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Leaving Cert results

Results, offers and what next?

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Up until quite recently, there was only one way to get your LC results. You trotted off to your school the morning of your exams and that was it. Nowadays though, there are quite a few ways to get your results.

At your school

This is the traditional way of getting your results. Simply head down to your school on Wednesday, 16th August and obtain a printout of your Leaving Cert results.


You can get your results online here from 12 noon via the use of a Personal Identification Number (PIN), which you can get from your school. If you are an external candidate, you can get the PIN emailed to you.

Via Phone

You can get your results by phone on 1530 716 016 or on 00353 1 6885312 if you are calling from outside Ireland. Calls from landlines cost 33 cent per minute, but calls from mobiles and payphones may cost more.

The telephone and online services are not meant to replace the traditional school collection method. Your school can advise you about appeals and viewing procedures and so it is better to get your results there, if at all possible.

If you have any questions, you can also contact the Leaving Cert results helpline on 1800 265 165 if you are upset or need advice after you get your results. This helpline is staffed by professional guidance counsellors and runs for one week following the results.

How do I know how many points I have?

You are given a grade for each subject you sat which earns points in the points system. You will find a full list of points listed on your results paper. Remember that you can only use the results of your best six grades of one Leaving Cert sitting to calculate your points total.

I've applied to college, when will I know if I have got a place?

Once you have calculated your points, it is time to play the waiting game and wait for your CAO offers. First-round offers will be available online at from 6am Monday, August 21st, and also by post that day.

When do I make my mind up?

The closing date for acceptance of CAO round one offers is 5.15pm on August 28th. If you are away or unavailable, someone else may accept on your behalf, as long as they have the offer notice. You can accept an offer online or by post. FInd out more about accepting CAO offers here

CAO round-two offers arrive by post on August 31st. If you missed out on your choice of course in round one, you may now be offered a place on a higher preference course if a place becomes available. Even if you have accepted an earlier offer. You can accept the new offer or simply ignore it. The closing date for acceptance of round two offers is 5.15pm on September 6th.

I want to have my papers re-checked

If you want to have your exams re-examined, you must fill in an application at your school by September 5th. Read more information on Leaving Cert appeals here.

Key Dates recap

  • 21st August - Round 1 offers. Applicants can receive an offer by post, email and sms text.
  • 28th August - Round 1 acceptances closing date 5.15pm.
  • 31st August - Round 2 offers issued.
  • 6th September - Round 2 acceptances closing date 5.15pm.
  • Early October - Results of Leaving Cert appeals.
  • October - Offers continue until all places are filled.
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Published August 10th, 2015
Last updated August 15th, 2017
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