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Important Dates

External Candidate Application for Leaving Cert available Jan 19 see website

Closing Date for CAO Applications.

2019 Leaving Cert Oral Tests are from Mon 25th March to Fri 5th April, 2019 - Read more

Start date for Leaving Cert Exams
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Date of Leaving Cert results Tuesday 13th August

Leaving Cert points system - read more

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More Resources & Helplines 2019

The National Parents Council Post Primary
In association with the Irish Independent, the IGC, Eircom and supported by the Dept. of Ed, the NPCPP run a Helpline every year for Students, Parents and advisors . The HelpLine: 1800 265 165 will open
 Tuesday (13th) & Wednesday (14th) 10am – 7pm, Thursday (15h) 10am - 1pm, Friday (16th) 8am - 7pm, Saturday (17th) 9am - 1pm. 
Online Resources will also be available at the following times at:
The Independent
Tuesday (13th) 10am - 4pm, Thursday (15th),
This email
Wednesday (14th) 10AM - 7pm,10am - 4pm, Friday (16th) 8am - 7pm, Saturday (17th) 9am - 1pm.

NUI Galway
NUI Galway has set up a designated hotline for First Year students to help ease the transition into third level education. The service will provide an efficient, responsive service to callers and will deal with numerous issues that are of concern to incoming First Year students, such as, start dates, fees, accommodation, registration etc.

The Helpline: +353 91 493 999 will be open from the 14th August to 27th September, Monday to Friday, 9am -1pm / 2-5pm. It will also be open on Saturday, 17th August and Saturday, 24th August, 9am to 1pm. Visit NUIG .

Careers Portal has an online points calculator and a Mobile App which allows students to check what CAO Points they have achieved, based on their Leaving Cert results. Students also have quick and easy access to the CourseFinder+ on CareersPortal, which shows the latest available course points information and the points history for all Higher Education and CAO Courses, together with QQI links.

UCC will be hosting a live online Q&A sessions for Leaving Certificate students this year. The Q&A session is aimed at those who have just received their Leaving Certificate results and will take place on Tuesday 13th August from10am-5pm. For more information, visit