CAO Dates

This is a timetable of important CAO dates for 2022. CAO may amend these dates so it is important to check back from time to time.

5th November (12:00) CAO online application facility opens
20th January (17:00) Apply online by this date to avail of the discounted application fee of €30.
1st February (17:00) Normal closing date for applications.
5th February (12:00) Online facility to amend course choices becomes available (€10 Fee)
1st March (17:00) Closing date for amending course choices
Closing date for completion of Mature Applicant section of CAO form
Closing date for final completion of online HEAR/DARE forms
4th March (12:00) Late application facility opens.
15th March (17:00) Latest date for HEAR/DARE supporting documentation to arrive in CAO
1st May (17:00) 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 (17:00) Change of Mind closes
Early July Round A offers for certain categories of applicants (i.e. mature, deferral, etc)
22nd July (17:00) Exceptional closing date for late applications for those already attending a participating HEI
Early August Round 0 offers for certain categories of applicant
Mid-August Current year Leaving Certificate results issued
August – Date TBC Round 1 offers available
HEIs begin registration


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