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Offer Round Dates and Reply Dates

Click here to watch a short video resource about the CAO Offer and Acceptance Process.
Round A:
Offer Date:  5th July, 2018 from 06:00
Reply Date:  12th July, 2018 by 17:15
In early July a small number of offers of places may be issued to applicants such as:
  • deferred applicants
  • mature applicants
  • applicants who have completed an Access course
  • those who need to make visa arrangements before taking a place
Round Zero:
Offer Date:  2nd August, 2018 from 06:00
Reply Date:  9th August, 2018 by 17:15
In early August there will be an issue of offers of places which go to certain categories of applicant who are not competing with those awaiting 2018 examination results or who are assessed on other criteria, i.e. graduate entry medicine applicants, additional mature, deferred and Access applicants and applicants presenting QQI FET/FETAC (2002-2018) for consideration for entry to courses with a quota for QQI FET/FETAC applicants may also be included at this stage. 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.

Round One:
Offer Date:  20th August, 2018 from 06:00
Reply Date:  24th August, 2018 by 17:15
Issue of main body of offers take place after Irish Leaving Certificate Examination results become available.

Round Two:
Offer Date:  29th August, 2018 from 10:00
Reply Date:  31st August, 2018 by 17:15

Round Three:
Offer Date:  7th September, 2018 from 06:00
Reply Date:  12th September, 2018 by 17:15
Available Places offers will be issued from Round Three.

After Round Three:
Offers will be issued as necessary until October to fill any vacancies which may arise.