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Timetable of Events

Please note:
  1. These dates may be amended.
  2. Tests and interviews form part of the entry-requirements for certain courses.
    Please consult the literature of the HEI for further information.
5th November (12:00) CAO online application facility opens.
CAO Change of Course choices facility opens
20th January (17:15) Apply online by this date to avail of the discounted application fee of €30.
1st February (17:15) Normal closing date for applications.
5th February (12:00) Online facility to amend course choices becomes available (€10 Fee)
Before 15th February Paper Applicants will be sent a Statement of Course Choices
(Contact CAO if you do not receive it)
Between 3rd February and 21st February Registration for Mature Nursing Test (PAS)
22nd February HPAT Test - Undergraduate Entry to Medicine
1st March (17:15) Closing date for amending course choices
Closing date for completion of mature section of application form
Closing date for final completion of online HEAR/DARE forms
7th and 12th March MSAP Test - For mature applicants to certain courses in UCD, UCC, UL and NUI Galway
5th March (12:00) Late application facility opens.
15th March (17:15) Latest date for HEAR/DARE supporting documentation to arrive in CAO
21st March

(Postponed)
GAMSAT examination postponed due to Coronavirus COVID-19

Please do not contact ACER or email the GAMSAT office in relation to the re-scheduling arrangements.

ACER will directly share all relevant information with candidates as soon as it becomes available and update the ACER GAMSAT website.
TBC Mature Nursing Test (PAS)
1st May (17:15) Closing date for late applications
5th May (12:00) Online Change of Mind facility becomes available (Free)
Before 15th May Late Paper Applicants will be sent a Statement of Course Choices
(Contact CAO if you do not receive it)
Before End of May Statement of Application Record sent to all applicants
(Contact CAO if you do not receive it)
1st July (17:15) Change of Mind closes
18th July (10:00) Round A offers for certain Non-Standard categories of applicants - applicants receive an offer by e-mail and SMS text
23rd July (15:00) Round A acceptances closing date.
22nd July (17:15) Exceptional closing date for late applications for those already attending a participating HEI
8th August (10:00) Round 0 offers for certain Non-Standard categories of applicant - applicants receive an offer by e-mail and SMS text
13th August (15:00) Round 0 acceptances closing date.
7th September Current year Leaving Certificate results issued
11th September (14:00) Round 1 offers available from 14:00 online - also issued by e-mail and SMS text.
Applicants who have not received an offer will receive a `Statement of Application` e-mail.
TBC Available Place facility opens
16th September (15:00) Round 1 acceptances closing date.
23rd September (10:00) Round 2 offers available online.
25th September (12:00) Round 2 acceptances closing date.
TBC HEIs begin registration
TBC Results of Leaving Certificate appeals released
1st October (10:00) Round 3 offers available online - applicants will also receive an offer notification by e-mail and SMS text.
6th October (15:00) Round 3 acceptances closing date.
8th October (10:00) Round 4 offers available online - applicants will also receive an offer notification by e-mail and SMS text.
13th October (15:00) Round 4 acceptances closing date.
TBC Round 5 offers available online - applicants will also receive an offer notification by e-mail and SMS text.
TBC Round 5 acceptances closing date.
TBC Offer Season Ends.