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06 July 2016

CAO Press Release - Over six thousand applicants receive CAO offers today (July 6)

CAO Round A offers will be available to view online at from 6 am today (July 6).

A total of 6,398 applicants will receive an offer in this early round – of the six-thousand plus applicants, 4,792 will receive a Level 8 offer and 2,821 will receive a Level 7/6 offer.

Over twelve-hundred applicants will receive an offer off both the Level 8 and Level 7/6 lists.

Successful applicants will also receive a paper offer notice by post, an email and a text message (if they have selected this option) with details of their offer.

Round A offers mainly concern mature applicants, mature nursing/midwifery applicants, and deferred applicants, but offers are also issued to some applicants who have completed an Access course, or those who may be required to make visa arrangements.

The ‘Reply Date’ by which Round A offers must be accepted is Wednesday July 13 at 5:15 pm.

Speaking about the offer process, CAO general manager Joe O’Grady commented; “We urge all mature, deferred and other non-standard applicants to log in to their CAO accounts after 6 am today to check if they have received a Round A offer.

“Successful applicants will also receive an email to the email account that they have registered on the CAO system.

“Offers must be accepted by 5:15 pm on Wednesday next, July 13th – failure to accept an offer by the reply date will result in the offer being cancelled” he added.

A further offer round (Round Zero) will take place on August 4th for additional mature applicants, deferred and Access applicants, graduate entry medicine applicants, and applicants presenting QQI FET/FETAC qualifications for entry to courses with a quota for QQI FET/FETAC applicants.

For all other applicants, Round One offers will be issued on Monday August 22. Round One offers will be available to view online from 6 am, and successful applicants will also receive offer notification by email and text message if they have selected this option, as well as by post.

The reply date for Round One offers is August 29 at 5:15 pm.

Round Two offers will be available to view online from September 1 at 6 am. For more information about the CAO offer and acceptance process watch the video guide available here:

For more information contact Eileen Keleghan, CAO communications officer on 091 509884 or email

Eileen Keleghan
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FAX: 353 091 562344
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