High achieving students have been warned that there's no guarantee they'll get the courses they have the points for, following this year's record-breaking Leaving Cert results.
It's understood that colleges expect to see a rise in the random selection for a number of in-demand courses when CAO offers are published this Tuesday.
It's been revealed that applicants for medicine, dentistry, law or science may face a random selection process.
Roisin O'Donoghue, Vice President of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors says the random selection is quite normal:
"Basically random selection is a reality every year, we have seen a rise in results this year, and as a result, we will see a rise in CAO points particularly for those courses in demand."