Undergraduate courses - CAO - Important Dates

There are a number of deadlines when applying to CAO which applies to you will depend on your course and age. The table below is a timeline from the CAO website which lists all important dates an applicant should be aware of.

5th November (12:00) CAO online application facility opens. CAO Change of Course choices facility opens
20th January (17:15) Apply online by this date to avail of the discounted application fee of €25.
1st February (17:15) Normal closing date for applications.
5th February (12:00) Online facility to amend course choices becomes available (€10 Fee)
Before 15th February Paper Applicants will be sent a Statement of Course Choices. (Contact CAO if you do not receive it)
Between 17th February and 8th March Registration for Mature Nursing Test (PAS)
27th February HPAT Test - Undergraduate Entry to Medicine
1st March (17:15) Closing date for amending course choices, Closing date for final completion of online HEAR/DARE forms
5th March MSAP Test - For mature applicants to certain courses in UCD, UCC, UL and NUI Galway
19th March GAMSAT Test - Graduate Entry to Medicine
1st April (17:15) Latest date for HEAR/DARE supporting documentation to arrive in CAO
Week beginning 20th April Mature Nursing Test (PAS)
1st May (17:15) Closing date for late applications
5th May (12:00) Online Change of Mind facility becomes available (Free)
Before 15th May Late Paper Applicants will be sent a Statement of Course Choices. (Contact CAO if you do not receive it)
Before End of May Statement of Application Record sent to all applicants. (Contact CAO if you do not receive it)
1st July (17:15) Change of Mind closes
Early July Round A offers for certain Non-Standard categories of applicants - applicants receive an offer by post, by e-mail and SMS text
22nd July (17:15) Exceptional closing date for late applications for those already attending a participating HEI
Early August Round 0 offers for certain Non-Standard categories of applicant - applicants receive an offer by post, by e-mail and SMS text
Mid-August Current year Leaving Certificate results issued
22nd August Round 1 offers available from 06:00 online - also issued by post, e-mail and SMS text. Applicants who have not received an offer will receive a Statement of Application Record
29th August Round 1 Acceptances closing date (17:15). Acknowledgement of Acceptances posted within 3 working days.
1st September Round 2 offers available from 06:00 online.
Early September HEIs begin registration
7th September Round 2 Acceptances closing date (17:15).Acknowledgement of Acceptances posted within 3 working days.
Early October Results of Leaving Certificate appeals released
14th October (17:15) Offer Season Ends.

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