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Advanced Entry

The Central Applications Office processes applications for years 2, 3 and 4 of undergraduate courses in Irish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). This entry route is known as Advanced Entry. Applicants must have relevant Higher or Further Education or an equivalent to be considered for the Advanced Entry route. Decisions on admissions to advanced entry courses, (years 2, 3 or 4), are made by the HEIs who instruct CAO to make offers to successful candidates.

Please ensure that you have included all relevant information that might help the HEIs assess your application including:
  • Copies of FETAC L5 and 6 awards
  • Copies of BTEC and other awards
  • Transcripts from previous Higher Education
  • A CV with information about relevant previous experience with references
  • A statement of interest
All supporting documentation, including cover sheet, must be sent to ‘Advanced Entry, CAO, Tower House, Eglinton St., Galway’. Failure to supply CAO with supporting documentation may result in your application being rejected by the HEI.