CAO Offer Round Dates and Reply Dates

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See below for a list of CAO Offer Round Dates and Reply Dates.

Click here to watch a short video resource about the CAO Offer and Acceptance Process.

Round A:

Offer Date: 18th July, 2020 from 10:00
Reply Date: 23rd July, 2020 by 15:00

In early July a small number of offers of places may be issued to applicants such as:

  • deferred applicants
  • mature applicants
  • applicants who have completed an Access course
  • those who need to make visa arrangements before taking a place

Round Zero:

Offer Date: 8th August, 2020 from 10:00
Reply Date: 13th August, 2020 by 15:00

In early August there will be an issue of offers of places which go to certain categories of applicant who are not competing with those awaiting 2020 examination results or who are assessed on other criteria, i.e. graduate entry medicine applicants, additional mature, deferred and Access applicants and applicants presenting QQI FET/FETAC (2002-2020) for consideration for entry to courses with a quota for QQI FET/FETAC applicants may also be included at this stage. Many courses have an entry route for applicants presenting QQI/FET but do not have a specific quota. These courses will be offering places in Round One.

Round One:

Offer Date: 11th September, 2020 from 14:00
Reply Date: 16th September, 2020 by 15:00

Issue of main body of offers take place after Irish Leaving Certificate Examination results become available.

Round Two:

Offer Date: 23rd September, 2020 from 10:00
Reply Date: 25th September, 2020 by 12:00

Round Three:

Offer Date: 1st October, 2020 from 10:00
Reply Date: 6th October, 2020 by 15:00

Round Four:

Offer Date: 8th October, 2020 from 10:00
Reply Date: 13th October, 2020 by 15:00

Round Five:

Offer Date: TBC from 10:00
Reply Date: TBC by 15:00

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