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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.

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

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

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...]

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...]

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.

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...]

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

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