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Statement of Application Record – May 2020

Video Guide explaining the Statement of Application Record process  

Why did I receive a Statement of Application Record Email?

In May, a Statement of Application Record e-mail is sent to all applicants. The purpose of this e-mail is to instruct you to log in and verify that all of your information has been recorded completely and correctly on your CAO Account. Failure to follow this instruction may have serious consequences for your application. This year, the Statement of Application Record e-mail replaces the postal Statement of Application Record.

If you have applied to CAO this year, please take the following steps:
  1. Read the instructions on this page.
  2. Log in to your CAO Account to review your account information, including your personal details, the qualifications and assessments section (examination information) and your course choices. Do not delay.
  3. If there are any errors or omissions inform CAO immediately (see instructions below). Failure to correct errors or omissions at this stage may have very serious consequences and lead to the loss of a place.
What information do I need to review in my CAO account?
How do I view and make changes/updates to my examination information?
How do I make changes to Course Choices?
Changes to CAO Handbook

What information do I need to review in my CAO account?

Personal Details

Check that all of your personal information is correct. Pay particular attention to the date and place of birth as eligibility may depend on it. This information is subject to later verification by HEIs. If you need to make changes, click on ‘Change Personal Details’.

Qualifications and Assessments

Please ensure that you have provided details of any examinations being taken this year, or any examinations taken in previous years.
Please read the section(s) relevant to you for more detailed instructions.

Supporting Documents

You can view documents you have sent to CAO by clicking on ‘View Supporting Documents’. If this facility is not available to you, this is because you have not sent any documents to CAO, or your documents were received by CAO after the current Covid-19 restrictions took effect. All documents received by CAO up to 25th March have been scanned and added to applicant accounts. If your documents arrived after this date you will have an opportunity to view your supporting documents at a later date (We will e-mail to prompt you to check your documents at a later date – you must do so when prompted and no later than 30th June).

Please note: HEAR and/or DARE documentation is not available to view via ‘View Supporting Documents’.

Exemptions

If you have been granted an exemption from the NUI Irish (and/or third language) requirement, and there is no reference to it in the Qualifications and Assessments section, please notify us immediately by sending a query from the Correspondence Section of your CAO account.

If you have been granted an exemption from Trinity College Dublin matriculation/language requirement and there is no reference to it on the Statement of Application Record, please notify us immediately by sending a query from the Correspondence Section of your CAO account.

If wish to seek an exemption from minimum entry requirements, such as Irish or a third or modern language, you must contact the Admissions Office of the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) you are applying to (in the case of NUI institutions contact the NUI, see www.nui.ie for details). CAO plays no role in processing exemption applications.

Course Choices

Do not assume that your course choices are correct. Check the course codes against the CAO Handbook/website and ensure that they are in the desired order of preference.

You can change your course choices as many times as you like (and free of charge) from 5th May at 12pm up to 1st July at 5:15pm by logging in to your CAO account and clicking on Change Level 8 Course Choices or Change Level 7/6 Course Choices. If you have no courses recorded at this time you will clicking on Add Level 8 and Add Level 7/6 Course Choices.

Please note: Since the CAO Handbook was printed, there have been some changes to course offerings in some of the Higher Education Institutions.
‘Changes to the 2020 Handbook’ section.

What if I applied using the paper application form?

If you applied to CAO using the paper application form, and you have not yet logged in to your CAO account online, you can do so by going to ‘My Application’ on the CAO website, clicking on the forgotten password link and following the steps to obtain a password. You can then log in with your CAO application number, your date of birth and your new password.

Leaving Certificate Applicants (LCE) 1985 - 2020
QQI FET/FETAC Applicants (FET)
GCE/GCSE Applicants (GCE/GCN/GCB)
Other Applicants (OTH) including Mature and Other School Leaving

Leaving Certificate Applicants (LCE) 1985 - 2020

2020 Leaving Certificate Applicants

Check that your Leaving Certificate examination number is correct. Do not assume that it is, check the number on your CAO application with the number supplied to you by the State Examinations Commission.

If your Leaving Certificate examination number is incorrect or missing:
  1. Log in to your CAO Account
  2. Go to the Qualifications and Assessments section and click on ‘Contact CAO regarding LCE’.
  3. Enter your correct examination number in the box provided and click on ‘Submit Query’. Please allow some time for this change to be reflected in your CAO Account. If we receive your changes/updates before the end of May they will be updated to your account in early June. Do not delay in updating this information. If your examination number has not been corrected within ten days of the issue of Round One offers, you may miss out on a Round One offer.

Leaving Certificate Applicants (1985 – 2019)

If you sat the Leaving Certificate in a prior year (i.e. 1985 – 2019), check that this information is recorded correctly on your account.

To view your Leaving Certificate examination number and results data:
  1. Log in to your CAO account and go to the Qualifications and Assessments section.
  2. Click on ‘Details’ beside your examination number and year.
  3. Check that your examination number, subjects, levels and results are present and correct. If you have multiple sittings, make sure all sittings are recorded.
  4. If your examination number or results are incorrect, click on the ‘Contact CAO regarding LCE’ button, enter your correct examination number or other information in the box provided and click on ‘Submit Query’. Please allow some time for your change to be reflected in your CAO Account. If we receive your changes/updates before the end of May they will be updated to your account in early June. Do not delay in updating this information. If your examination number has not been corrected within ten days of the issue of Round One offers, you may miss out on a Round One offer.