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Press releases

29/08/2018
2,337 Round Two CAO offers issued
The Central Applications Office (CAO) has today (Wednesday, 29 August) issued 2,337 offers to applicants in Round Two of the CAO offers process. [more...]
20/08/2018
CAO 'Available Places' facility opens tomorrow for new and existing CAO applicants.
The CAO Available Places facility opens tomorrow, 21 August, 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...]
20/08/2018
73,652 Round One CAO Offers Issued
The Central Applications Office (CAO) has today (Monday, 20 August) issued 73,652 Round One Offers to 50,746 CAO applicants. These offers consist of 42,301 Level 8 course offers and 31,351 Level 7/6 course offers. [more...]
01/08/2018
Over 4,738 offers issued in CAO Round Zero
A total of 4,738 offers have been issued by CAO today (2 August) to 3,909 applicants. [more...]
05/07/2018
6,207 applicants receive CAO offers today (5 July)
CAO Round A offers will be available to view online at www.cao.ie from 6 am today. [more...]
27/06/2018
CAO Change of Mind deadline this Sunday, 1 July
CAO applicants are being reminded that the Change of Mind deadline is this Sunday, 1 July at 5:15pm. [more...]
27/04/2018
CAO Late Application facility closing soon
The CAO deadline for late applications is Tuesday, 1 May at 5:15pm. Potential applicants are advised to register on the system well in advance of this deadline. [more...]
08/03/2018
CAO release 2018 course choices data
The Central Applications Office (CAO) has released 2018 application data up to the Change of Course Choices closing date of March 1st. The data shows applications by course classification, level and by address group. [more...]
01/02/2018
72,751 applicants at close of CAO normal application deadline
The Central Applications Office (CAO) normal application deadline closed at 5:15pm today, 1st February. The application figure to this deadline was 72,751. This figure does not represent the total number of CAO applicants as a late application facility opens on 5th March and closes on the 1st May at 5:15pm. [more...]
25/01/2018
CAO application deadline fast approaching
Applicants who have not yet completed their application are urged by CAO to do so immediately, particularly mature applicants, applicants for the HEAR or DARE schemes, or those who are thinking about applying for a restricted course. The Central Applications Office (CAO) application deadline for undergraduate courses in Irish Higher Education Institutions is Thursday, 1 February at 5:15pm. [more...]

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