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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 - offers sent by post, e-mail & SMS text. - Acceptance closing date 24th 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 31st Aug @ 17.15 See

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

Closing date for Leaving Cert appeal applications. Must be with school by 3rd September for onward forwarding to Examinations Commission - Read more

Release of results of Leaving Cert Appeals

More Resources & Helplines 2018

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 (15th) & Thursday (16th) 10am – 7pm, Friday (17th) 10am - 1pm. The Helpline will also be in operation as follows when college offers are made available. Monday (20th) & Tuesday (21st) 8am - 7pm, Wednesday (22nd) 8am – 1pm.

The Irish Times
Online Results Help Desk will be available from 9am on Wednesday, 15th August till 5pm Wednesday, 22nd 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: +353 91 493 999 will be open from the 15th August to 28th September, Monday to Friday, 9am -1pm / 2-5pm. It will also be open on Saturday, 18th August and Saturday, 25th August, 9am to 1pm. 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 15th 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