Welcome to the UCC CAO Applicant Portal

Congratulations on making your CAO application. You've taken your first steps in beginning your journey at #1 university for Student Experience in Ireland.

We know this is an uncertain time for a lot of people. But we're here to help.

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Impact of COVID-19 on Teaching in September 2021

The Leaving Certificate examination results will be released 3 September and Round One CAO offers will be issued on 7 September.

The start date for first year undergraduate students is Monday 27 September 2021.

Some programmes traditionally have earlier starts and these can also be found on the Student Examinations and Records webpage. See Key Dates and Early Start Dates 2021-2022 sections.

In Ireland, the Covid-19 vaccination programme is already well underway and the Government is planning for every adult in Ireland to receive the Covid-19 vaccine by September. Thus, by Semester 1 of academic year 2021-22, we hope to be in a position where it will be safer to interact personally and  we will strive to return to a greater level of face-to-face teaching (subject to public health advice).  Anticipating a significant reduction in the number of COVID cases in Ireland, we expect that most programmes will prioritise on campus face to face teaching combined with a proportion of hybrid learning.

As soon as we have more specific news on Orientation and Registration process and dates, we will update this section. 

You can also keep an eye on our site for first year students.

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