CAO have released figures for the number of candidate who have applied for 2019.
As of the 1st February closing date, the number of applicants was 73,157. This figure does not represent the total number of CAO applicants as a late application facility opens on 5 March and closes on the 1 May at 5:15pm.
The Change of Course facility is open until Tuesday, 5 February for mature applicants to add course choices and for registered applicants who have forgotten to include a restricted course on their CAO application - a fee of €10 applies.
Most applicants will use the free Change of Mind facility which opens in May and closes on 1st July at 5:15pm, but there are some restrictions.
“The Late Application facility becomes available on the 5 March and closes on the 1 May at 5:15 pm, however restrictions apply. The Late Application fee is €60 for online applicants and €90 for paper applicants,” Eileen Keleghan, CAO communications officer.
The CAO website contains a number of resources for CAO applicants including CAO Video Guides, a copy of the CAO Handbook, and resources for parents and guardians. Visit www.cao.ie for more information
The CareersPortal Team