CAO Vacant places (also called Available Places) is a facility which enables students to apply for CAO places on courses that are not yet filled. After round one offers have been made a continuously updated list of courses with available places can be found on the CAO website – cao.ie. More details about applying for vacant or available places can be viewed on the video below (video created by cao.ie)
Applicants who have already registered with the CAO may make an application for a vacant place at no extra cost. Applicants who have not yet registered with the CAO may apply for vacant places for a fee of €40. All applicants must meet the minimum entry requirements for the course they are applying to, they will then be ranked on points in comparison to other vacant places applicants.
More information about vacant (available places) can be found at the following link – https://www.cao.ie/apply.php?page=vpl_enter