CAO Deadlines 2020

The Central Applications Office processes applications for undergraduate courses in Irish Higher Education Institutions. The following is a list of key dates and deadlines all students should be aware of.

20th January 2020 – 5:15pmApply online by this date to avail of the discounted application fee of €30.
1st February 2020 – 5:15pmNormal closing date for applications.
5th February 2020 – 12:00pmOnline facility to amend course choices becomes available (€10 Fee)
Before 15th February 2020Paper Applicants will be sent a Statement of Course Choices
Between 3rd February and 21st February 2020Registration for Mature Nursing Test (PAS)
22nd February 2020HPAT Test – Undergraduate Entry to Medicine
1st March 2020 – 5:15pmClosing date for amending course choices
Closing date for completion of mature section of application form
Closing date for final completion of online HEAR/DARE forms
5th March 2020 – 12:00pmLate application facility opens
15th March 2020 – 5:15pm Latest date for HEAR/DARE supporting documentation to arrive in CAO
21st March 2020GAMSAT Test – Graduate Entry to Medicine
1st May 2020 – 5:15pm Closing date for late applications
5th May 2020 – 12:00pm Online Change of Mind facility becomes available (Free)
Before 15th May 2020 Late Paper Applicants will be sent a Statement of Course Choices
Before End of May 2020 Statement of Application Record sent to all applicants
1st July 2020 – 5:15pm Change of Mind closes
Mid-August Current year Leaving Certificate results issued
Mid-AugustRound 1 offers available from 14:00 online – also issued by e-mail and SMS text.
Applicants who have not received an offer will receive a ‘Statement of Application’ e-mail.