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Received a CAO offer today? Here's what you need to know

Over 6,600 people, mainly mature and deferred applicants, will get offers.

Education Minister Richard Bruton won't be calling people personally
Education Minister Richard Bruton won't be calling people personally
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MORE THAN 6,600 people will receive CAO offers this morning.

This early round, known as Round A, is mainly offers for mature applicants, mature nursing or midwifery applicants, and deferred applicants.

Offers are also issued to some applicants who have completed an Access course, or those who may be required to make visa arrangements.

A total of 6,629 applicants will receive an offer today – of these, 4,968 will receive a Level 8 offer and 2,951 will receive a Level 7/6 offer. Some 1,290 applicants will receive an offer on 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 must be accepted by 5.15 pm next Thursday, 13 July.

“Failure to accept an offer by the reply date will result in the offer being cancelled,” CAO General Manager Joe O’Grady warned.

Other students 

A further offer round, known as Round Zero, will take place on 4 August for additional mature applicants, deferred and Access applicants, graduate entry medicine applicants and applicants with QQI FET/FETAC qualifications.

For all other applicants, Round One offers will be issued on Monday, 21 August. The reply date for these offers is 28 August by 5.15pm.

Round Two offers will be available to view online from 6am on 31 August. For more information about the CAO offer and acceptance process, click here.

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