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Available / Vacant Places (for 2016 entry)

After Round One Offers are issued, the Available Place facility operates on a weekly schedule of applications, offers and acceptances. Applications that arrive in CAO before 11:00 on a Monday will be processed and considered for offers on the following Thursday. An offer posted on a Thursday will be available to view on the CAO website the following day. (Exception: Round Two offers will be available to view on Thursday)
  
Note: To view the list of courses with available places/vacant places, click on the 'Available Place Courses' icon, above.

Click here to watch a short video resource about the Available Places facility.

IMPORTANT: Application for an Available Place/Vacant Place course does NOT guarantee an offer for that course. Applicants must satisfy the Minimum Entry requirements as specified by the relevant HEI.

IMPORTANT: Mature applicants and applicants who have qualifications other than the Irish Leaving Cert and/or QQI FET/FETAC are categorised as Non-Standard Applicants. Such applicants must contact the appropriate HEI before completing an available place application.

IMPORTANT: An application should not be made for any course without first consulting the information literature of the institution offering that course.

Existing Applicants

If you are a current-year applicant (i.e., you have a CAO Application Number beginning with '16'), you may make an available place application on-line without payment of a further fee.

Click on the 'Existing Applicant' button to log-in to your CAO account and make an on-line available place application.

New Applicants (for 2016 entry)

Persons who have already applied to the CAO for 2016 entry to ANY course (i.e., you have a CAO Application Number beginning with '16'), please use the 'Existing Applicant' facility above.

Persons who have not applied already (i.e. not a current-year applicant ) may make an Available Place application on payment of a fee of €40.

N.B. An application should not be made for any course without first consulting the information literature of the institution offering that course.

Click on the following button for further instructions and to start your Available Place Application.