Aoife Walsh: Get the administrative part of the CAO form out of the way as early as possible

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Independent:

As of yesterday, the CAO is open for applications for the 2020/2021 academic year. This year, like every year, I will be encouraging all my students to open their applications as early as possible.

Students often delay initiating their application until they have a better idea of the courses for which they want to apply, and are more comfortable with their order of preference, but this is not necessary. The CAO form does not need to be completed in one sitting and, indeed, the most difficult part is selecting courses. Read article