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Date Activity Audience
October    

mid October-18

Results of Leaving Certificate appeals (deferred offers only)

Applicants

November    

c01- November-18

Transfer applications to change at end of semester 1 open

Transfer

03-November-18

UCD Undergraduate Open Days

Applicants

c06- November-18

CAO Applications for 2019 open

Applicants

Early November-18

HPAT-Ireland Registration Opens

Medicine Applicants

c07-November-18

Registration for MSAP opens

Mature Applicants

December    

1-December-18

Closing date for transfer applications between semester

Transfer

January    

08-January-19

Applying to UCD/CAO Clinics (Evening)

Applicants

08-January-19

UCD Mature Student Open Evening

Mature Applicants

20-January-19

Discounted CAO closing date (€30)

Applicants

20-January-19

Normal HPAT-Ireland closing date (€130)

Medicine Applicants

31-January-19

Closing date for applications for Ad Astra Performing Arts Programme

Applicant

31-January-19

Closing date for applications for Ad Astra Elite Athlete Programme

Applicant

February    

01-February-19

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

Applicants

01-February-19

Late HPAT-Ireland closing date (€200)

Medicine Applicants

02-February-19

GAMSAT Closing Date (€325 including practice materials)

Graduate Applicants (Veterinary & Medicine)

03-February-19

Exceptional Late HPAT-Ireland closing date (€235)

Medicine Applicants

03-February-19

Closing date for MSAP-Ireland test (€83)

Mature

05-February-19

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

Applicants

11-February-19

Late GAMSAT closing date (€395)

Graduate Applicants (Veterinary & Medicine)

mid-February-19

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

Applicants

17-February-19

Late MSAP-Ireland Closing Date (c€118)

Mature

TBc-February-19 UCD Graduate Open Day Applicants for postgraduate programmes

c22 February-19

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

Mature

23-February-19

HPAT-Ireland Test

Medicine Applicants

March    

01-March-19

Closing date for CAO change of course choice

Applicants

01-March-19

Closing date for HEAR/DARE forms

HEAR/DARE Applicants

Early March-19

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

Transfer

09-March-19

MSAP Test

Mature

14-March-19 (TBC) Possible alternate MSAP Ireland test date (Evening) Mature
22-March-19 Closing date for submission of Veterinary Medicine practical experience Veterinary Medicine Applilcants

23-March-19

GAMSAT TEST

Graduate Applicants (Veterinary & Medicine)

April    
1-April-19 Latest date for HEAR/DARE supporting documents to arrive in CAO HEAR/DARE Applicants
c15-April-19 MSAP-Ireland results issue to candidates Mature
May    

01-May-19

CAO late application Closing Date (€60)

Applicants

05-May-19

CAO Change of Mind facility opens

Applicants

c08-May-19 Waitlist for on-campus accommodation due to open. Applicants

mid-May-19

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

c17-May-19

GAMSAT results issue this week

Graduate Applicants (Veterinary & Medicine)

June    
c6-9 June-19 UCD Summer School 5th year secondary school students
Late-June-19 Closing date for transfer applications to stage 2 and later Transfer

c24-June-19

HPAT-Ireland results issue to all candidates this week

Medicine Applicants

July    

01-July-19

Closing date for applications for Ad Astra Academic Scholarships

Applicants

01-July-19

CAO Change of Mind closing date

Applicants

c06-July-19

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

Applicants

c13- July-19

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

Applicants

22-July-19

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

Transfer

August    

c01-August-19

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

Applicants

c08-August-19

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

Applicants

c14-August-19

Leaving Certificate results expected

Applicants

c19-August-19

CAO Round 1 Offers issue

Applicants

c19-August-19 Closing date for applications for Academic Scholarships Scholarships

22-August-19

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

Transfer

c23-August-19

Reply date for Round 1 offers

Applicants

c28-August-19 CAO Round 2 offers Applicants
c30-August-19 reply date for CAO Round 2 offers Applicants

TBC August-19

Online Registration begins

New Students

September    

3-7-September-19

Orientation week

New Students

c6-September-19 Round 3 offers issue (offers will issue in weekly rounds until end of September) Applicants

9-September-19

Start of Teaching Term

New Students

c12-September-19

Reply date for Round 3

Applicants