th September   Round 3 offers available from 06:00 online.

12th September  Round 3 Acceptances closing date (17:15).
Early September HEIs begin registration
Early October   Results of Leaving Certificate appeals released
17th October (17:15)    Offer Season Ends.

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