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Demo Application

  1. Please enter your course choices.
CAO Application No.:
Name :
Ms Jane Smith

Personal Details (stored on the CAO computer)

Date of Birth :
Sex :
Address :
12 Tower House
The Cresent
Old Dublin Road

Telephone Number :
Mobile Number :
Country of Birth :
Country of Nationality :
United Kingdom
e-mail address :

Course Choices  (stored on the CAO computer)

Entry to 1st Year

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

Level 8 Course Choices:
None Selected.

Level 7/6 Course Choices:
None Selected.


Qualifications and Assessment Section  (stored on the CAO computer)

Secondary Level Schools Attended:
1. St. Mary`s College, Co Wexford, Rep. of Ireland From 2017 to 2022

Irish Leaving Certificate Examinations:

2022 Leaving Certificate Exams.

Exemptions from Minimum Entry Requirements 
Some HEIs have language matriculation requirements. If you are seeking an exemption from minimum entry requirements such as Irish (ROI applicants only) or a third language you must do the following:
  • If applying to TCD, University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College you must contact the Admissions Office directly
  • In the case of NUI institutions*, you must contact the NUI (see for details).

Please note:
  • CAO plays no role in processing exemption applications. Apply for exemptions without delay and no later than 21 days after opening your CAO account.
  • Having an exemption from studying a language in school will not suffice - you will still be required to apply for an exemption from the minimum requirement for entry to Higher Education courses.
  • When you receive your Statement of Application, please log in to your CAO account to check that your exemption has been recorded on your account. If not, you must notify CAO immediately via the Correspondence Section of your account.

*Member institutions of the NUI (i.e. UCC, UCD, Maynooth University, NUI Galway, RCSI, NCAD and St Angela`s College, Sligo) have a requirement for Irish (ROI applicants only) and may also have a third language requirement for certain courses (e.g. French, German, Spanish, etc - check institution literature for exact requirements).

Mature Section

Click on "Mature Applicant Form" to update your mature application form.

Disability/Specific Learning Difficulty 
If you wish to disclose a disability or specific learning difficulty or apply to the Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) click on the 'Modify Disability/SLD (& DARE Application) Status' button below.

Higher Education Access Route (HEAR)  (Further InformationOpens in a new window)
(for school-leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds)

The Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) is a third level admissions scheme for school leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

You must complete all relevant Sections (1-8) of the online HEAR application by 17:00 on 1 March to be considered for HEAR.
Click on the HEAR Application button below to complete your online HEAR application.

SUSI - Maintenance/Fee Grant Application  (Further Information)

All new student Maintenance/Fee Grant applications will be made online to SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) through their website at (see also

Please refer to the SUSI web site for details of courses that may be eligible for student grant funding from SUSI.

If you wish to apply for a grant, you may indicate this on your CAO online application. CAO will then provide your Identification, Contact and Offer/Acceptance details to the grant authority (SUSI).

Once you are satisfied with the details above - click 'Log Out' to exit.
All details listed above have been submitted to CAO.