CAO Applicant News
This page contains up-to-date news items for CAO Applicants. Always remember to read the CAO Handbook and any important correspondence sent to you by CAO throughout the application process.11/11/2017
Applying for entry to nursing/midwifery on the basis of mature years? Don't forget to register and apply with PAS between the 2nd and 22nd of February 2017.
If you are applying for entry to nursing/midwifery on the basis of mature years you should apply for these courses through CAO by 1st February 2017 at 5:15 pm [more...] *. You must also take the following steps:
- Register with PAS (or log in if you have previously registered) at www.publicjobs.ie.
- Apply to PAS between the 2nd February and 22nd February under the job category ‘Medical’ sub category ‘Nurse/Nurse Management’. If you have not received a confirmation email from the PAS within two days of submitting your application you should contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01-8587730.
Apply online by 5:15 pm on 20th January to avail of the discounted application fee
Applicants who apply online to CAO by 5:15pm on 20th January will avail of a discounted application fee of €25 [more...] - the normal application fee of €40 applies if you apply between 20th January (after 5:15 pm) and 1st February at 5:15 pm. Once registered on the system, you can log in to your account (via 'My Application') to update some of your information and add, remove or change the order of your courses choices free of charge up to 31st January. You can also practice your application by using the Demo Application facility, and watch the short video guides available here. All applicants should read the CAO Handbook in its entirety before submitting a CAO application. 12/10/2016
Leaving Certificate Appeals
We have received result updates from the State Examinations Commission; if you are expecting an offer, you can check your CAO Account from 6 am this Friday (14th October). [more...] If you are deemed entitled to a place on a course based on your upgraded Leaving Certificate results, you will receive an offer. If all of the places for that course have already been allocated, you will receive a deferral of the offer for the following academic year. The decision to offer a place is made by the HEI in question and not CAO - for queries, contact the Admissions Office of the institution directly. 29/08/2016
Round Two offers available to view online from 6am on 1st September
Round Two offers will be available to view online from 6am on 1st September. You can check to see if you have received a Round Two offer by going online at www.cao.ie and logging in to your account using the ‘My Application’ facility from 6am on Thursday, 1st September. [more...] If you are deemed eligible for an offer you will also receive an offer notification via e-mail and SMS text message if you have selected this option on your application form. Paper Offer Notices will reach successful applicants on Thursday, 1st September. The reply date for acceptance of Round Two offers is Wednesday, 7th September at 5:15pm. The Available Places facility remains open on the CAO website until mid-October - this facility advertises all courses with available places for which you may apply, providing that you meet the minimum entry requirements - other restrictions also apply. The CAO Offer and Acceptance video is accessible here. 22/08/2016
Available Places Facility opens on 23rd August at noon
If HEIs have any new courses that open for application after the Change of Mind deadline, or if any places remain unfilled in particular courses after all offers have been made and the waiting lists of applicants meeting minimum entry requirements have been exhausted, such vacancies will be advertised on the Available Places facility. [more...] The Available Places facility (which opens on the 23rd August at noon) is open to new and existing applicants. Existing applicants can use the facility for free, and new applicants can apply for a fee of €40. For more information about this facility click here. Click here to watch a short video resource about the Available Places facility. 10/08/2016
Round One Offers available Monday, 22nd August
You can check to see if you have received an offer by going online at www.cao.ie and logging in to your account using the ‘My Application’ facility from 6am on Monday 22nd August. [more...] If you are deemed eligible for an offer you will also receive an offer notification via e-mail and SMS text if you have selected this option on your application form. Paper Offer Notices will reach the majority of applicants on Monday 22nd August. If you have not received an offer you will receive a ‘Statement of Application Record’ in the post which you must read carefully and notify CAO of any changes immediately. The reply date for acceptance of Round One offers is Monday, 29th August at 5:15pm. Round Two Offers will be available online on Thursday 1st September from 6am, and after this offers are issued on a weekly basis until mid-October for any remaining places. Applicants are also encouraged to regularly check the Available Places facility on the CAO website when it opens on 23rd August at noon to view all courses with available places for which you may apply, providing that you meet the minimum entry requirements - other restrictions also apply. The CAO Offer and Acceptance video is accessible here. 03/08/2016
Round 0 offers available online from 6am on 4th August
Round 0 offers will be available on Thursday, 4th August from 6am. You can log in to your account using the 'My Application' facility to check if you have received an offer. [more...] CAO will send an e-mail and an SMS text (if they have selected this option) to successful applicants, and a paper offer notice will also be issued. This offer round is reserved for additional mature applicants, deferred and Access applicants, graduate entry medicine applicants, and applicants presenting QQI FET/FETAC qualifications for entry to courses with a quota for FETAC applicants. The 'Reply Date' for Round 0 offers is 11th August at 5:15pm. If you do not accept the offer by the reply date your offer will lapse. For more information about the offer process watch this short video guide. [Show all news stories...]