A total of 5,156 offers have been sent out to prospective post-secondary students as of 10am this morning (5 August) in the Central Applications Office (CAO) round zero offers. While round one offers are due to be sent out on 8 September, the round zero offers are for those who are not competing with students awaiting 2022 Leaving Certificate results.

This category includes those applying for graduate level medical programmes, mature applicants, deferred or access applicants or applicants presenting QQI FET/FETAC qualifications for consideration for entry to courses with a quota for QQI FET applicants.

The offers are online and are now available for viewing. In a statement, the CAO says it has sent out 3,346 Level 8 offers and 1,810 Level 6/7 offers for round zero.

Head of CAO communications Eileen Keleghan says they are urging any mature, deferred graduate entry medicine and access applicants to log in to the website to see 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," she says.

"To ascertain whether your course is a QQI quota course, go to www.cao.ie/qqi and search the entry requirements section."

Round zero offers must be accepted by 3pm on Wednesday 10 August. Failure to accept an offer by the reply date will result in the offer being cancelled.

Round one offers will be available to view online from 2pm on 8 September. For this round, successful applicants will also receive an offer notification by email and text message (if they have selected this option).

The reply date for round one offers is 14 September by 3pm, while round two offers will be viewable online on 19 September at 10am.

Irish Country Living will be publishing our annual Going to College Guide to coincide with round one offers. The guide will include practical information on going to college, including tips on budgeting, accommodation and student supports.

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