CAO Application and Offer Dates 2021

The Central Applications Office (CAO) is where students can apply for almost all the full-time undergraduate courses in Ireland .

The CAO have a range of application deadlines – with various costs.

  • The Early online discounted rate is €30 – had a closing date of Jan 20th 2021.
  • The normal application closing date was Feb 1st 2021 – and that costs €45.
  • Late applications are accepted up to May 1st 2021 – with an application fee of €60

From 5 February 2020 to 1 March 2020 you can pay an extra €10 to amend your CAO course choices online.

There is also a further chance to change your mind, free of charge, from 5th May 2021 up to July 1st 2021.



CAO Offer Dates 2021

The main body of offers takes place after the 2021 Leaving Certificate Examination results become available.

Offer Date:  7th September, 2021 from 14:00
Reply Date:  13th September, 2021 by 15:00

Anyone looking for the  CAO Login Page – it can be found here

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