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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
University College Cork
CK740 Midwifery 484 484
CK212 Economics (through Transformational Learning) 3 or 4 years Int'l Pathway 444 444
CK121 Psychology and Computing - 3 or 4 years (Work Experience Pathway) 466 466
CK504 Nutritional Sciences 518 518
CK214 International Development 346 346
CK123 Anthropology 308 308
CK600 Engineering 487 487
CK302 Law and French 542 542
CK101 Arts - 3 years 300 300
CK125 Sports Studies and Physical Education 509 * 510
CK701 Medicine (Undergraduate Entry - HPAT required) 731 # 731
University College Dublin
DN272 Horticulture, Landscape and Sportsturf Management 282 297
DN600 Law 544 546
DN310 Veterinary Nursing 477 478
DN650 Commerce 521 * 521
DN120 Landscape Architecture 407 407
DN410 Radiography 532 * 534
DN670 Economics and Finance 613 613
DN150 Engineering 521 531
DN420 Physiotherapy 577 * 578
DN710 Economics 498 * 498
DN201 Computer Science 510 510
DN430 Sport and Exercise Management 445 455
DN750 Social Policy and Sociology 378 378
DN240 Sustainability 440 440
DN450 General Nursing 424 429
DN252 Dairy Business 410 410
DN452 Midwifery 476 489
DN261 Food Science 477 477
DN520 Joint Honours 310 310
DN271 Forestry 311 311
DN541 Modern Languages 303 303
DN300 Veterinary Medicine - Undergraduate Entry 589 # 589
DN610 Business and Law 545 545
DN100 Architecture 510 510
DN400 Medicine - Undergraduate Entry (HPAT required) 736 * # 737
DN660 Commerce International 511 517
DN130 City Planning and Environmental Policy 400 407
DN411 Radiography - Graduate Entry 0 + 0
DN700 Social Sciences 419 421
DN200 Science 533 533
DN425 Health and Performance Science 509 * 510
DN720 Psychology 522 * 530
DN230 Actuarial and Financial Studies 601 601
DN440 Biomedical, Health and Life Sciences 589 * 590
DN250 Agricultural Science 455 456
DN451 Children's and General Nursing (Integrated) 506 509
DN253 Agri - Environmental Sciences 418 418
DN453 Mental Health Nursing 393 397
DN262 Human Nutrition 531 531

* 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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