CAO Information 

The Central Applications Office processes applications for undergraduate courses in Irish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

The CAO awards points to students based on their achievements in the Leaving Certificate examination. A student’s points are calculated by counting their best six subjects only (resulting in a maximum score of 625 points since 2012 with the introduction of the extra 25 points awarded to those who sit the honours mathematics exam and pass).

Students must apply to the CAO here:

For more information on applying to the CAO, contact a member of the Guidance department.