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Demo Application

Please note: Using this demo facility in no way excuses you from your responsibility to follow all online instructions and to read the CAO Handbook.

If you wish to make a real application, click here.

You may proceed sequentially through the demo application process or navigate to sections of interest using the menu.
Applicant's Personal Details

Please Note: You should enter your name and date of birth as it appears on your Birth Certificate or Passport. If you wish to apply under a different name, HEIs will require proof of identification at registration.

As stated in the CAO Handbook, an applicant may only present one application in any one year (either online or paper). There will be no refunds given to applicants who make more than one application.

Home address

Postal Address: (created from name and address entered above)
Tick the following box if the postal address looks correct.
Otherwise, change your name and address above.

Qualifications & Assessment Summary :
Please tick the qualification/assessment section(s) that are relevant to you.

CCEA, CAIE, AEB, AQA, Pearson (Edexcel), OCR, UCLES, WJEC examination boards only.
GCE/GCSE from OTHER boards MUST be entered under "Other School Leaving Exams"
(e.g. Baccalaureate, Scottish Exams, pre-1985 Irish & UK exams, Leaving Exams outside of UK & Ireland, Leaving Cert Applied, Level 3 BTEC, GNVQs, VCEs, Irish Matric Exams, etc.)
(Any other Further Education courses that you have undertaken that do not fall into one of the other sections on this application form, e.g. City & Guild awards, FÝS awards, BTEC level 4 or higher, Post-Leaving Certificate Courses (Republic of Ireland) etc.)
(required regardless of whether you passed, failed, or did not take examinations)
(those 23 years of age on or before the 1st of January 2021)
Please note: You will be required to supply additional information about your upcoming examinations or existing qualifications when you log in to your CAO Account. For more information read pages 5-8 of the 2021 CAO Handbook. In May, you will be instructed by e-mail to verify that all of your examination and account information is correct. Ignoring this e-mail could have very serious consequences for your application.

Payment Options :

 MasterCard  VISA

 Fee Payment Form
(Republic of Ireland applicants only)

Terms & Conditions :

Create Account Password :

Your Account Password must be at least eight characters long.
Please choose a password that you will remember easily.

After clicking 'Proceed with Application' please be patient, as the payment request may take some time.