CAO Accepting an Offer | Central Applications Office
If you receive an offer and you choose to accept this offer, you can do so online or by post, but do not do both. If you choose to accept your offer, you must do so by the reply date indicated on the Offer Notice. If you receive an offer from both lists, you must choose between them – you can only accept one offer, in any one round, from either the Level 8 or the Level 7/6 list.
Accepting a lower preference course in an earlier Offer Round will not prevent you from receiving an offer in a subsequent round of a course higher up on your course choices list if you are deemed eligible. Should a place become available in a later round, and if you are entitled to this place, you may receive an offer which you can choose to accept or ignore. Accepting the new offer will automatically cancel the previous acceptance.
If you accept your offer online, you will also receive an acknowledgment email and you can check that your acceptance has been recorded online at www.cao.ie via the My Application facility. If you accept your offer by post and wish to receive confirmation of your acceptance from CAO, you must include a self-addressed and stamped postcard.