LIMERICK Institute of Technology expects that this years number of first year entrants will be on a par with 2009, when the college saw the largest first round acceptance of degree courses.
Through the CAO, LIT have offered 938 places to students in honours degree programmes and 1,998 offers to students for level 6 or 7 programmes.
This is in addition to 423 offers to mature students before the summer, 304 of whom have already accepted their places.
Keeping with national trends, entry points for many courses in the college have risen this year, notably in Art and Design, up from 785 points to 830, Multimedia Programming and Design, up from 285 to 325 and Drug and Medicinal Product Analysis, up 25 points to 275.
Two new courses, Accounting and Finance and Business with Sports Management, were launched by the college this year at 335 and 310 points respectively.
For those who have received a first round offer from LIT, they must accept by Monday, August 30. Second round offers will be made on September 1, to be accepted by September 8.
Registration for first year students will take place at the LIT campus on Friday September 10.