Mature students and deferred applicants receive CAO offers

‘Round A’ offers are being sent to a total of just under 6,400 students

Relevant applicants are advised to log in to their CAO accounts to check if they have received an offer. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Relevant applicants are advised to log in to their CAO accounts to check if they have received an offer. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

 

Thousands of mature students and those who have deferred taking up courses are due to receive CAO offers today.

The so-called ‘Round A’ offers, available to view on the CAO’s website, are being sent to a total of just under 6,400 students.

They mainly relate to mature and deferred applicants, but are also issued to some disadvantaged students who have completed access courses, or those who may be required to make visa arrangements.

CAO general manager Joe O’Grady urged all such applicants to log in to their CAO accounts today, Wednesday, to check if they have received an offer.

“Successful applicants will also receive an email to the email account that they have registered on the CAO system,” he said.

“Offers must be accepted by 5:15pm on Wednesday next, July 13th. Failure to accept an offer by the reply date will result in the offer being cancelled.”

A further offer round will take place on August 4th for additional mature applicants, deferred and access applicants, along with graduate entry medicine applicants, and applicants presenting qualifications for entry into certain courses in the further education and training sector.

The biggest day of CAO offers is scheduled for Monday, August 22nd. These will be available to view online from 6am, and successful applicants will also receive offer notification by email and text message if they have selected this option, as well as by post.

The reply date for these “round one” offers is August 29th at 5:15 pm.

Second round offers will be available to view online September 1st at 6 am.