CAO Video Guides
Applying to CAO
This video presentation describes how the CAO application, offer and acceptance processes work.
Obtaining your CAO application number
If you are starting your CAO application, this short video guide will provide some advice to guide you through the first step of the CAO application process. Once you have obtained your CAO application number, you can then login to your CAO account using the 'My Application facility' to edit your account. Please take note of the relevant deadlines and read the CAO handbook for more information.
Editing your CAO application
Once you have obtained your CAO application number, you can login to your account to add your course choices, edit some of your personal information, provide details of your qualifications and assessments, apply for HEAR and/or DARE, and also indicate if you want CAO to send your ID and course offer and acceptance details to SUSI. For a step-by-step guide to editing your CAO account, watch this short video guide. Please take note of the relevant deadlines and read the CAO handbook for more information.
Personalised CAO Handbook guide
A step-by-step guide to using the CAO Personalised Handbook.
CAO Virtual Information Evening for Students and Parents
Recording of event on 19/10/2021
February Change of Course Choices
The Change of Course Choices facility is available from 5th February to 1st March at 5:15 pm. This facility can be used by all registered applicants to add restricted courses to an application, or by restricted-category applicants who may be required to apply to an institution by the 1st of February deadline - a fee of €10 applies.
Statement of Application Record
A video guide explaining how to check that your CAO account information is complete and correct, and how to make changes to your application information if something is missing or incorrect.
QQI FET/FETAC Applicants
A guide to the application process and the scoring scheme for QQI FET/FETAC Applicants
A guide to the CAO for Mature Applicants
CAO Change of Mind Facility
A guide to the CAO Change of Mind facility.
The CAO Offer Process
A short video guide to the CAO Offer and Acceptance Process.
A short guide to the CAO Available Places facility.