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So you've received the Leaving Cert Results. What now?

Important Dates

Leaving Cert Results in schools. Available on from 12 noon - PIN required to access this service.

Round One CAO offers - applicants receive offer by post, e-mail & SMS text. - Acceptance closing date 29th Aug @ 17.15. See

Application forms to view scripts must be completed and returned to school by this date - Read more about reviewing scripts

Round Two CAO offers - Acceptance closing date 7th Sept @ 17.15 See

Viewing of Scripts in schools at appointed times - See Candidate Information booklet

Closing date for Leaving Cert appeal applications, early submission required to allow postage time. €40 per subject, refund if result upgraded.

Release of results of Leaving Cert Appeals

More Resources & Helplines

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 Wednesday (17th) & Thursday (18th) 10am – 7pm, Friday (19th) 10am - 1pm. The Helpline will also be in operation as follows when college offers are made available. Monday (22nd) & Tuesday (23rd) 8am - 7pm, Wednesday (24th) 8am – 1pm

The Irish Times

Online Results Help Desk will be available from 10am on Wednesday, 17th August till 5pm Wednesday, 24th August at Their expert team of guidance counsellors will answer your results and offers queries when you submit them online.

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.

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: 091-493999 will be open from the 17th August to 30thSeptember, Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 6:00pm. It will also be open on Saturday, 20thAugust and Saturday, 27th August, 09:00am to 1:00pm. Visit NUIG .


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 Wednesday 17th August from 3-5pm. For more information, visit

UL Maths Exam Provides 2nd Chance for Students

The University of Limerick (UL) offer a special entrance maths exam for students who achieve sufficient CAO entry points and satisfy all other entrance requirements but did not achieve the requisite grade in Mathematics (Ordinary or Honours) to enter a science and engineering course. Further information and application forms at

Thinking of Repeating the Leaving Cert?

Check out our listings of some Repeat Leaving Certificate Courses in Dublin and Outside Dublin