Your CAO Application

The CAO application system is open until 1 February 2020 which is the closing date for applications. There is a late application date up to 1 May, however, this is not available for all courses or for certain categories of applicant. From May until 1 July you can amend and change your course choices as part of Change of Mind.

To help you with your CAO Application and to enable you to make the right degree choice for you we have put together this advice Portal

If you have any queries, ask your question here.

UCC Survival Guide: top tips for surviving university

For students; by students
These Student Survival Tips have been put together for you by our undergraduate students. Who better to advise you than students who have been through it all already!
Visiting Campus prior to filling out your CAO is extremely helpful

Damien McCarthy

3rd Year BA French and English

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Keep a rough account of your expenses so you can keep track of what you are spending

Emma Ambrose

3rd Year BA Early Years and Childhood Studies

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You never feel alone or lost on campus, especially with all the fantastic services provided

Jennifer Clifford

2nd Year BA World Languages

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I make a conscious effort to go for a swim at least once a week

Kate Buckley

2nd Year

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International Companies are looking for Arts students because we think differently

Rebecca O'Callaghan

2nd Year BA Spanish and Computer Science

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Societies and Clubs are one of the best ways to integrate yourself into University life

Siobhán Lee

BSc Physics and Astrophysics

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