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Press releases

01/02/2021
79,303 applicants at close of CAO normal application deadline
The Central Applications Office (CAO) normal application deadline closed at 5:15pm today (Monday, 1 February). The application figure to this deadline was 79,303. [more...]
28/01/2021
CAO application deadline of 1 February fast approaching
Applicants who have not yet started their application are urged by CAO to do so immediately, particularly mature applicants, applicants for the HEAR or DARE schemes, or those who are thinking about applying for a restricted course. [more...]
20/01/2021
66,457 applicants to CAO by 20th January
The application figure by the close of the reduced-fee time was 66,457. This figure is an increase of 5,070 applicants on the same date last year. [more...]
08/10/2020
922 CAO offers in Round 4
The Central Applications Office (CAO) has today (Thursday, 8 October) issued 922 offers to applicants in Round Four of the CAO offers process. [more...]
05/10/2020
CAO Round 4 Offers to include applicants affected by the Leaving Certificate calculated grades error
The higher education institutions and CAO have agreed to include offers arising from corrections to Calculated Grades along with Round 4 offers this week. Round 4 offers will be available to view online at www.cao.ie from 10am this Thursday, 8 October. [more...]
30/09/2020
CAO Statement on errors in Leaving Certificate calculated grades system
The role of the Central Applications Office is to process applications for undergraduate courses in Irish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). All decisions on admissions to undergraduate courses are made by the HEIs who instruct CAO to make offers to successful candidates. [more...]
23/09/2020
2955 Round Two CAO offers issued
The Central Applications Office (CAO) has today (Wednesday, 23 September) issued 2,955 offers to applicants in Round Two of the CAO offers process. [more...]
11/09/2020
78,950 Round One CAO Offers Issued
The Central Applications Office (CAO) has today (Friday, 11 September) issued 78,950 Round One Offers to 53,815 CAO applicants. These offers consist of 47,162 Level 8 course offers and 31,788 Level 7/6 course offers. [more...]
07/08/2020
5,432 offers to be issued in CAO Round Zero from 10am today
A total of 5,432 offers will be issued by CAO today (8 August) to 4,411 applicants. [more...]
17/07/2020
5,800 applicants receive CAO offers today (18 July)
CAO Round A offers will be available to view online at www.cao.ie from 10 am today (18 July).
A total of 5,800 applicants will receive an offer in this early round of these, 4,769 will receive a Level 8 offer and 2,241 will receive a Level 7/6 offer. [more...]

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