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CAO Dates

Refer to the table below for important milestones in the CAO application process..

6th November (12:00) CAO online application facility opens. 
CAO Change of Course choices facility opens
20th January (17:15) Apply online by this date to avail of the discounted application fee of €30.
1st February (17:15) Normal closing date for applications.
5th February (12:00) Online facility to amend course choices becomes available (€10 Fee)
Before 15th February Paper Applicants will be sent a Statement of Course Choices 
(Contact CAO if you do not receive it)
Between 2nd February and 22nd February Registration for Mature Nursing Test (PAS)
24th February HPAT Test - Undergraduate Entry to Medicine
1st March (17:15) Closing date for amending course choices 
Closing date for final completion of online HEAR/DARE forms
3rd March MSAP Test - For mature applicants to certain courses in UCD, UCC, UL and NUI Galway
24th March GAMSAT Test - Graduate Entry to Medicine
1st April (17:15) Latest date for HEAR/DARE supporting documentation to arrive in CAO
TBC Mature Nursing Test (PAS)
1st May (17:15) 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 (17:15) Change of Mind closes
Early July Round A offers for certain Non-Standard categories of applicants - applicants receive an offer by post, by e-mail and SMS text
22nd July (17:15) Exceptional closing date for late applications for those already attending a participating HEI
Early August Round 0 offers for certain Non-Standard categories of applicant - applicants receive an offer by post, by e-mail and SMS text
Mid-August Current year Leaving Certificate results issued
20th August Round 1 offers available from 06:00 online - also issued by post, e-mail and SMS text. 
Applicants who have not received an offer will receive a Statement of Application Record
24th August Round 1 Acceptances closing date (17:15).
29th August Round 2 offers available from 10:00 online.
31st August Round 2 Acceptances closing date (17:15).
Early September HEIs begin registration
Early October Results of Leaving Certificate appeals released
17th October (17:15) Offer Season Ends.