Important Summer Deadlines - Leaving Cert, CAO, PLC, Further Ed & SUSI
Keep track of all the important dates and deadlines over the summer months
Adapted from post by CareersPortal Wednesday, May 27, 2020 https://careersportal.ie
APPLICATIONS WITHOUT SPECIFIC DEADLINES
PLC / Further Education
Applications for PLC/Further Education courses are made directly to the college/school and they can have different closing dates.
While some may have closed for new applications, many PLC and Further Education Colleges accept applications on an ongoing basis and sometimes until late August, subject to the availability of places. But if you are interested in a specific course, contact the college/school as soon as possible to enquire about applying for a specific course.
Apprenticeships & Traineeships
There is no universal application system or deadline for apprenticeship or traineeship programmes.
You can enquire about both apprenticeships and traineeships from your local Education and Training Board. Your local ETB contact details are
City of Galway Office - 091 549 400 County Galway Office - 091 874 500 Roscommon Office - 090 662 6151
SUSI closing date for renewal applicants (financial support for PLC, Undergraduate, Postgraduate or Studying Outside the State).
The results for students who sat the HPAT test in February will be made available mid-June. The HPAT-Ireland office will notify candidates by email when results are available.
‘Change of Mind’ closing date - Final date for any amendments to course choices and order of preference on all CAO applications for entry to college in September 2020.
CAO Mature (over-23) applicants, and CAO applicants who accepted and then deferred places in 2019 will receive offers during the first week of July. Offers are open for one week (closing date and time below)
9th July (3pm)
Acceptance closing date for those who received CAO Offers on July 4th (see above).
SUSI closing date for new applicants (Financial support for PLC, Undergraduate, Postgraduate or Studying Outside the State). Applications take some time complete so you are advised to do it as soon as possible. You do not need to have your Leaving Cert results, or to have accepted a course in order to apply. You can simply supply the details of the course you hope to study and can update your course choice online if you accept a different course/college at a later date.
Closing date for current third-level students who wish to drop out of their current course and apply for a new list of choices through the CAO (€60 fee). (referred to as ‘exceptional closing date)
CAO offers for certain Non-Standard applicants, including applicants with further education (FE) awards and some mature applicants. Applicants for graduate medicine are also offered places in this round. (referred to as ‘Round 0’). Offers are open for one week (closing date and time below)
4th August (3pm)
Acceptance closing date for those who received CAO Offers on July 30th (see above).
Grades and CAO offers Mid to Late August
While specific dates are not determined yet, the Government hopes that the 2020 Leaving Certificate results and subsequent offers will be issued as per the normal time schedule. We will publish the revised dates if/when they become available.
As a guide, this is what usually happens in mid to late August:
The Leaving Cert grades will be available through examinations.ie.
The CAO ‘round one offers’ will be made available online shortly after the grades have been made available. Applicants who have not received an offer will receive a `Statement of Application` e-mail. Minimum points required for entry to each course will be available on the CAO website, and on CareersPortal as soon as they are released. Anyone who receives an offer in the round one offers will have one week to accept the offer.
A few days after the closing date for accepting round one offers, the CAO releases ‘round two offers’ and a couple of days later will be the closing date for acceptance of those offers.
‘Available Places’ facility opens on CAO where available students can apply for a place on a course which is unfilled after all offers have been made and waiting lists have been exhausted.
September - October
Third level courses are expected to start late September or Early October, but specific dates are not yet available.
The results of Leaving Cert appeals are usually released in mid-September. The Government is working with the colleges to ensure that students who receive an upgraded CAO place after stage 1 of the appeals process can take up their place in the 2020/2021 academic year.
Students who are successful at a later stage of the appeals process and who receive an improved CAO offer, will receive a deferred offer to start their course in the 2021/22 academic year.
Students who opt to sit the Leaving Certificate examinations at a later stage (when it is safe to do so), and who receive an improved CAO offer on foot of these results, will also receive a deferred college offer to start their course in the 2021/22 academic year.
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