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96 hours to go until (some) college students make one of the biggest decisions of their lives...

The CAO deadline is this Sunday.

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THE CENTRAL APPLICATIONS Office (CAO) has told restricted-category applicants like mature applicants or applicants applying for HEAR or DARE schemes, to submit their applications by 5:15pm this Sunday.

The CAO says that mature applicants may be required to attend interviews or assessments as part of their application process, and the majority of these assessments will take place in the spring.

This means that applying using the ‘Late Application’ facility may be too late for some institutions.

They add that it is important that applicants include as much information as possible in the boxes provided about any qualifications and relevant work experience; they must also complete the personal statement.

CAO communications officer, Eileen Keleghan, says applicants should be aware that deadlines are strict and action is required.

“Applicants should not let the collection of supporting documents delay them from making their online application before the 1 February at 5:15pm.

“Deadlines are final, and it is crucial that mature applicants start the process by completing the online application form, obtaining their application number and listing their course choices before the deadline”.

Applicants for the HEAR and/or DARE schemes must also have applied to CAO by 1 February and have completed the HEAR and DARE sections of the application form by 1 March at 5:15pm.

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