The CAO Application Facility is now open.

If you are considering going to college in September 2018 and would like further information on how to go about making a CAO application, please refer to our popular factsheets section.

Applicants wishing to apply to CAO are advised to read the CAO handbook in advance of submitting an application, and also to use the Demo Application facility.

There are a number of useful resources available on the CAO website including video guides and a CAO App is available to download.

Application deadline for some courses and colleges is February 1st – a fee of €45 applies.
Late applications are those which are received after 5:15pm on 1st February 2018 and will be accepted up to 5:15pm on 1st May 2018, subject to the restrictions listed on page 3 of the CAO handbook. The online facility for late applications opens on the 5th March 2018 at 12:00 noon – a fee of €60 applies