Leaving Certificate exam results will be published on September 3rd, instead of the usual date in August in more normal times. Students need not be overly concerned by the delay as the CAO and universities have all agreed to accommodate the later timeline. First round of offers is expected to be made the following week.
The delay in this year’s Leaving Cert results will mean third level institutions will have to defer the arrival of first year students to the third week in September. Universities will have to reserve a proportion of on campus accommodation for first year students, as they had done last year.
Discussions have also been held with UCAS (the UK equivalent of the CAO) to change their deadline.
Students who sit the exams and opted to receive the accredited grades will be credited with the better of the two results.