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CAO process for candidates who sat the Leaving Certificate examinations in November 2020

  1. Candidate receives improved results:
  2. Improved results are communicated by CAO to the Higher Education Institutions
  3. If you are deemed eligible for an offer based on your improved results:
  4. If you are not deemed eligible for an offer based on your improved results:
  5. Do I have to make a new CAO application for 2021 to take up a deferred offer?
  6. I am hoping to receive a deferred offer of Medicine, do I need to sit the 2021 HPAT?
  7. What happens if I receive a deferred offer of my preferred course and I am already in college?
  8. I am a DARE and/or HEAR applicant and I am awaiting the results of my November examinations. Regardless of the outcome of the November examinations, I still wish to be considered for other courses in 2021 – can I carry forward my DARE HEAR eligibility?