January 20th, 2017 at 5.15 pm
This is the closing date for the CAO early-bird on-line applications. A fee of €25 applies before this date and increases then to €40, until February 1st.
February 1st at 5.15pm
Closing date for normal applications to the CAO for entry to all 1st year undergraduate places. People applying for restricted application courses (those with early assessments such as interviews or portfolio assessment) must list any such course on their CAO application by this date.
February 5th at 12.00
Online facility to amend course choices becomes available for a late fee of €10 until March 1st.
March 1st at 5.15pm
This is the final date for CAO applicants to complete the online forms under the HEAR (Higher Education Access Route) and/or DARE (Disability Access Route to Education) schemes. All supporting documentation for HEAR or DARE must be supplied to the CAO by post by April 1st by 5.15 pm.
HEAR allows school leavers who for social, financial or cultural reasons are under-represented at third level to attend college. DARE is a supplementary admissions scheme offering places on reduced points to school leavers with a designated disability.
May 1st at 5.15 pm
Closing date for late CAO applications. The fee for an online application up to this date is €50. After this no further applications will be accepted for the 2016 academic year.