If you’re a member of the 2020 Leaving Certificate class, you will definitely remember this year for a long long time. The most bizarre and unprecedented school year of all-time came to a close this week with the release of students’ Leaving Cert results and their CAO course offers. Are you a student who just received a college course offer? Here’s what to do next!
Acknowledge Your Achievement
We know that it took a lot of hours of hard work, concentration and perseverance to get to this point so be sure to acknowledge the good work you did over the past two years. It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement or disappointment of results week but it was no easy feat to get to here, so give yourself a pat on the back, you deserve it!
Accepting Your College Offer
Each student has their own unique login details for the ‘My Application’ section of the CAO website which is where you will have found your course offer. This is also where you can accept (or defer) any offer you receive. Don’t forget that only one offer can be accepted and the date and time by which it will lapse will be shown next to it. With the uncertainty of course offerings this year, it’s important to think long and hard and to be certain that you are happy with whatever course offer you choose to accept. If you do not receive an offer for your first choice course but a spot does become available to you in the next few weeks, you can still take a place in your preferred course at that time.
Now that the admin side of the offer is complete, you can now celebrate this huge milestone...you’re going to college!! Current COVID-19 restrictions have unfortunately meant celebrating your college offer will look a lot different than it would in previous years. That being said, don’t let that get in the way of celebrating this massive achievement within the guidelines!
With the delay in results this year, there is going to be a real scramble for accommodation all across the country now that students finally know where they will be studying for the next year. It’s important to get on top of this soon if you want to find a suitable home for the year ahead. Three of the most popular options include on-campus accommodation, renting digs near the college and purpose built student accommodation such as Point Campus.
Sorting out your student accommodation in Ireland is never the most stress-free activity, but if you’re going to be attending a college in Dublin, Point Campus can solve that problem for you! Our all-inclusive student accommodation is located in Point Village in the heart of Dublin’s regenerated docklands and is ideal for anyone studing in Dublin. Students from all around the world stay with Point Campus and enjoy amenities such as private cinemas, an on-site gym and fitness studio, a rooftop terrace and way more.
If you would you like to learn more about Point Campus Student Accommodation, check out our ‘Rooms’ page here.
If you haven’t heard, we’re even running a competition giving away three rooms for FREE for the upcoming year. The competition closes at the end of the month so be sure to enter while you can here: https://bit.ly/2GSmSkc
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