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Exceptional Late Applications (Exception to Timetable)

The exceptional closing date of 22nd of July at 17:15 applies only to applicants who are currently undergraduate students in any year in any one of the participating HEIs (subject to the exclusions listed below). In order to avail of the Exceptional Late Application facility you must have entered the HEI through the CAO system.

If you did not enter your current course through the CAO system, you must first contact the Admissions Office of the HEI to which you wish to apply and they will inform you if you may submit an application direct to the institution

You may submit a late application only for entry to courses other than your existing course. If you wish to repeat the year in the same course you must arrange this within your HEI.

Mary Immaculate College Limerick, Trinity College Dublin and the University of Limerick have special procedures in place in the case of current or previous students who wish to apply for entry to another course in the same HEI. Such applicants must contact their Admissions Office to determine the application procedure. However, if you are a student in another HEI and you wish to apply to any of these three HEIs, you should apply through CAO.

To make an Exceptional Late Application you must:
  • Go to the Admissions Office of your current institution and inform them that you wish to apply to CAO.
  • Ask the HEI to supply you with a CAO fee payment form which, once completed, must be stamped on part one by the Admissions Office of the institution to confirm that you are currently a student of the institution.
  • Submit your CAO application online before the 22nd of July at 17:15. Choose the "Fee Payment Form" method of payment on the application form. Do not enter course choices at this time.
  • Take note of your CAO application number and, using the CAO fee payment form provided by your institution (as above), make a payment of 60 euro at a bank.
  • Write your CAO application number on the CAO fee payment form.
  • Complete the paper Change of Mind Form including your list of course choices in genuine order of preference.
  • Post part one of the fee payment form, together with the completed Change of Mind form, to CAO and include your CAO application number on the front of the documents. Please ensure that the forms are received by CAO by 22nd of July at 17:15.
  • CAO will post a Statement of Application Record to you after the 22nd July closing date, once your application has been recorded. If you have not received this statement by 1st August, please contact CAO immediately.

Click on the '22nd July Applicants' button to start your application.