CAO Timeline 2021: CAO Round Zero Offers Issued

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CAO Round Zero Offers have been issued to applicants. CAO Round Zero offers are issued to certain categories of applicant who are not competing with those awaiting 2021 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 (2002-2021) for consideration for entry to courses with a quota for QQI FET/FETAC applicants may also be included at this stage.

CAO Timeline 2021: CAO Round Zero Offers Issued

This year there was a total of 6,163 offers of college places to students in Round Zero.

The offers are available to view online from 10am,  5th August 2021. Successful applicants will also receive an email and a text message (if they have selected this option) with details of their offer.

Of the total offers issued in Round Zero,  3,950 are Level 8 offers and 2,213 are Level 7/6 offers.

The reply date by which applicants must accept their offer is 10th August at 3pm.

Speaking about the offer process, CAO communications officer Eileen Keleghan commented; “We urge mature, deferred, graduate entry medicine, and access applicants to log in to their CAO accounts today to check if they have received a Round Zero offer.

“QQI FET/FETAC applicants who applied for a course with a quota for QQI FET applicants should also check their account.

“Offers must be accepted by 3 pm on Tuesday next, 10 August. Failure to accept an offer by the reply date will result in the offer being cancelled” she added.

To date, a total of 14,071 offers have been issued by CAO in Round A and Round Zero to a total of 11,116 applicants.

For all other successful applicants, Round One offers will be issued on Tuesday, 7th September. Round One offers will be available to view online only from 2pm on 7th September, and successful applicants will also receive offer notification by email and text message if they have selected this option. There will be no postal offer notices.

The reply date for Round One offers is 13th September at 3pm.

Round Two offers will be available to view online from 20th September at 10am.

For more information about the CAO offer and acceptance process watch the video guide:

Steven Galvin

Rathmines College
CCT College Dublin Virtual Open Evening


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