CAO releases 2024 offers schedule

The Central Applications Office (CAO ) has this week announced the date for Round One offers.

Round One offers for school leaving applicants will issue on Wednesday, August 28 at 2pm. Round Two offers will follow on Monday, September 9 at 2pm.

The updated schedule, including Round A and Round 0 offers for other categories of applicants, is published on the CAO website in the Important Dates section.

“Since the announcement of the Leaving Certificate results date we have been working with our colleagues in the higher education institutions and the State Examinations Commission to finalise the 2024 offers schedule," said Eileen Keleghan, head of communications at CAO.

“The processing schedule for Round One offers cannot commence until CAO receives the Leaving Certificate examination results data from the State Examinations Commission.

“CAO and HEIs will endeavour to complete the offer allocation process and issue offers in a similar timeframe to previous years, as soon as this data becomes available. The State Examinations Commission has indicated a date when the results data will be released to CAO, and CAO and HEIs have built the schedule accordingly".

CAO is also reminding applicants that the Change of Mind facility to add and change course choices opens on May 7 at noon and closes on July 1 at 5pm.

“Applicants who have yet to add any courses, or those wish to make changes, should take note of this deadline and ensure to make any changes in a timely manner," Ms Keleghan added.

In May, CAO will email all applicants asking them to check and confirm their account information. This email is called the Statement of Application email, and it contains important instructions for applicants to check their account information and modify any missing or incorrect information, for example, a missing or incorrect examination number, before it’s too late.

The 2024 offers season will commence on Friday, July 5 at 10am with the issue of Round A offers for mature applicants, mature nursing/midwifery applicants, and deferred applicants. Offers are also issued to some applicants who have completed an access course, or those who may be required to make visa arrangements.

Round 0 offers will issue on Thursday, August 8 to graduate entry medicine applicants, additional mature applicants, deferred and Access applicants, and applicants presenting QQI FET/FETAC qualifications for consideration for entry to courses with a quota for QQI FET applicants.

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