CAO change of mind tips!

So the Leaving Cert is almost over and we are sure everybody is looking forward to some well earned down-time over the summer.

At this stage many people will know exactly what they want to do after the leaving cert and will have made their final choices on the CAO already – that’s great! However, there are some people who may still be unsure of what course to pick.

Don’t despair! There is still time to change your mind on the CAO – you can do so until 17.15 on July 1st.

Even if you are perfectly happy with your original choices, it would be wise to review them again.

Here are some tips..

Before the change of mind deadline, we would encourage you to think about what it is that really motivates you.

Whatever your favourite subject is, it should probably inform your course choices for college. Have a look at some of our student story videos to find out more about our college and courses

Review all of your choices on the CAO.

Have you listed them in order of preference?
Have you kept your options open? We strongly recommend including Level 6 and 7 courses in your choices.

We recommend that you review the module content on all of the courses which you have applied for
For ITB courses, you can do this by logging on to and selecting your choice from the list.

We also recommend researching the colleges to which you have applied for. Consider the following:

What is the student life like on campus?
What are the facilities and services like?
How easy will it be for you to get to college?

This video highlights what student life is like at ITB:

If you have any questions in the coming weeks, please do get in touch. Our expert team is on hand to answer any questions that you might have – you can call us on 01 885 1530 or email us at

We wish you all an enjoyable summer!

[Signpost photo by Brendan Church on Unsplash]
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