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CAO closing dates are normally 3PM. However, for all closing dates please confirm exact time on relelvant websites.

DateActivityAudience
January    

07-January-20

Applying to UCD/CAO Clinics (Evening)

Applicants

07-January-20

UCD Mature Student Open Evening

Mature Applicants

20-January-20

Discounted CAO closing date (€30)

 

20-January-20

Normal HPAT-Ireland closing date (€140)

Medicine Applicants

 24-January-20

Closing date for transfer applications between trimesters Transfer applicants

31-January-20

Closing date for applications for Ad Astra Performing Arts Programme

 

31-January-20

Closing date for applications for Ad Astra Elite Athlete Programme

 
February    

01-February-20

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

 

01-February-20

Late HPAT-Ireland closing date (€210)

 

01-February-20 (10am)

GAMSAT Closing Date (€338 including practice materials)

Graduate Applicants (Veterinary & Medicine)

02-February-20

Closing date for MSAP-Ireland test (€83)

 

03-February-20

Exceptional Late HPAT-Ireland closing date (€235)

 

05-February-20

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

 

10-February-20 (10 am)

Late GAMSAT closing date (€408)

Graduate Applicants (Veterinary & Medicine)

mid-February-20

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

 

16-February-20

Late MSAP-Ireland Closing Date (€118)

 
19-February-20 UCD Graduate Open Day Applicants for postgraduate programmes

c20 February-20

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

 

22-February-20

HPAT-Ireland Test

 
March    

01-March-20

Closing date for CAO change of course choice

 

01-March-20

Closing date for HEAR/DARE forms

HEAR/DARE Applicants

Early March-20

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

 

07-March-20

MSAP Test  
12-March-20 Alternate MSAP Ireland test date (PM)  

 15-March-20

 Latest date for HEAR/DARE supporting documents to arrive in CAO

HEAR/DARE Applicants

21-March-20

GAMSAT Test

Graduate Applicants (Veterinary & Medicine)

April    
c15-April-20 MSAP-Ireland results issue to candidates  
c16-April-20 Waitlist for on-campus accommodation due to open. Applicants
May    

01-May-20

CAO late application Closing Date (€60)

Applicants

06-May-20

CAO Change of Mind facility opens

Applicants

mid-May-20

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-20

GAMSAT results issue this week

Graduate Applicants (Veterinary & Medicine)

June    
2-5 June-20 UCD Summer School 5th year secondary school students
Late-June-20 Closing date for transfer applications to stage 2 and later  

c24-June-20

HPAT-Ireland results issue to all candidates this week

 
July    

01-July-20

CAO Change of Mind closing date

Applicants

c04-July-20

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

Applicants

 06-July-20

Closing date for Veterinary Medicine Practical Experience submission Applicants

c8- July-20

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

Applicants

22-July-20

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

 

c30-July-20

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

Applicants
August    

c04-August-20

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

Applicants

c11-August-20

Leaving Certificate results expected

Applicants

c13-August-20

CAO Round 1 Offers issue

Applicants
c16-August-20 Closing date for applications for Ad Astra Academic Scholarships Scholarships

c19-August-20

Reply date for Round 1 offers

Applicants

c22-August-20

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

 
c26-August-20 CAO Round 2 offers Applicants
c28-August-20 reply date for CAO Round 2 offers Applicants

TBC August-20

Online Registration begins

New Students

September    

01-September-20

Start of Orientation week

New Students

c04-September-20 Round 3 offers issue (there will be later rounds until late September) Applicants

07-September-20

Start of Teaching Term

New Students

c09-September-20

Reply date for Round 3

Applicants

late-September-20

Results of Leaving Certificate appeals

Applicants
October    

 

 

 

November    

c07-November-20

UCD Undergraduate Open Days

Applicants

c06- November-20

CAO Applications for 2021 open

Applicants

Early November-20

HPAT-Ireland Registration Opens

 

c07-November-20

Registration for MSAP opens

 
December    

TBD

Transfer applications to change at the end of trimester 1 open

Transfer Applicants