CAO 2023 Timeline: CAO Change of Mind Facility Opens

By Steven Galvin - Last update

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The CAO Change of Mind facility opens today Friday, 5 May at noon. Applicants may add, remove or change the order of their courses as many times as they like up to the 1 July at 5pm.

To date, over 8,000 applicants have yet to add course choices to their application.

Applicants are also urged to read the ‘Changes to the 2023 Handbook’ document (available from for information on new courses, cancelled courses, title changes and miscellaneous changes.

CAO Change of Mind Facility

The CAO (Central Applications Office) Change of Mind facility is a service provided by the CAO to allow applicants to change their course choices after they have submitted their initial application.

It is important to note that making changes to an application during the Change of Mind period does not incur any additional fees. However, applicants should carefully consider their choices before submitting their initial application, as they may not have the opportunity to make further changes after the Change of Mind period has closed.

It is also important to note that not all courses may be available for change during the Change of Mind period. Some courses may have specific deadlines or entry requirements that must be met before changes can be made. is a national database of universities, colleges, institutes and providers of third level, CAO and PLC courses in Ireland. We operate a national search database of courses and colleges.


Steven Galvin

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