CAO Information and Guidelines

The Central Applications Office processes applications for undergraduate courses in Irish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Decisions on admissions to undergraduate courses are made by the HEIs who instruct CAO to make offers to sucessful candidates.  Click on the links below to find further information about the CAO Application process, important dates etc.

This video presentation describes how the CAO application, offer and acceptance processes work

A quick guide for parents/guardians about the CAO process and how best you can help students

The CAO: A guide for parents and guardians

 A calendar of dates and deadlines throughout the process - Important Dates for CAO

 A brief presentation for students re-affirming the CAO process, things to do etc. 

“Mapping your Future” Presentation