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Wednesday 1st February

Posted by Francis O' Toole on February 1, 2017

 

The CAO has been open for applications since 4th November 2016 for students wishing to secure a college place for Autumn 2017. Wednesday 1st February today is a  key deadline. Why is it important?

All students planning to go to college when they finish school this year, or who wish to simply leave that option open, should register to CAO by 5.15pm on or before this date.

The 1st of February date is particularly important for any students who wish to include ‘restricted’ application courses in their course choice lists (these are any courses that have an additional assessment such as HPAT for Medicine, or a portfolio requirement for Art, or an interview for Teaching).

Also, students who are applying to be considered for the HEAR and/or DARE schemes must have registered on the CAO system by 1st February 2017 at 5:15pm and must then have completed the HEAR/DARE application form by 1st March 2017 at 5:15pm, with all supporting documents sent to CAO before 1st April 2017 at 5:15pm.

Amending or changing your course choices

At different stages in the process, there are periods when you can amend or change your course choices, using the CAO Change Courses Facility or Change of Mind Facility:

A. Change of Mind – 5th November to 31st January (17:15)

B. Change of Mind – 5th February (12:00 noon) to 1st March (17:15)

C. Change of Mind – 5th May (12:00 noon) to 1st July (17:15)

Note: You must be registered on CAO by the 1st February deadline to avail of these facilities.

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