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Timetable of Events

Please note:
  1. These dates may be amended.
  2. Tests and interviews form part of the entry-requirements for certain courses.
    Please consult the literature of the HEI for further information.
5th November (12:00) CAO online application facility opens.
CAO Change of Course choices facility opens
20th January (17:15) Apply online by this date to avail of the discounted application fee of €30.
1st February (17:15) Normal closing date for applications.
5th February (12:00) Online facility to amend course choices becomes available (€10 Fee)
Before 15th February Paper Applicants will be sent a Statement of Course Choices
(Contact CAO if you do not receive it)
February
(exact day TBC)
HPAT Test - Undergraduate Entry to Medicine
1st March (17:15) Closing date for amending course choices
Closing date for completion of mature section of application form
Closing date for final completion of online HEAR/DARE forms
6th & 11th March MSAP online exam - For mature applicants to certain courses in UCD, UCC, UL and NUI Galway
5th March (12:00) Late application facility opens.
15th March (17:15) Latest date for HEAR/DARE supporting documentation to arrive in CAO
17th to 30th March GAMSAT Test - Graduate Entry to Medicine
22nd to 28th April Mature Nursing Test (NMBI)
1st May (17:15) Closing date for late applications
5th May (12:00) Online Change of Mind facility becomes available (Free)
Before 15th May Late Paper Applicants will be sent a Statement of Course Choices
(Contact CAO if you do not receive it)
Before End of May Statement of Application Record sent to all applicants
(Contact CAO if you do not receive it)
1st July (17:15) Change of Mind closes
7th July (10:00) Round A offers for certain Non-Standard categories of applicants - applicants receive an offer by e-mail and SMS text
13th July (15:00) Round A acceptances closing date.
22nd July (17:15) Exceptional closing date for late applications for those already attending a participating HEI
5th August (10:00) Round 0 offers for certain Non-Standard categories of applicant - applicants receive an offer by e-mail and SMS text
10th August (15:00) Round 0 acceptances closing date.
3rd September Current year Leaving Certificate results issued
7th September (14:00) Round 1 offers available from 14:00 online - also issued by e-mail and SMS text.
Applicants who have not received an offer will receive a `Statement of Application` e-mail.
8th September (12:00) Available Place facility opens
13th September (15:00) Round 1 acceptances closing date.
20th September (10:00) Round 2 offers available online.
22nd September (15:00) Round 2 acceptances closing date.
28th September (10:00) Round 3 offers available online - applicants will also receive an offer notification by e-mail and SMS text.
30th September (15:00) Round 3 acceptances closing date.
5th October (10:00) Round 4 offers available online - applicants will also receive an offer notification by e-mail and SMS text.
7th October (15:00) Round 4 acceptances closing date.
12th October (10:00) Round 5 offers available online - applicants will also receive an offer notification by e-mail and SMS text.
14th October (15:00) Round 5 acceptances closing date.
TBC HEIs begin registration
TBC Results of Leaving Certificate appeals released
14th October Offer Season Ends.
5th November CAO application facility opens for 2022 applications