Written by SpunOut | Last updated March 21st, 2018
The Leaving Certificate is stressful enough not to mention all the things you have to remember. We've put together a few key dates that you can't forget if you are thinking of using the CAO to choose a college course for September.
CAO online application facility and Change of Course choices facility opens.
Apply online by this date to get the discounted application fee of €30.
Normal closing date for applications.
Paper Applicants will be sent a Statement of Course Choices. If you do not receive this statement you should contact the CAO.
Registration for Mature Nursing Test (PAS).
HPAT - Undergraduate Entry to Medicine.
Closing date for amending course choices and for final completion of online HEAR/DARE forms.
MSAP Test- For mature applicants to certain courses in UCD, UCC, UL and NUI Galway.
GAMSAT Test- Graduate Entry to Medicine.
Latest date for HEAR/DARE supporting documentation to arrive in CAO
Mature Nursing Test (PAS)
Closing date for late applications.
Online Change of Mind facility becomes available free of charge.
Late Paper Applicants will be sent a Statement of Course Choices. You should contact the CAO if you do not receive yours.
Statement of Application Record will be sent to all applicants. You should contact the CAO if you do not receive yours.
Change of Mind closes.
Round A offers for certain Non-Standard categories of applicants. Applicants will receive an offer by post, by e-mail and SMS text.
Exceptional closing date for late applications for those already attending a participating HEI.
Round 0 offers for certain Non-Standard categories of applicant. Applicants will receive an offer by post, by e-mail and SMS text.
Leaving results come out!!
Round 1 offers available from 06:00 online. Offers will also issued by post, e-mail and SMS text.
Applicants who have not received an offer will receive a Statement of Application Record.
Round 1 Acceptances closing date (17:15). Acknowledgement of Acceptances posted within 3 working days.
Round 2 offers available from 06:00 online.
HEIs begin registration
Round 2 Acceptances closing date (17:15). Acknowledgement of Acceptances posted within 3 working days.
Results of Leaving Certificate appeals released
Offer Season Ends.
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