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5,156 offers to be issued in CAO Round Zero

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5,156 offers to be issued in CAO Round Zerocao

5,156 offers to be issued in CAO Round Zero from 10am today (5 August) 

A total of 5,156 offers will be issued by CAO today (5 August) to 4,027 applicants.  

Round Zero offers concern applicants who are not competing with those awaiting 2022 Leaving Certificate examination grades, or who are assessed on other criteria. The applicants who fall into this category include graduate entry medicine applicants, additional mature applicants, deferred and Access applicants, and applicants presenting QQI FET/FETAC qualifications for consideration for entry to courses with a quota for QQI FET applicants.  

The offers will be available to view online from 10am (on 5 August). Successful applicants will also receive an email and a text message (if they have selected this option) with details of their offer.  

This year, there were 3,346 Level 8 offers and 1,810 Level 7/6 offers issued in Round Zero. 

The reply date by which applicants must accept their offer is 10 August at 3pm.  

Speaking about the offer process, head of communications for CAO, Eileen Keleghan commented; “We urge mature, deferred, graduate entry medicine, and access applicants to log in to their CAO accounts today to check if they have received a Round Zero offer.  

“QQI FET/FETAC applicants who applied for a course with a quota for QQI FET applicants should also check their account. To ascertain whether your course is a QQI quota course, go to and search the entry requirements section.   

 “Offers must be accepted by 3 pm on Wednesday next, 10 August. Failure to accept an offer by the reply date will result in the offer being cancelled” she added. 

To date, a total of 11,344 offers have been issued by CAO in Round A and Round Zero to a total of 8,952 applicants.  

For all other successful applicants, Round One offers will be issued on Thursday, 8 September. Round One offers will be available to view online only from 2pm on 8 September, and successful applicants will also receive offer notification by email and text message if they have selected this option. There will be no postal offer notices.  

The reply date for Round One offers is 14 September at 3pm.  

Round Two offers will be available to view online from 19 September at 10am.  

For more information about the CAO offer and acceptance process watch the video guide available here: 

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