CAO Offers - Round One

Step by Step Guide

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All you need to know

Step One: Online. Round one offers will be available online from 6am on 20th August 2018. To view, log in via the ‘My Application facility’.

Step Two: Post. All applicants will receive either an Offer Notice or a Statement of Application Record in the post.

Sep Three: Read Carefully. If you receive a Statement of Application Record you must check it carefully and inform CAO if there are any errors or omissions.

Step Four: Video. Watch the Offer and Acceptance Process video in the Student Resources section of

Step Five: Reply Date. If you choose to accept an offer, you must do so by 5.15pm on the 24 August 2018. You can accept online or by post. Do not do both.

Step Six: Acknowledgement. if you accept your offer online you will receive an acknowledgement email. You can also check that your acceptance has been recorded online.

Step Seven: Further Offers. Further offers are issues in Round Two (29 August) and until mid-October. If a place becomes available, an you are deemed eligible, you will receive an offer.

Step Eight: Available Places. The Available places facility opes on 21 August at noon - for information go to

Step Nine: Registration. If you accept an offer the institution offering the place will be in touch with further information. For some details, click here.

Step Ten: Undertake the next great adventure of your life here at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth.

For further information the Irish Guidance Counsellors Institute has produced a resource for a resource for students and parents. See here. They also have a freephone helpline available on 1800 265 165.


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