CAO Timeline 2022: CAO Change of Mind facility opens

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The CAO Change of Mind facility opens on Thursday, 5 May 2022. Applicants may add, remove or change the order of their courses as many times as they like up to 1 July at 5pm. To date, over 6,000 applicants have yet to add course choices to their application.

Applicants are also urged to read the ‘Changes to the 2022 Handbook’ document (available from for information on new courses, cancelled courses, title changes and miscellaneous changes.

It is very important that you check your course choices immediately to ensure that they are absolutely correct. If you need to amend or add courses you may use the Change of Mind facility before the 1st July at 17:00.

To make changes to your course choices (during the periods outlined below):

  • – log in via the ‘My Application’ facility and go to add/change course choices;
  • – introduce all of your courses on the ‘New List’ in your preferred order of preference, remembering to click ‘Continue with course changes’ to save the information; and,
  • – check the acknowledgement e-mail sent to the e-mail address you supplied when making your application. Make sure to check that your changes have been recorded completely and correctly.

The Central Applications Office processes applications for undergraduate courses in Irish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Decisions on admissions to undergraduate courses are made by the HEIs who instruct CAO to make offers to successful candidates. 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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