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Closing date for late applications is 1 May at 5pm

Change of Mind Closes on 1 July at 5pm

Timetable of Events: 

September 2021
  • CAO 2022 Interactive Handbook available online at www.cao.ie
November 2021
  • CAO online application facility opens on 5 November at 12:00 noon
  • Change of Course Choices (free) facility opens on 5 November at 12:00 noon
January 2022
  • Discounted application fee (€30 fee) available up to 20 January at 5pm
February 2022
  • Normal closing date for applications (€45 fee) is 1 February at 5pm
  • Online Change of Course Choices (free) facility closes 1 February at 5pm
  • Online facility to amend course choices becomes available (€10 fee) on 4 February at noon
March 2022
  • Closing date for amending course choices is 1 March at 5pm
  • Most tests and interviews for restricted courses are held in March and April 
  • Closing date for final completion of online DARE/HEAR forms is 1 March at 5pm
  • Closing date for completion of Mature Applicant section of CAO form is 1 March at 5pm
  • Late application facility opens on 4 March at 12:00 noon
  • DARE/HEAR supporting documentation to arrive in CAO before 15 March at 5pm
April 2022
  • Most tests and interviews for restricted courses are held March and April

May 2022

  • Closing date for late applications is 1 May at 5pm
  • Online Change of Mind (free) facility becomes available on 5 May at 12:00 noon (expected date)
  • Statement of Application Record sent to all applicants before end of May.  Inform CAO if you do not receive it.
June 2022
  • Leaving Certificate examinations

July 2022

  • Change of Mind Closes on 1 July at 5pm
  • Round A offers for certain categories of applicant e.g. mature, defferal, etc. are issued in early July
  • Exceptional closing date for late applications for those already attending a participating HEI is 22 July at 5pm

August 2022

  • Round Zero offers for certain categories of applicant issued in early August
  • Current year Leaving Certificate results issued (date to be confirmed)
  • Round One offers (date to be confirmed)
  • HEI's begin registration
September 2022
  • HEI's begin registration
  • Results of Leaving Certificate appeals released (date to be confirmed)
  • Offer season ends (date to be confirmed) 

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