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CAO Change of Mind form

Make a change before the 1st of July.

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The CAO Change of Mind form is a form that allows you to change your mind about what CAO courses you have applied for. You can make changes to your application as often as you like from the 6th of November untill the 31st January free of charge.

Apllications can be change both online and through paper from the 5th of February (12:00 pm) to the 1st of March (17:15). The processing fee to change applications during this time is €10 which can be paid on the CAO website by Credit/Debit Card. Applications being change by post will need to pay the €10 charge in the form of a Bank Draft or Postal Order. 

From the 5th of May (12:00 pm) untill the 1st of July (17:15) you can again register a change of course choices online, free of charge. You can change your mind as many times as you like during this time without occuring any fees. 

The form works the same way as the regular CAO form, so it is important that you list your courses in order of preference (i.e. the ones you want most at the start) and not based on how many points you think you’ll get. It is also important to remember that the Change of Mind form cancels out your previous application form.

Restricted application courses cannot be added for the first time to a Change of Mind form. You also cannot enter any mature applicant course codes for nursing. Students outside the EU, mature students and transfer applicants may not be able to use the Change of Mind form and should instead contact the admissions office of their course of choice.

Once you enter choices in your Change of Mind form, you will receive a revised Statement of Course Choice confirming that your new choices have been entered into your record. For online changes, you should receive an email with an acknowledgement of the edits you made. For paper applicants, this revised statement is issued after the 1st of June. If you do not receive such a statement before the 7th of July, then contact CAO immediately with proof of your Change of Mind form.

  • For full details about the Change of Mind application process click here. 
  • For a full list of CAO dates click here.
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Published January 21st, 2013
Last updated March 21st, 2018
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