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CAO 2021/2022 Important Dates

Refer to the table below for important milestones in the 2021/2022 CAO application process.

19th October (7pm-8.15pm) CAO Virtual Information Evening
An information evening for students, parents and guardians in association with CAO, the Institute of Guidance Counsellors and the National Parents Council post-primary
5th November (12:00) CAO online application facility opens.
CAO Change of Course choices facility opens
20th January (17:15) Apply online by this date to avail of the discounted application fee of €30.
1st February (17:15) Normal closing date for applications.
5th February (12:00) Online facility to amend course choices becomes available (€10 Fee)
Before 15th February Paper Applicants will be sent a Statement of Course Choices
(Contact CAO if you do not receive it)
(exact day TBC)
HPAT Test - Undergraduate Entry to Medicine
1st March (17:15) Closing date for amending course choices
Closing date for completion of mature section of application form
Closing date for final completion of online HEAR/DARE forms
6th & 11th March MSAP online exam - For mature applicants to certain courses in UCD, UCC, UL and NUI Galway
5th March (12:00) Late application facility opens.
17th to 30th March GAMSAT Test - Graduate Entry to Medicine
22nd to 28th April Mature Nursing Test (NMBI)
1st May (17:15) Closing date for late applications
5th May (12:00) Online Change of Mind facility becomes available (Free)
Before 15th May Late Paper Applicants will be sent a Statement of Course Choices
(Contact CAO if you do not receive it)
Before End of May Statement of Application Record sent to all applicants
(Contact CAO if you do not receive it)
1st July (17:15) Change of Mind closes
7th July (10:00) Round A offers for certain Non-Standard categories of applicants - applicants receive an offer by e-mail and SMS text
13th July (15:00) Round A acceptances closing date.
5th August (10:00) Round 0 offers for certain Non-Standard categories of applicant - applicants receive an offer by e-mail and SMS text
10th August (15:00) Round 0 acceptances closing date.

You can view all of these events on the CAO website at

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