CAO information

Leaving Cert Students

Entry Requirements 

Applicants must obtain a minimum of grade H5 in two subjects and grade O6/H6 in four subjects.  This is equivalent to the previous requirements, which was a minimum of grade C3 in two higher-level subjects and grade D3 in four ordinary level subjects.  Students must pass mathematics and a language, (English, Irish or a European language). For non-Irish students, secondary school results will be assessed for their equivalency to the Irish Leaving Certificate


CAO Courses:

Apply through the CAO for the below courses:

  • AC120 BA in International Business
  • AC137 BA in Liberal Arts


ACD Courses:

Apply directly to ACD for the below courses:

  • BFA in Performing Arts
  • BFA in Musical Theatre
  • BFA in Creative Writing
  • BA in Hospitality Management
  • BA in Event Management
  • Diploma in International Business 
  • Cert in International Business 


Important dates for CAO

4th November CAO online application opens
1st February closing date for CAO
1st March closing date to amend course choices 
1st July Change of mind closes


Important dates for ACD

14th September Registration 
18th September classes start

If you have any questions about the above course, please email us on or call on 01 676 8939