A Change of Course Choices facility will become available on the CAO website on Tuesday, 5 February for all registered applicants. This facility can be used by mature applicants to add course choices and for applicants who have forgotten to include a restricted course on their CAO application – a fee of €10 applies.
Most applicants will use the free Change of Mind facility which opens in May and closes on 1st July at 5:15pm, but there are some restrictions. Speaking about the application process, CAO communications officer Eileen Keleghan commented, “Most applicants who have already applied to CAO will have opportunities to change their course choices in May or June for no extra charge. If an applicant has forgotten to apply for a restricted course, or if they are a mature applicant wishing to make changes to their courses, they should avail of our Change of Course Choices facility which opens on the 5 February and is available until 5:15pm on 1 March for a fee of 10 euro”.
“The Late Application facility becomes available on the 5 March and closes on the 1 May at 5:15 pm, however restrictions apply. The Late Application fee is €60 for online applicants and €90 for paper applicants,” she said.
“Students with concerns about their options or their application should consult their Guidance Counsellor, the Admissions Officers in the individual institutions, and read the CAO Handbook. If they cannot find the answer to their application query they can email CAO using the ‘Contact’ page on the website,” she added.
The CAO website contains a number of resources for CAO applicants including CAO Video Guides, a copy of the CAO Handbook, and resources for parents and guardians. Visit www.cao.ie for more information.