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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

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Code Course
2020 Round 2 2020 Round 1
Dundalk IT
DK883 Science (Award options) 321 358
DK732 Construction Management 120 120
DK846 Civil Engineering 361 391
DK887 Environmental Science 330 330
DK742 Engineering - Mechanical Engineering 166 166
DK860 Music (audition) 532 # 532
Galway-Mayo IT
GA777 Agriculture and Environmental Management 281 281
GA482 Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics 288 288
GA174 Marketing and Sales 281 281
GA787 Computing in Software Development 270 270
GA473 Civil Engineering 241 241
GA182 Business 287 287
GA864 Early Childhood Education and Care 204 214
GA484 Civil Engineering 290 290
GA176 Business with Entrepreneurship 278 278
GA789 Agriculture and Environmental Management 287 287
GA670 Mechanical Engineering 265 265
GA184 Marketing and Sales 307 307
GA871 Early Childhood Education and Care 190 190
GA680 Mechanical Engineering 330 330
GA273 Contemporary Art 702 # 702
GA791 Public Health Nutrition 368 368
GA674 Biomedical Engineering 298 298
GA186 Business with Entrepreneurship 280 280
GA879 Applied Social Care 244 244
GA682 Biomedical Engineering 313 313
GA360 Business in Tourism 172 172
GA882 Psychiatric Nursing 367 367
GA676 Engineering (Common Entry to Manu/Agri/Biomed/Energy/Mech Eng) 290 290
GA281 Film and Documentary 304 304
GA362 Hotel and Hospitality Operations 228 240
GA684 Engineering (Common entry to Agri/Biomed/Energy/Mech Eng) 340 340
GA887 History and Geography 244 244
GA770 Applied Freshwater and Marine Biology 280 280
GA283 Contemporary Art 679 # 679
GA370 Hotel and Catering Management 198 198
GA780 Applied Freshwater and Marine Biology 327 327
GA890 Early Childhood Education and Care 270 270
GA772 Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science 280 280
GA380 International Hotel Management 242 242
GA377 International Tourism Management 172 172
GA782 Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science 336 336
GA980 Education (Design Graphics and Construction) 377 377
GA774 Science (Undenominated) 289 289
GA382 Culinary and Gastronomic Science 206 206
GA170 Business 250 250
GA470 Construction Management 243 244
GA784 Science (Undenominated) 372 372
GA776 Computing and Digital Media 241 241
GA480 Construction Management 260 260

* 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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