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November    

c01- November-17

Transfer applications to change at end of semester 1 open

Transfer

04-November-17

UCD Undergraduate Open Days

Applicants

06- November-17

CAO Applications for 2018 open

Applicants

Early November-17

HPAT-Ireland Registration Opens

Medicine Applicants

c07-November-17

Registration for MSAP opens

Mature Applicants

December    

1-December-17

Closing date for transfer applications between semester

Transfer

January    

09-January-18

Applying to UCD/CAO Clinics (Evening)

Applicants

09-January-18

UCD Mature Student Open Evening

Mature Applicants

20-January-18

Discounted CAO closing date (€30)

Applicants

20-January-19

Normal HPAT-Ireland closing date (€130)

Medicine Applicants

31-January-18

Closing date for applications for Ad Astra Performing Arts Programme

Applicant

31-January-18

Closing date for applications for Ad Astra Elite Athlete Programme

Applicant

February    

01-February-18

Normal CAO closing date (€45) NB last date for some programmes and for HEAR, DARE and most Mature applicants

Applicants

01-February-18

Late HPAT-Ireland closing date (€200)

Medicine Applicants

02-February-18

GAMSAT Closing Date (€325 including practice materials)

Graduate Applicants (Veterinary & Medicine)

03-February-18

Exceptional Late HPAT-Ireland closing date (€235)

Medicine Applicants

05-February-18

CAO online facility to amend course choices opens (€10)

Applicants

04-February-18

Closing date for MSAP-Ireland test (€78)

Mature

11-February-18

Late GAMSAT closing date (€395)

Graduate Applicants (Veterinary & Medicine)

mid-February-18

CAO will post a statement of courses choices to applicants who applied using paper form by this date, for verification.

Applicants

18-February-18

Late MSAP-Ireland Closing Date (€113)

Mature

20-February-18 Registration for alternative MSAP Ireland dates opens Mature
21-February-18 UCD Graduate Open Day Applicants for postgraduate programmes

c22 February-18

Closing date for mature nursing applicants to register with PAS on publicjobs.ie

Mature

24-February-18

HPAT-Ireland Test

Medicine Applicants

March    

01-March-18

Closing date for CAO change of course choice

Applicants

01-March-18

Closing date for HEAR/DARE forms

HEAR/DARE Applicants

Early March-18

Transfer applications open (applicants seeking to enter stage 2 or later)

Transfer

03-March-18

MSAP-Ireland Test (9.45 AM)

Mature

08-March-18 First alternate MSAP Ireland test date 10.00 AM Mature
13-March-18 Second alternate MSAP Ireland test date 6.00 PM Mature

24-March-18

GAMSAT TEST

Graduate Applicants (Veterinary & Medicine)

April    
1-April-18 Latest date for HEAR/DARE supporting documents to arrive in CAO HEAR/DARE Applicants
TBC-April-18 MSAP-Ireland results issue to candidates Mature
May    

01-May-18

CAO late application Closing Date (€60)

Applicants

05-May-18

CAO Change of Mind facility opens

Applicants

mid-May-18

CAO send statement of application record to applicants by this date - check it carefully.
Contact CAO if you don't receive it.by 1 June

Applicants

TBC-May-18

GAMSAT results issue this week

Graduate Applicants (Veterinary & Medicine)

June    
5-8 June-18 UCD Summer School 5th year secondary school students

Late-June-18

HPAT-Ireland results issue to all candidates this week

Medicine Applicants

July    

01-July-18

Closing date for transfer applications to stage 2 and later

Transfer

01-July-18

Closing date for applications for Ad Astra Academic Scholarships

Applicants

01-July-18

CAO Change of Mind closing date

Applicants

Early July-18

CAO Round A offers (Mature students and those deferred from last year)

Applicants

c 1 week after offers
July-17

Reply date for CAO Round A (Mature students and those deferred from last year)

Applicants

22-July-18

Special late closing date for registered students transferring to Stage 1 of another programme

Transfer

August    

c3-August-18

CAO Round 0 Offers (QQI-FET and Graduate Entry Medicine applicants and some mature applicants)

Applicants

c10-August-18

Reply date for CAO Round 0 (QQI-FET and Graduate Entry Medicine applicants and some mature applicants)

Applicants

c15-August-18

Leaving Certificate results expected

Applicants

c20-August-18

CAO Round 1 Offers issue

Applicants

22-August-18

Transfer applications may re-open for courses with places remaining (closing date 1 September)

Transfer

c27-August-18

Reply date for Round 1 offers

Applicants

Late August 18 CAO Round 2 offers Applicants

TBC August-18

Online Registration begins

New Students

September    

4-7-September-18

Orientation week

New Students

early-Sept-18

Reply date for CAO Round 2

Applicants

10-September-18

Start of Teaching Term

New Students

October    

mid October-18

Results of Leaving Certificate appeals

Applicants

c19-October-18

CAO offer season closes

Applicants