The points requirements for college courses are up on last year because of grade inflation in this year's calculated Leaving Cert.
Just over half of CAO applicants applying to a level 8 course have received a first round offer.
As expected there's been an increase in point requirements for many courses.
General Nursing in DCU has jumped 40 points from 414 last year to 454.
Anyone wish to study law in Trinity will need 566 points, up from 533 last year.
Primary teaching in St Pats is now 26 points higher than last year at 488, while in Mary I its increased from 473 to 495.