CAO Information

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Change of Mind Closes on 1 July at 5pm

Round 1 offers available on 8 September from 2pm online - also issued by e-mail and SMS text.  Applicants who have not received an offer will receive a 'Statment of Application' e-mail.

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
  • 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 on 7 July at 10am
  • Round A acceptances closing date 13 July 3pm
  • Exceptional closing date for late applications for those already attending a participating HEI is 22 July at 5pm

August 2022

  • Round 0 offers for certain categories of applicant issued on 5 August at 10am
  • Round 0 acceptances closing dte 10 August at 3pm

September 2022

  • Current year Leaving Certificate results issued 2 September
  • Round 1 offers available on 8 September at 2pm
  • Available Place facility opens 9 September at 12 noon
  • Round 1 acceptances closing date 14 September at 3pm
  • Round 2 offers available online on 19 September at 10am
  • Round 2 acceptanes closing date 21 September at 3pm
  • Round 3 offers availalbe online on 27 September at 10am
  • Round 3 acceptances closing date 29 September at 3pm
October 2022
  • Round 4 offers available online on 4 October at 10am
  • Round 4 acceptances closing date 6 October at 3pm
  • Round 5 offers available online on 11 October at 10am
  • Round 5 acceptances closing date 13 October at 3pm
  • HEI's begin registration (TBC)
  • Results of Leaving Certificate appeals released (TBC)
  • Offer season ends 13 October

November 2022

  • CAO application facility opens for 2023 applications on 5 November

CAO Timetable of Events

CAO FAQ's

CAO Website


Bonus Points for Higher Level Leaving Certificate Maths


Points Information 2021

Round 1 Points for Level 8

Round 1 Points for Level 7 & 6

Compare Round 1 Points for Level 8 2021 with 2020

Compare Round 1 Points for Level 7 & 6 2021 with 2020

Trinity College Dublin 2021 Round 1 Joint Honors

Available / Vacant Places

About Available / Vacant Places

What to do if I don’t get an offer from the CAO or I didn’t apply in the first place?



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