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CAO Timeline 2022: Check and Confirm Your Account Information

By Steven Galvin - Last update


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The Central Applications Office (CAO) is emailing all applicants who applied to CAO by 1 February this year.  This email is referred to as the Statement of Application Record email.

Applicants who applied using the late application facility will receive an email later in the month.

The email advises applicants to log in to their CAO account in order to confirm that all of their personal details, examination information, exemptions (if any) and course choices are recorded correctly on their accounts.

If there are errors or omissions, applicants are given the opportunity to rectify this information (for no charge) via their online CAO Account. Examination updates made before the end of May will be updated to applicant accounts in early June.

Head of Communications for CAO, Eileen Keleghan, commented; “This email is designed to ensure that applicants do not miss out on a place because some of their information is incorrect or missing; for example, if there is an incorrect examination number, or if an exemption is not recorded.

“If applicants notice the error now, they have the opportunity to rectify it before it’s too late.

“In the past, applicants used to write their changes on the Statement of Application Record document and return it to CAO. Now, they will simply log in to their CAO Account and click on ‘Modify Details’ where relevant and supply or edit the necessary information.

Statement of Application Record

CAO advises applicants to take the following steps:

Step 1. Read the instructions in the email and on the Statement of Application Record page online at www.cao.ie/soar

Step 2. Log in to your CAO Account to review your account information, including your personal information, your examination information, course choices, and supporting documentation (if you supplied any).

Step 3. If there are any errors or omissions update your information immediately (follow the instructions provided on the CAO website for modifying your account information online). Failure to correct errors or omissions at this stage may have very serious consequences and lead to the loss of a place.

Step 4. You must proceed to the bottom of your account homepage and click on ‘Confirm’ to indicate that you have checked that your account information is all present and correct, and have followed the instructions in the Statement of Application Record email and the Statement of Application Record website page.

Step 5. Check your email/correspondence section of your account to ensure that your modifications or confirmation of account have been recorded.


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.


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