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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.

09/08/2017
Closing date for Round Zero acceptances - Thursday, 10th August at 5:15 pm  
Applicants who received an offer in Round 0 have until 5:15 pm on Thursday, 10th August to register an acceptance. Failure to accept an offer by the reply date will result in the offer being cancelled. [more...]

02/08/2017
Round Zero offers available online from 6am on 3rd August  
Round 0 offers will be available tomorrow, Thursday, 3rd August from 6am online. You can log in to the 'My Application' facility on the CAO website to check if you have received an offer. [more...]

12/07/2017
Closing date for Round A acceptances - Thursday, 13th July at 5:15 pm  
Applicants who received an offer in Round A have until 5:15 pm on Thursday, 13th July to register an acceptance. Failure to accept an offer by the reply date will result in the offer being cancelled. [more...]

30/06/2017
CAO Change of Mind facility - closes 1st July at 5:15pm  
The CAO Change of Mind facility will close tomorrow, Saturday, 1st July at 5:15pm. [more...]

03/05/2017
CAO Change of Mind facility opens Friday, 5th May  
The CAO Change of Mind facility opens this Friday, 5th May at noon. [more...]

18/04/2017
The CAO Late Applications facility will close on Monday, 1 May at 5:15pm.  
Applicants can use the online ‘Demo’ facility on the CAO website to practice with before submitting your own application.

You do not need to enter course choices at this point, if you wish, as you will have an opportunity to add course choices, free-of-charge, using the ‘Change of Mind’ facility from May 5 until July 1 at 5:15pm.
[more...]

30/03/2017
HEAR/DARE Document Deadline - 1st April at 5.15pm  
All applicants who have applied under the HEAR and DARE schemes are required to submit the relevant documentation to CAO by 1st April 2017 at 5:15pm. 
[more...]

27/02/2017
Important information for all CAO applicants  
If you have not already done so, please log in to your CAO account (go to www.cao.ie and click on 'My Application') and check that all of the information on your account is correct and complete. 
[more...]

30/01/2017
Advice for applicants sending supporting documents to CAO  
If you are required to send supporting documents to CAO as part of your application, here are some tips to help you understand what is required: [more...]

30/01/2017
Take note of restrictions if you are applying to CAO  
Applicants applying to CAO are advised to take note of the restrictions in advance of the main CAO deadline of 1st February at 5:15pm. [more...]

11/01/2017
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...]

04/01/2017
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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

11/07/2016
The reply date for Round A offers is 13th July at 5:15 pm  
If you received a Round A offer on 6th July, you have until 5:15 pm on 13th July (Wednesday) to accept this offer. [more...]

05/05/2016
CAO Change of Mind Facility is now open  
The CAO Change of Mind facility is available until 1st July at 17:15. [more...]

15/03/2016
HEAR and DARE supporting documents to be received by CAO by 1st April at 17:15  

The deadline for receipt of supporting documents from HEAR and DARE applicants is 1st April at 17:15. For more information about the supporting documents required go to www.accesscollege.ie and also view pages 9-12 of the CAO handbook.

15/03/2016
SUSI online applications open 5th April  

SUSI will open the online application system for Student Grants for the academic year 2016/17 on 5th April 2016 for both new and renewal applications.

15/03/2016
Late application deadline 1st May at 5:15 pm  

The CAO application deadline for late applications is 1st May at 5:15 pm. To apply, read the CAO handbook and apply online (€50 fee) or on paper (€80 fee) before this deadline - restrictions apply (see page 3).

10/02/2016
Important information for all CAO applicants  
If you have not already done so, log in to your CAO account and review all of your account details. There are particular sections of the application form that must be complete and correct no later than 1st March at 17:15, so now is your chance to make changes or updates. [more...]

10/02/2016
Using the Change of Course Choices facility? Here is a two minute video to show you how it works  

The Change of Course Choices facility is available from 5th February to 1st March at 5:15 pm. This facility can be used by all registered applicants to add restricted courses to an application, or by restricted-category applicants who may be required to apply to an institution by the 1st February deadline - a fee of €10 applies.

This video guide explains the process in just over two minutes.

20/01/2016
New video guide: "Obtaining your CAO application number"  
If you are starting your CAO application, this short video guide will provide some advice to guide you through the first step of the CAO application process. [more...]

20/01/2016
New video guide: "Editing your CAO application"  
Once you have obtained your CAO application number, you can login to your account to [more...]

06/01/2016
DARE and HEAR Advice Clinics to take place nationwide on 16 January  
DARE and HEAR Advice Clinics will take place at a number of locations on Saturday 16 January from 10 am to 2 pm (no appointment necessary). [more...]

06/01/2016
Apply by 5:15 pm on 20 January to avail of the discounted application fee  
Applicants who apply to CAO by 5:15pm on 20 January will avail of a discounted application fee of €25 - the normal application fee of €40 applies if you apply between 20 January (after 5:15 pm) and 1 February at 5:15 pm. [more...]

03/11/2015
CAO opens for applications on 5th November at noon  
The CAO application process for the 2016 season opens on 5th November at noon. [more...]

12/08/2015
Round One Offers available on Monday, 17th 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 17th August. 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. [more...]

08/07/2015
The Reply Date for Round A offers is this Thursday, July 9, at 5:15pm  
If you have received a CAO offer - either online or by post - since 4pm on Friday July 3, you have until 5:15pm on July 9 to accept. If you do not accept the offer by the reply date your offer will lapse. [more...]

08/07/2015
Round 0 offers available online from 6am on July 30  
Round 0 offers will be available on Thursday, July 30 from 6am. You can login to your account using the 'My Application' facility to check if you have received an offer. Successful applicants will also receive an email and a text (if they have selected this option), and a paper offer notice will also be issued. [more...]

26/06/2015
Round A offers available online from 4pm on 3rd July  
Round A offers will be available to view online via the 'My Application' facility from 4pm on Friday, 3rd July. Successful applicants will receive an email and an SMS text (if they have selected this option) on Friday evening, and paper offer notices will be posted to successful applicants on Friday evening. [more...]

24/06/2015
CAO Change of Mind Deadline - 1st July at 17:15  
Please remember to follow the golden rule of placing all of your courses in genuine order of preference and you will be offered the course highest up on your preference list that you are deemed entitled to, if any. You should avoid making changes to your order of preference or course choices based on how you feel you have performed in your examinations. [more...]

21/05/2015
Check your Statement of Application Record carefully before it is too late  
All CAO applicants will receive a Statement of Application Record this month. This is an extremely important document. You must check that all of the information contained in the statement is correct, and inform CAO immediately by following the instructions provided. [more...]

15/04/2015
CAO Late Application deadline is the 1st May at 17:15  
The CAO deadline for late applications is Friday, May 1, at 5:15pm. If you are thinking of applying for a place at a third-level institution make sure to register on the system well in advance of this final deadline. [more...]

11/02/2015
Important Notice for all CAO Applicants  
If you have not already done so, log on to your CAO account (go to www.cao.ie and click on 'My Application') and check that all of the information on your account is correct and complete. [more...]

29/01/2015
Advice for applicants sending supporting documents to CAO  
If you are required to send supporting documents to CAO as part of your application, here are some tips to help you understand what is required. [more...]

29/01/2015
Take note of restrictions if you are applying to CAO  
Applicants applying to CAO are advised to take note of the restrictions in advance of the main CAO deadline of 1 February at 5:15pm. [more...]

20/01/2015
Make changes to your application up to 31 January for no extra charge  
For those of you who have already applied to CAO online, you have up to 31 January to enter your course choices. [more...]

22/12/2014
CAO Office will re-open on 2nd January  
The CAO office will close at 5pm on 23rd December and will re-open on 2nd January at 9.30am. [more...]

11/12/2014
New video guide for Mature Applicants  
A Guide to the CAO for Mature Applicants is a free online video guide prepared by CAO for mature applicants. [more...]

26/08/2014
Round Two Offers available online from 6am on Thursday August 28  
To check if you have received a Round Two offer you can login to your CAO account using the 'My Application' facility from 6am this Thursday (August 28) [more...]

25/08/2014
Round One Offers Reply Date: Monday August 25 at 5:15pm  
If you wish to accept a Round One offer you must do so before 5:15pm today, Monday August 25. [more...]

19/08/2014
The 'Available Places' facility is now open for new and existing CAO applicants.  
The CAO Available Places facility opened on Tuesday, August 19 at noon. Available Places are places that remain unfilled in particular courses after all offers have been made and waiting lists have been exhausted. [more...]

18/08/2014
Round One Offers available to view online from 6am on Monday, August 18.  
CAO Applicants can check to see if they have received an offer by going online at www.cao.ie and logging on to their account using the ‘My Application’ facility from 6am on Monday August 18th. [more...]

30/07/2014
Round 0 Offers issued on 31st July  
Round 0 offers will be available to view on this website from 6am on July 31st. [more...]

16/07/2014
Available Places Facility Now Open for Existing and New Applicants  
The CAO Available Places facility is now open - for a full list of Available Places click here. [more...]

04/07/2014
Please check your Statement of Course Choices  
If you made changes to your CAO Application using the Change of Mind facility you will be receiving a Statement of Course Choices over the coming days. [more...]

03/07/2014
Round A Offers issued on 4th July  
Round A offers will be available to view on this website from 6am on July 4th. [more...]

30/06/2014
CAO Change of Mind Deadline - 1st July at 17:15  
If you wish to make changes to your CAO Application you must do so before 5:15pm on Tuesday, July 1. [more...]

13/05/2014
Have you checked your Statement of Application Record?  
If you registered on the CAO system by the 1st February deadline you should have received your Statement of Application Record in the post last week. This is an extremely important document. [more...]

06/05/2014
CAO Change of Mind Facility is now available until the 1st July  
The CAO Change of Mind facility opened on May 5 and closes at 5:15pm on July 1. Applicants can use this free facility to add, remove or reorder courses, however some restrictions apply. [more...]

28/04/2014
CAO Late Application deadline is the 1st May at 17:15  
The CAO deadline for late applications is Thursday, May 1, at 5:15pm. If you are thinking of applying for a place at a third-level institution make sure to register on the system well in advance of this final deadline. [more...]

14/03/2014
PAS Registration & Application Deadline for Mature Code Nursing/Midwifery Applicants - 15th March  
All Mature Code Nursing/Midwifery Applicants have until 5:15pm tomorrow, March 15th, to register and apply through the PAS website [more...]

14/03/2014
HEAR and DARE supporting documents to be received by CAO by 1st April at 17:15  

The deadline for receipt of supporting documents from HEAR and DARE Applicants is 1st April at 17:15

14/03/2014
CAO maintenance work  

Due to planned maintenance work, there will be limited access to the CAO Application System from 08:00 - 13:00 on Saturday, 15th March, 2014. The 'My Application' facility may also become temporarily unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

25/02/2014
HEAR and DARE forms must be completed online by 1st March  
If you have applied to CAO and you want to be considered for the HEAR or DARE schemes you must [more...]

19/02/2014
Maintenance/Fee Grant Application – have you ticked the SUSI box?  
If you wish to apply for a grant you should indicate this on your CAO online application by logging in to the 'My Application' facility and ticking the grant indicator for SUSI. [more...]

14/02/2014
CAO 'Change of Mind' Video Guide  

A CAO Video Guide about the 'Change of Mind' facility is available here. Please watch and share this resource.

03/02/2014
CAO Change of Course Choices facility opens on Wednesday (5th February at 12:00).  
If you have forgotten to include a restricted course on your CAO Application you can use the 'Change of Course Choices' facility [more...]

03/02/2014
Options for potential applicants who missed the February 1st deadline.  
If you did not submit your CAO application by the 1st February deadline, you may still be able to avail of the late application facility [more...]

03/02/2014
HEAR and DARE forms must be completed online by 1st March  
If you have applied to CAO and you want to be considered for the HEAR or DARE schemes you must [more...]

30/01/2014
2014 Leaving Certificate Examination Numbers  
If you are sitting your Leaving Certificate this summer you will receive your examination number from the State Examinations Commission (SEC). [more...]

27/01/2014
Incorrect Date of Birth?  
If you have not yet started your application to CAO then please ensure that you enter your personal information carefully. [more...]

27/01/2014
Don’t forget to enter your course choices by 31st January!  
For those of you that have already applied to CAO online, you have up to 31st January to enter your course choices. [more...]