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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 (expected date) 
  • 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 categories of applicant e.g. mature, deferral, etc. are issued in early July
  • Exceptional closing date for late applications for those already attending a participating HEI is 22 July at 5:15pm
August 2021
  • 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)
  • HEIs begin registration
September 2021
  • HEIs begin registration
  • Results of Leaving Certificate appeals released (date to be confirmed)
  • Offer season ends (date to be confirmed)

 

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