CAO Information Evening Thursday 29 th November, 2012 . Purpose of the CAO. CAO processes applications to undergraduate courses in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), known as 3 rd level colleges.
Education Institutions (HEIs), known as 3rd level colleges.
Information on courses is available from each college and college prospectuses as well as Qualifax website and individual college websites.
CAO distributes to schools and individuals a Handbook containing instructions and information about the application process.
Every applicant should be familiar with the contents of the CAO Handbook and how it works.The Application Process
In order to be fair to all applicants, closing dates are strict and therefore action should be taken in good time. Do not leave everything to the last minute.Timely Action
20th January, 2013
Closing date for receipt of early online applications
1st February, 2013
Closing date for receipt of normal applications
5th February to 1st March, 2013
Courses may be changed online including ‘restricted’, €10
Before/By 15th February, 2013
Receive Statement of Course Choices (paper applicants)
1st March 2013
Closing date for final completion of online HEAR/DARE forms
latest date for HEAR/DARE supporting documents to arrive
1st May, 2013
Closing date for receipt of late applications
5th May, 2013
Online change of mind facility becomes available (free)
Before/By 31st May, 2013
Receive Statement of Application Record
1st July, 2013
Latest date for receipt of change of mind form in CAO.
19th~ August, 2013
First round of offers will commence.
These are applied for on 2 separate lists on a single form:
(15th May in the case of Late Applications).
The Statement is important for two reasons:
1. The Statement of Course Choices includes notification of your CAO application number.
2. The Statement of Course Choices lists the courses that you have applied for.If you have made any mistake or omission in your course choices then now is the time to rectify your error.
Pay particular attention to restricted courses.