The latest figures show that CEO points for admission to most college courses have increased significantly this year.
Grade inflation in this year’s Living Cert results rose to 70 or 80 points, the highest point in the CEO points.
Overall, points have risen for three-quarters of Honors degree or level eight courses this year.
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At the university level, many have recorded an average increase of 20 to 30 points over a wide range of courses.
In addition, several university courses were higher than the previous high of 600 points.
Two in UCD – Economics & Finance (613, 12 points), Actuarial & Financial Studies (601, 24 points up) – four at Trinity College Dublin (Management Science & Information Systems Studies (613, +24 points); Dental (6, 6). +23 points), Law and Business (602 points, +26 points) and Legal-Political Science (602 points, +35 points).
Seventy-eight percent of college applicants find that they have received an offer from one of the top three choices this year, Honors Degree or Level Eight. This is the same ratio as last year.
For candidates who want the top three selections in the standard degree / advanced diploma, or level six / seven, it rises to about 98 per cent.
Despite higher efforts by the government to ease the pressure on the top by creating thousands of third-level spaces, most higher education figures show that the points are higher than expected.
However, government figures suggest that the point increase would have been even higher had it not been for the last-minute move to create more than 2,000 third-level spaces created in recent weeks.
There are 12 percent more places this year than the final result.
Higher Education Minister Simon Harris said more applicants have received offers of places at this stage this year and more students will be admitted to the college in the coming weeks than the previous year.
“I recognize strong competition for places this year. I have worked with this area to maximize places. Despite this stiff competition, I welcome the fact that the ratio offered by one of the top three priorities of applicants has been stable for years, ”he said.
All CEOs can use their ‘My Application’ feature to access their account and check if they have received an offer. www.cao.ie From 2 p.m.
Successful applicants will receive an offer notification via email and a text message if they have selected this option in their application form. Offers must be received by 3pm on Wednesday 16th September.
At Trinity, 80 percent of courses are up one point, averaging 27 points.
The biggest single jump is drama and theatrical studies (564, +69), a course that has garnered media attention due to the number of actors who have appeared in the TV series Ordinary People.
In UCD, points other than the arts are raised across the board.
The biggest increases were in midwifery (480, +80), social policy & sociology (378, +58) and physiotherapy (578, +56).