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CAO Late Application facility closes on 1st May at 5:15pm

The CAO Late Application facility will close on Wednesday, 1st May at 5:15pm
You will have an opportunity to add course choices (free-of-charge) using the ‘Change of Mind’ facility from 6th May until 1st July at 5:15pm. 

The following steps are provided by CAO as a guide for first-time applicants:
  1. Read the CAO Handbook, then go to and click on ‘Apply’.
  2. Enter your personal information carefully in the spaces provided.
  3. Select the ‘Qualifications and Assessments’ section that is relevant to you. You should select every section that is relevant to you.
  4. Enter your payment details.
  5. Create a password for your CAO account – you will need this password and your date of birth to log in to your account in future, so keep the details safe.
  6. Click on ‘Proceed with Application’. Wait for your application to be processed. If successful, your CAO application number and personal information will appear on the screen – you will also receive an email and an SMS text if you have selected this option.
After this process has been completed, you can log in to your CAO account using the ‘My Application’ facility to provide additional information in support of your application, and to add, remove or re-order course choices (free-of-charge) using the ‘Change of Mind’ facility available from 6th May until 1st July at 5:15pm. Please note, however, that restrictions do apply for both the Late Applications facility and the Change of Mind facility – in the case of mature applicants and restricted courses. Details of all restrictions are listed in the CAO Handbook and on the CAO website.

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