Irelands’ most important state exam, the Leaving Certificate, is almost over. Thousands of students in exam centres across Ireland have drawn on years of learning and preparation in an effort to achieve results which best reflect their hard work and ability.
Once the exams are out of the way, attention turns once again to the all-important CAO application process. Students who have already registered with CAO, have until 5.15pm on Sunday July 1st to submit a CAO ‘Change of Mind’, and each year more than 50% of students avail of this opportunity. Applicants can revisit their Level 8 and Level 7/6 choices, carefully considering both the courses they have applied for and the order in which they have been placed.
IT Tralee’s Vice President of Research, Development and External Engagement, Brid McElligott advises students, ‘There are thousands of fantastic courses in a wide range of colleges to choose from, with new courses constantly being developed. It’s important to check the college alert list on, where applicants will find new courses introduced by colleges this year, which may not be listed in the CAO handbook, such as the new BA (Hons) in Event Management and the Higher Certificate in Science (Pharmacy Technician) now on offer at IT Tralee.’
Students should also revisit individual college websites, where new ‘direct application’ courses that are not listed on CAO may be available. For example, this year IT Tralee have two programmes that students can apply for, directly to the IT Tralee Admission’s Office, up until the 31st of August – a BSc (Hons) in Coaching & Sports Performance and a BA (Hons) in Youth and Community Studies with New Media.
For more information on the 50+ programmes available to study at IT Tralee, and for queries from students or parents interested in knowing more, please visit or call the admissions office now on 066 7145638. Applications can be made via the CAO Change of Mind at by 5.15pm on Sunday 1st July 2018.