CAO Online Applications Open for 2020

Online Facility Open and Important CAO Info

CAO Online Applications Open for 2020

The CAO Online Application Facility for 2020 will be open for students from 12PM today (Tuesday November 5th).

Students are urged to apply as soon as possible to avail of the discounted registration fee of €30, which is only available until 5:15 PM on January 20th.

Any registration after the January date will cost the standard €45 fee up until normal registration closes at 5:15 PM on February 1st and after this time the Late Registration facility will be open from 12 PM on March 5th  and will require a €60 fee.

Potential applicants are advised to consult the CAO Handbook for all the important application information. The online PDF version of the CAO Handbook can be found by clicking here.  

A list of important CAO dates can be found below. Keep updated on these dates and much more, such as information days and college open days by using our events calendar.


5th November: CAO 2020 Online Application Facility Opens 


20th January: CAO Early Online Applications Close
1st February: CAO Normal Applications Close
5th Febraury: Online Facility for Amending Course Choices Opens
1st March: Closing Date for Amended Course Choices
5th March: Late Application Facility Opens
1st May: Closing Date For Late Applications
5th May: Free Change of Mind Facility Opens
1st July: Change of Mind Closes

See this video for a guide on filling out your CAO application:

Applying to CAO from CAO on Vimeo.

The CAO website also has a demo application where you can ensure that your application will be perfect. You can access this facility by clicking here.

Click here to use our comprehensive CourseFinder site to browse CAO options and courses that interest you. 

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