School and FETAC applications for the first year of any full-time HETAC programme at Griffith College is through the CAO System. The CAO system applies only to applications for first year admissions to undergraduate full-time day programmes described in the College prospectus or on this website, which have a CAO Course code (See page 48 of CAO Handbook 2011).
Application forms and the CAO Handbook 2011 are both supplied by the Central Applications Office (CAO), Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway or from your Career Guidance Counsellor. Please note that there is a standard application fee of €45 made payable to CAO on submitting your CAO application form.
CAO Points Calculation
Selection of CAO applicants will be made on the basis of points. Your points will be calculated by adding together the points scored in the best of six subjects in a single sitting of the Leaving Certificate. The results of two sittings at Leaving Certificate (or equivalent examination) can be combined for the purposes of meeting the subject requirements for minimum entry.
Leaving Cert Grade Higher Paper Lower Paper A1 100 60 A2 90 50 B1 85 45 B2 80 40 B3 75 35 C1 70 30 C2 65 25 C3 60 20 D1 55 15 D2 50 10 D3 45 5