Entry for the Leaving Cert written examinations to be held in November will open from 9 o'clock this morning.

Student who wish to sit this year's exams have until 5pm on Friday evening to apply.

The State Examinations Commission says it can be accessed on the Calculated Grades Student Portal.

It's available on examinations.ie and at Gov.ie/leaving certificate.

The written exams will take place from Monday the 16th of November to Friday the 11th of December, and the timetables will be available on www.examinations.ie today.

Students can mix results from the calculated grades process and the November sitting and will be credited with the higher subject grade for the purposes of CAO points.

However, with results not expected before February, it will be too late for college entry in the current academic year.