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CAO Offers 2022: Next Steps

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The first round of CAO offers were released today (Thursday) and MIC is looking forward to welcoming over a thousand new students to its Limerick and Thurles campuses in the next few weeks! The whole process of receiving your CAO points, accepting your place and preparing to begin your third level journey may seem daunting, so we have prepared this handy guide to help you through the next steps.

CAO offers – what next?

CAO Round 1 offers were released on Thursday afternoon. The offers made to applicants in Round 1 will be available online and applicants will also be alerted to offers via both email and text message. Those who are offered a place in Round 1 have until 3pm on Wednesday 14 September to accept their place.

If you’ve missed out on your preferred course in Round 1, you may be offered a place in Round 2. These offers will be made at 10am on 19 September and the deadline for accepting Round 2 offers is 3pm on 21 September.  

If you are accepting an offer under either Round 1 or Round 2, you will get an enrolment pack from MIC which will contain all the of the information you will need to know about orientation and beginning your third level journey. You can also decide to defer your place at MIC. If you wish to do this, you need to email at least two days before the ‘reply date’ on your CAO offer.

You can find out more about CAO offers on the CAO website by clicking here.


If you accept an offer to study at MIC, you will receive details of orientation in your digital enrolment pack. Orientation is an important and exciting first step in your college experience. During orientation, you will be set up with all the things you will need, such as getting your student ID number, your student card, and your student email login details. You’ll also be given a tour of the campus to help familiarise yourself with classrooms, lecture halls and student amenities. Remember, orientation is also a great chance to meet new people and make life-long friends! It can be daunting to strike up a conversation with a stranger but don’t forget that you are all going through the same new experience, so don’t be shy!

You can click here to find out more about your course-specific orientation schedule. Again, any of the details you need will also be sent to you in your digital enrolment pack.

In advance of visiting the campus in person, you may also like to explore the campus in our interactive virtual tour