73,157 applicants at close of CAO normal application deadlineThe Central Applications Office (CAO) normal application deadline closed at 5:15pm today, 1 February. The application figure to this deadline was 73,157. This figure does not represent the total number of CAO applicants as a late application facility opens on 5 March and closes on the 1 May at 5:15pm.
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.
Applicants who have not yet completed their application are urged by CAO to do so immediately, particularly mature applicants, applicants for the HEAR or DARE schemes, or those who are thinking about applying for a restricted course.
The Central Applications Office (CAO) application deadline for undergraduate courses in Irish Higher Education Institutions is Friday, 1 February at 5:15pm.
Applicants who have already made a CAO application have up to 5:15 pm on 1 February to add, remove or re-order courses free of charge. If an applicant is considering applying for a restricted course they should make sure to include the course details in their application before this deadline. If they do not apply for a restricted course before the deadline an additional fee of ?10 applies for the use of the Change of Course Choices facility which is available (to registered applicants only) from 5 February to 1 March at 5:15 pm.
The CAO Change of Mind facility opens on the 6 May. This facility allows applicants the opportunity to add, remove or change the order of their courses as many times as they like (and free of charge) right up the 1 July at 5:15 pm, however it is important to note that restrictions apply. Applicants are reminded that they should list their course choices in genuine order of preference.
To apply to CAO go to www.cao.ie and click on 'Apply'.
TU Dublin will be hosting a live chat event in advance of the Feb 1st CAO deadline.Prospective Students of all types can ask questions about CAO, Advanced Entry, General TU Dublin queries or whatever they might like to know.
Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) is Ireland’s newest University offering a range of disciplines from Level 6 to Level 10. Please join us for a live chat event, 29th Jan 13.00 to 14.00 and again at 5pm -6pm.
We will be live on https://www.tudublin.ie/chat/
DCU is hosting a CAO Information Evening for school leavers, mature students and parents on Wednesday 16th January between 6-8pm. The Information Evening willtake place in the ‘U’ Student Centre on the DCU Glasnevin campus and it will give you the opportunity to:
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Applying to UCD – CAO & Mature Student Information Evening 2019UCD is offering a Mature Student & Final Year Secondary School Student Open Evening on Tuesday 8th January 2019 from 5pm to 7pm. The event will be hosted in the UCD John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies, UCD Belfield, Dublin 4.
During the session there will be an opportunity to speak to staff about CAO applications and information on courses will be available at school and college stands. Talks will include: Mature Entry to UCD, Access and Supports for prospective students, Applying to the CAO & Making an application to HEAR/DARE.
To register please visit: www.ucd.ie/myucd/events
For more information please contact us on email email@example.com or by phone on 01 716 1507.
Maynooth University CAO Information Evening – Wednesday January 9th 2019
Please click for the schedule and to book your place at our annual Information Evening.
We look forward to meeting our future students and other interested parties on the evening of Wednesday January 9th.