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2021 school-leaving examinations FAQ (source CAO)

 
January 2021
  • Discounted application fee (€30 fee) available up to 20 January at 5:15pm
February 2021
  • Normal closing date for applications (€45 fee) is 1 February at 5:15pm
  • Online Change of Course Choices (free) facility closes 1 February at 5:15pm
  • Online facility to amend course choices becomes available (€10 fee) on 5 February at noon
March 2021
  • Closing date for amending course choices is 1 March at 5:15pm 
  • 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 5:15pm 
  • Closing date for completion of Mature Applicant section of CAO form is 1 March at 5:15pm 
  • Late application facility opens on 5 March at 12:00 noon 
  • DARE/HEAR supporting documentation to arrive in CAO before 15 March at 5:15pm
April 2021
  • Most tests and interviews for restricted courses are held in March and April
May 2021
  • Closing date for late applications is 1 May at 5:15pm 
  • 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 2021
  • Leaving Certificate examinations
July 2021
  • Change of Mind Closes on 1 July at 5:15pm
  • Round A offers for certain Non-Standard categories of applicant e.g. mature, deferral, etc. are issued on 7th July at 10am - applicants receive an offer by e-mail and SMS text
  • Round A acceptances closing date is 13th July at 3pm
  • Exceptional closing date for late applications for those already attending a participating HEI is 22 July at 5:15pm
August 2021
  • Round 0 offers for certain Non-Standard categories of applicant issued on 5th August at 10am - applicants receive an offer by e-mail and SMS text
  • Round 0 acceptances closing date 10th August at 3pm
September 2021
  • Current year Leaving Certificate results issued on 3rd September
  • Round 1 offers available on 7th September from 2pm online - also issued by e-mail and SMS text.  Applicants who have not received an offer will receive a 'Statement of Application' e-mail.
  • Available Place facility opens on 8th September at 12noon
  • Round 1 acceptances closing date on 13th September at 3pm
  • Round 2 offers available online on 20th September at 10am
  • Round 2 acceptances closing date on 22nd September at 3pm
  • Round 3 offers available online on 28th September at 10am - applicants will also receive an offer notification by e-mail and SMS text
  • Round 3 acceptances closing date on 30th September at 3pm
  • Round 4 offers available online on 5th October at 10am - applicants will also receive an offer notification by e-mail and SMS text
  • Round 4 acceptances closing date on 7th October at 3pm
  • Round 5 offers available online on 12th October at 10am - applicants will also receive an offer notification by email and SMS text
  • Round 5 acceptances closing date on 14th October at 3pm

TBC 

  • HEI's begin registration
  • Results of Leaving Certificate appeals released

October 2021

  • Offer Season Ends on 14th October

November 2021

  • CAO application facility opens for 2022 applications on 5th November

 

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