Key Dates for 2022 CAO Applications

January 20 (5.)pm): Last Date for CAO Early-bird Online Application. The €30 fee applies prior to this date and increases to €45 after that date until 1 February.

January 21 (5.15 pm): This is the date of registration for Hpat-Ireland 2022 (fee €152.80). Applicants must already be registered with the CAO and have an application number. Late registrations for Hpat are open until February 2, at 5.15 pm (€222.80). An exceptionally late registration fee (€257.80) applies until 5.15pm on 4 February. The Hpat test will take place from Friday, February 18 to Monday, February 21, 2022 in four and a half hour sessions through online proctoring (monitored by cameras at all times before and during the test) from the homes of the applicants.

HPAT applicants to test from home in 2022 will need a desktop computer or laptop with an internet speed and upload of at least 2 Mbps that has a built-in or external webcam and microphone. Admission to HPAT-Ireland also requires MSc Occupational Therapy and MSc Speech and Language Therapy (both professional qualifications) in UL.

February 1 (5 .)pm): Last date for common application to CAO for admission to all first year undergraduate courses. People applying for Restricted Application courses (who have preliminary assessments such as interviews or portfolio assessments) must list any such courses on their application by this date.

February 5 (12 noon): The online facility to modify course options becomes available as of 1 March (5pm) for a late fee of €10. Only those people who have skipped the restricted application course need to use this facility.

February-April: Interviews and portfolio submissions for restricted application courses take place during this time period in line with COVID-19 regulations (mostly online). After these assessments, applicants learn whether they have been approved to be considered for a place in each program. Points are awarded in many cases, which are added to an applicant’s CAO score score in August to determine offers of places.

March 1 (5.)pm): This is the last date to complete the Mature Applicant Section of the CAO Form for the place seekers under this classification. It is also the last date for CAO applicants to add any restricted application course option and complete the online sections of the application process under the HUD (Higher Education Access Road) and/or DARE (Disability Access to Education) schemes.

The Hearing Scheme is an entry way for school dropouts who are underrepresented in the third level for social, financial or cultural reasons.

DARE is a supplemental admissions scheme offering a small number of places at a low score to school-leavers with a specified disability.

Who receives those places is at the discretion of each course director and may favor those with specific disabilities or who may qualify for both Hear and Dare.

March 5 (12.) Afternoon): The late application facility opens to those who have not yet applied to the CAO at a cost of €60. It remains open till 5 pm on May 1. March 15 (5.)pm): All supporting documents for Here or Dare must be supplied to the CAO by the date on which it reaches its offices in Galway by post.

Easter holidays: The State Examination Commission’s (SEC) certificate oral tests in Irish, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Japanese take place from Saturday, April 9 to Thursday, April 14 (inclusive).

Late April: The results have been released for UL and mature applicants, who had attended the HPAT Undergraduate Medical Entry Aptitude Test in February.

May 1st (5.)pm): Late last date for CAO applications. Thereafter no further applications will be accepted for the academic year 2022.

May 5: The CAO Change-of-Mind facility opens, which enables applicants to revise or list their course options for the first time. Candidates receive the details of the online application record in the correspondence section of their CAO account before the end of May, listing all the details given by the applicants so far. If applicants do not receive this record, or if there is an error in this form, they should immediately notify the CAO.

June 8: The written examination of the Leaving Certificate has started and will continue till the end of June. On Days of Final Leaving Certificate Written Paper: Applicants under 23 years of age who had appeared in the HPAT exam in February must obtain these scores before the 1st July CAO deadline to enable the final consideration of their course choices as the result. There are.

July 1 (5 p.m.): Last date for any modification in course choices and order of preference on all CAO applications for college admission in September 2022. Most current year dropout applicants make their final course choice decision/revision during this “change of mind” period in May-June. every year. Initial CAO Offers During the First Week of July: The CAO makes approximately 6,000 offers to mature (over 23) applicants, and to applicants who accepted and then deferred college offers of places into 2021. These offers are made online only on and are open for about a week.

Mature and deferred applicants who may be away from home should ensure that any offers are settled in early July, as offers lapse if not accepted within the specified time period.

22 July (5.)pm): An exceptional closing date for registered third level students who wish to leave their current college program and reapply for a new list of course options through the CAO (€60 fee). Round Zero Offers, Beginning August 2023: More than 4,000 places on courses are offered to applicants submitting further education (FE) awards and an additional group of mature applicants. Applicants for Bachelor of Medicine are also ranked in this round. Offers are open for about a week.

mid August: The State Examination Commission gives the 2022 Leaving Certificate results for more than 730 second level schools, and makes them available through a secure online service in the examination. ie from noon. Full analysis of the results in the Irish Times supplement.

mid August: The application to view the script may be made online only at the SEC Student Portal immediately after the issuance of the Leaving Certificate. Students will also have access to the constituent symbols of their various scripts at this time.

Within days: CAO releases round one offer online to the candidates that afternoon. The minimum marks required for admission to each course will be available on the CAO website at that time and are printed in full in the Irish Times Round One Supplement to the Offer on that date. Shortly after: Certificate dropout students who are unhappy with their grades obtained and want to view their marked test scripts can do so online. There is no charge for viewing your marked exam scripts. Shortly after: Students who wish to appeal results in one or more Leaving Certificate subjects may apply online through the SEC student portal to do so between these dates. A fee of €40 per topic applies, which is refunded in case of an upgrade.

within a few days of the round A CAO offers: Last date for receipt of acceptance of CAO Round One Offer.

A few days later: CAO provides two rounds of offers online to the applicants. The minimum marks required for admission to each course are released on the CAO website on that date.

A few days later: Last date for receipt of acceptance of CAO Round Two Offer.

mid September: Results of certificate appeals issued by the SEC up to this date. The final offer of places by the CAO will be made within days after the results of the appeals are released by the SEC.

The exact dates for issuance of this year’s Leaving Certificate results and subsequent CAO offers, and all subsequent ones, have yet to be determined. The Irish Times will update these details online when these dates are confirmed.

pay attention: The arrival of a physical letter from the CAO in the month of May outlining all the details related to the applicant or an offer notice by post in July or August is now a thing of the past. Listed dates are subject to change and students are advised to check Website for updates.