FAQ Registration 2021

Registration Frequently Asked Questions

CAO Offers and Acceptances

Courses of preference

Students will only be offered a place on a course in order of preference.   If a student is offered preference no 3 on their list in round 1, they could be offered preference no 1 in round 2, if places are available and the applicant meets the minimum entry requirements the applicant must accept their offer if they wish to go to college.  They will not be offered any other places higher on their preference list, if they do not accept the first offer.

I have not received any e-mails from the  CAO, what should I do?

You should check the email address on your CAO application is correct.  Also check the "Junk" or "Spam" folder in your e-mail account and mark CAO e-mails as "not junk" or "not spam". 

I didn’t get an offer from CAO, what can I do?

If you have not been offered a place on any course, you should check the Vacant Places on the CAO Website: 

I have just accepted my offer from CAO. What happens next?

You will receive an email communication with details on how to pay fees and complete regsitration. Registration will be completed online.

If I am a CAO  Advanced Entry applicant , how do I register?

Students who are transferring from another college and applied via the CAO Advanced Entry online application system, will be invited to complete registration online. Students will also be contacted by email nearer to the orientation and registration scheduled date.

What do I do if I want to defer my offer of a place in college?

Do NOT accept the offer. Please CLICK HERE which will direct you how to apply for a Deferral of your Place with us. You must complete the Online Deferral Application Form which is available HERE

If the deferral is not granted by TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus, the student may then accept the offer of the college place for the current year.

For all Deferral Information / Queries please contact our Admissions Office:

Tel: +353 1 2207680


Communications about deferrals should not be sent directly to CAO.

Applicants who request a deferral in order to take up a different third level place in the CAO system will not be granted deferred entry by TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus.

If the deferral request is granted ...

To take up your place again on the programme you must re-apply to the CAO again next year for 2021.22 academic year. When doing so you must:

Place the deferred course as your first and only preference on the CAO application form.

What are Available Places and how do I apply?

Available/Vacant places are places that remain unfilled in particular full-time courses after all offers have been made and waiting lists have been exhausted.  For ‘Available Places’ courses, applicants should ignore previously published points in earlier offer rounds, but must meet the minimum entry requirements.

Available Places courses are advertised on the CAO website for part of July and after Round One offers are issued in September - go to and click on the Available Places tab. This facility is open to new applicants for a fee of €45, and is free for existing applicants. For more information on the Available Places facility visit the CAO website .

Orientation, Timetables, Student Cards, Letter Requests & Forms to be Stamped

When is Orientation scheduled for 1st Year full-time students?

Registration and Orientation for first year full-time programmes (Round A, 0 and 1) will take place from  20th September 2021. Students who accept an offer in later CAO rounds, will be contacted by email detailing when and where to register. 

When will I receive my timetable?

First Year full-time students timetables for the 2021/2022 Academic Year are currently being finalised and will be updated shortly. Please CLICK HERE for further details or please contact your School Office.

When do full-time classes start?

Classes for all first year full-time students start on Monday 27th September 2021, unless otherwise advised by the Department. Please CLICK HERE to view link to University academic calender for 2021/22.

Where can I collect my Student ID card?

First Year Students:

Student ID Cards for new 1st year students ID cards will be distributed during onsite orientations if applicable or will be posted to you.

Continuing Students:

The Student ID card issued to you in at the beginning of your studies, will be valid for Academic Year 2021/22 unless you have progressed to a new programme or your have transferred to a new programme.
Replacement Student ID Card:

If you require a replacement ID card please email the Registration Office at .

I have a Medical Card/Department of Social Protection Form that needs to be stamped, where do I go?

You will need to register on your course first, your school office will then be able to stamp your form for you.


Continuing Students

How do full-time students on a continuing programme register?

Students who have successfully completed the year by passing all modules and achieving a GPA of  2.0 or more, on an Ab initio programme, will receive an invitation to register online by email. Students who have successfully completed a Level 6 or 7 programme will receive an Invitation to Register for the next level of the progressing programme.

When are repeat examination results available?

Repeat exam results will be released online on 17th September 2021.

Where can I collect my Student ID card?

Continuing Students  - The student card issued to you in at the beginning of your studies, will be valid for Academic Year 2021/22 unless you have progressed to a new programme or your have transferred to a new programme. Student Cards for those students who have changed programme will be printed and posted to students following registration.

I want to withdraw from the course, what do I do?

If you wish to withdraw you will need to complete the Withrawal Form which is available HERE .

Please contact the Fees Office at if you have any questions regarding fees.

Where should I go for classes, will they be online or on Campus?

Arrangements regarding classes and tutorials will be advised at a later stage from your School Office.





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