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Matriculation is administered by the Central Applications Office (CAO) following requirements laid down by the universities. Applicants must present English and usually Mathematics and Irish. Some courses require specific subjects to be taken at secondary level. For example, veterinary medicine applicants must present with a minimum grade of H5 in Chemistry at higher level. Most commonly, engineering and science programs require Mathematics and/or a physical science. Other courses, such as medicine, have similar matriculation requirements. From 2012 onwards, the greatest score that can be achieved in the Leaving Certificate is [625 points, equivalent to six higher level H1's and 25 bonus points for passing (scoring an H6 or higher) higher level mathematics. Every year approximately 150 students get the maximum grade with 10-20 students receiving 7 H1s or more.
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