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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.

CAO Change of Mind facility opens Friday, 5th May  
The CAO Change of Mind facility opens this Friday, 5th May at noon. [more...]

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.

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. 

Important information for all CAO applicants  
If you have not already done so, please log in to your CAO account (go to and click on 'My Application') and check that all of the information on your account is correct and complete. 

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...]

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...]

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...]

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