Monday deadline to accept round one college offers

Monday deadline to accept round one college offers

Leaving Cert students in Longford found out on Monday if they received their college course of choice in the first round of CAO offers.

The acceptance for these offers closes at 5.15pm on Monday, August 29 with students and parents advised to choose carefully and explore all avenues.

On receiving an offer you're happy with, you can accept the place by Monday and begin preparations for the transition to college life.

Unfortunately for those who have not received an offer they wanted, this may not be so straightforward.

If you're disappointed with the offer you received, it's not recommended to proceed with a course you're unsure of.  Hold out for the second round offers, or look into Further Education access routes.

The National Parents’ Council-Post Primary exam helpline can be reached on 1800 265 165 until 1pm today, Wednesday.

Round two offers will be announced online at 6am on September 2.

Turn to pages 30 & 31 for this week's  Further Education feature.