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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.

03/07/2019
Round A Offers will be available at www.cao.ie from 6am on 5 July  
Round A offers mainly concern mature applicants, mature nursing/midwifery applicants, and deferred applicants, but offers are also issued to some applicants who have completed an access course, or those who may be required to make visa arrangements. The ‘Reply Date’ by which Round A offers must be accepted is Wednesday, 10 July at 5:15 pm.

29/04/2019
CAO Change of Mind facility opens Monday, 6 May at noon  
The Change of Mind facility allows registered applicants to add, remove or edit their course choices - as many times as they like - until 1st July at 5:15pm. [more...]

29/04/2019
CAO Late Application facility closes on 1st May at 5:15pm  
The CAO Late Application facility will close on Wednesday, 1st May at 5:15pm
You will have an opportunity to add course choices (free-of-charge) using the ‘Change of Mind’ facility from 6th May until 1st July at 5:15pm. [more...]

15/02/2019
Offer and Acceptances Schedule Now Available  
The 2019 Offer and Acceptances Schedule is now available to view here. [more...]

29/01/2019
Normal closing date for CAO applications is Friday, 1st February at 5:15pm  
To make a CAO application go to www.cao.ie and click on Apply before the 1st February at 5:15pm. [more...]

29/01/2019
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...]

29/01/2019
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...]

02/08/2018
Round Zero offers issued on 2nd August  
Round Zero offers issued on 2nd August. This included offers to Graduate entry medicine applicants; additional mature, deferred and Access applicants; and applicants presenting QQI FET/FETAC for consideration for entry to courses with a quota for QQI FET/FETAC applicants. Many courses have an entry route for applicants presenting QQI/FET but do not have a specific quota. These courses will be offering places in Round One.

23/04/2018
CAO Late Application facility closes on 1 May at 5:15pm  
The CAO Late Application facility will close on Tuesday, 1 May at 5:15pm

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 5 May until 1 July at 5:15pm. [more...]

23/04/2018
CAO Change of Mind facility opens Friday, 4 May  
The CAO Change of Mind facility opens this Friday, 4 May at noon. [more...]

27/03/2018
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 2018 at 5:15pm. [more...]

19/01/2018
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 €30 - the normal application fee of €45 applies if you apply between 20th January (after 5:15 pm) and 1st February at 5:15 pm. [more...]

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...]