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CAO Points Guide 2020

Welcome to the Independent.ie CAO points guide, which enables you to search for the first and second round points on all the courses available through the CAO.

Education 2020

Search by Category, College or Code

Code Course
2020 Round 2 2020 Round 1
National College of Art and Design
AD204 Fine Art (portfolio) 0 # 0
AD212 Product Design (portfolio) 0 # 0
AD217 Illustration (portfolio) 0 # 0
National College of Ireland
NC020 Marketing Practice 280 280
NC023 Technology Management (with specialisations) 261 261
NC102 Computing 220 220
NC104 Business Computing 243 243
NC005 Human Resource Management 300 300
NC010 Psychology 400 400
NC022 Accounting and Finance 337 337
NC103 Business 250 250
NC003 Computing (Degree Award options) 260 260
NC009 Business 300 300
NUI Galway
GY125 Arts (Digital Arts and Technology) 328 328
GY314 Earth and Ocean Sciences 403 403
GY504 Podiatric Medicine 443 443
GY209 Commerce (Global Experience) 530 530
GY105 Arts (History) 301 301
GY127 Arts (Film and Digital Media) 401 401
GY319 Mathematical Science 476 476
GY516 Mental Health Nursing 440 440
GY251 Law (BCL) 499 499
GY109 Arts (Mathematics and Education) 403 403
GY129 Arts (International) 420 420
GY321 Genetics and Genomics 508 508
GY253 Law and Taxation 509 509
GY111 Arts with Creative Writing 330 330
GY131 Arts (History and Globalisation Studies) 360 360
GY401 Engineering (Undenominated) 465 465
GY261 Business Studies (International Hotel Management interview) 497 # 497
GY113 Arts with Human Rights 368 368
GY133 Education (Computer Science and Mathematical Studies) 422 422
GY405 Mechanical Engineering 454 454
GY301 Science 432 433
GY118 Arts (Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies) 451 451
GY201 Commerce 433 433
GY408 Biomedical Engineering 509 509
GY304 Biotechnology 465 465
GY120 Arts (Child, Youth and Family: Policy and Practice) 350 350
GY203 Commerce (International) with German 489 489
GY413 Energy Systems Engineering 502 502
GY309 Financial Mathematics and Economics 487 487
GY122 Na Dána (Cumarsáid agus Gaeilge) 361 361
GY501 Medicine (five year/six year course, HPAT required) 728 * # 728
GY206 Business Information Systems (Work Placement & Optional Int'l Study) 465 465
GY124 Arts (Arts with Data Science) 454 454
GY313 Environmental Health and Safety 412 412
GY503 Speech and Language Therapy 543 543
GY208 Commerce (Gaeilge) 473 473
GY104 Arts (Psychology) 520 523

* Not all on this score were offered a place;
# Test/interview/portfolio/audition;

Understanding the symbols

  • The first column gives the Round 1 cut-off points in 2020.
  • The second column gives the Round 2 cut-off points in 2020.
  • The symbol * after a cut-off point means that not all applicants on this point were offered a place. Random selection was used for those tying on cut-off points.
  • The symbol v after a cut-off point means: New competition for available places
  • Medicine, where entry is based on a HPAT score combined with Leaving Certificate scores (adjusted above 550 points) is an exception. Applicants with the same combined score are ranked in order of their Leaving Certificate pre-adjusted points and random selection employed where applicants are tied on both combined score and pre-adjusted points.
  • The symbol # - with a cut-off point - means that an additional selection mechanism such as a test/interview/portfolio/audition was used. Applicants who are successful in their tests are then ranked in order of their Leaving Cert points or a combination of points and test score.
  • The symbol # - without any points - means that places were offered on the basis of performance in the test or portfolio, usually provided that the applicant met at least the minimum standard necessary in the Leaving Cert.
  • #+matric is used for NCAD portfolio-type courses.
  • Where AQA appears instead of points, it means that all qualified applicants to a course were offered a place.
  • Candidates may count their LCVP Links Modules score as one of their best six subjects.
  • Some colleges award points for foundation-level maths.
  • Points are calculated by adding the scores of a candidate’s best six subjects together.
  • All colleges award 25 bonus points for a minimum H6 in higher-level maths.

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