Post CAO: Available Places with Griffith College

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The 2019 CAO Available Places facility opens Tuesday 20 August. Griffith College Schools Liaison Officer Sinead O’ Callaghan explains the process behind the Available Places Facility;

  • Third level courses have a capacity number i.e. when the course is full
  • If round 1 CAO offers are unfilled – the course can feature in ‘Available Places’
  • Unfilled places are categorised as ‘available’ and distributed accordingly, until the course reaches capacity
  • Not all educational institutes offer Available Places as courses can reach capacity through CAO round 1 offers.

Anyone can apply for an Available Place as it’s not based on Leaving Certificate points. You must meet minimum entry requirements for a course. For example, BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance at Griffith College Dublin has a minimum entry requirement of 2 H5’s and 4 O6/ H7’s, with a compulsory O6 or above in Mathematics.

If you hold a CAO account, visit the Available Places tab and enter your new course code choice. If you’ve not previously applied through the CAO, you can register at and a payment of €45 is required. Add a level 6/7 or 8 Available Place course to your application and follow the instructions online. Always place your choices in order of preference and upon acceptance of a CAO Available Place Course, this will cancel and disqualify any previous course acceptance. You can only ever have one accepted course on the CAO.

Griffith College offers a wide range of Undergraduate Available Places. For any queries or questions call admissions on 01 4150415 or see

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