CAO Change of Mind Process – A Guide for Students

Griffith College CAO Change of Mind

The CAO Change of Mind process can be a stressful time for many students. The pressure to make the right choice, as well as the uncertainty around the outcome, can be overwhelming. But it doesn't have to be that way. With the right mindset and a proactive approach, you can successfully navigate the Change of Mind process and make the best decision for yourself.

In this blog post, we'll guide you through the CAO Change of Mind process, answer your most common questions, and give you some tips to make the process a little easier!

1. Understanding the CAO Change of Mind process:

The CAO Change of Mind process is an opportunity for students to change their course choices after submitting their initial application. The Change of Mind facility is available to all CAO applicants, free of charge. You can make as many course changes as you want during this time, provided the course is still open for application and you meet the entry requirements.

The CAO Change of Mind is open until 1st July (17:00). It's important to note that your initial course choices will still be considered unless you change them during this time. Also, any new course choices you add to your application will be considered ahead of any course choices listed on your earlier application.

2. Factors to consider when making changes to your CAO:

It's natural to feel drawn to make a lot of changes during the Change of Mind period, but it's important to keep some factors in mind. Here are three things you should consider when making changes to your CAO:

• Course suitability: Do your research on the courses you are interested in and make sure you understand the entry requirements, course content, and career prospects.

• Your interest in the course: You will be studying this course for at least three years. So, it's important to choose a course that you are passionate about and genuinely interested in.

• Future aspirations: Consider your future plans and aspirations when making changes to your CAO. Ask yourself if the course you’re selecting will help you achieve your long-term goals.

How exactly do I fill out the CAO change of mind form?

Step 1: Log in to

Step 2: Go to the 'My Application' section

Step 3: Put in the new course codes for any courses you'd like to study

Step 4: Click 'Continue with course changes' to save your new choices

Step 5: Check your email for confirmation of your choices



What are the Griffith College CAO codes?

If you are filling our your CAO form with the intention of coming to Ireland's leading independent college - then we've put all of the course codes for our courses below - so all you need to do is fill in the course code on the left (beginning with GC)  and we'll see you here in September!

Griffith College Dublin CAO Codes for Level 8 Honours degrees

Course Code

Course Name

GC400 Business Studies
GC401 Accounting and Finance
GC402 Business Studies (HRM)
GC405 International Hospitality Management
GC407 Business Studies (Marketing)
GC430 Computing Science
GC431 Computing Science (Cloud Computing)
GC432 Computing Science (Software Development)
GC433 Computing Science (Network Management)
GC434 Computing Science (Games Development)
GC450 Journalism and Visual Media
GC462  Design Communication (Portfolio required)
GC489 Interior Architecture
GC494 Fashion Design

Griffith College Dublin Level 7 CAO Codes 

Course Code Course Name
GC406 International Hospitality Management
GC410  Marketing
GC411 Business
GC435 Computing
GC465 Journalism
GC466 Film and TV Production
GC470 Photographic Media
GC490  Interior Design

Griffith College Dublin Level 7 CAO Codes

Course Code Course Name
GC416 Business
GC425 Legal Studies
GC440 Computing
GC460 Music Production For Games (portfolio required)
GC475  Photography
GC491 Art and Design

Griffith College Cork CAO Codes 

Course Code Course Name
Honours Level 
GC200 Business Studies
GC201 Accounting and Finance
GC230 Computing Science
Level 7 Degree
GC265 Journalism
Level 6 Certificate
GC240 Computing

Griffith College Limerick CAO codes

Course Code Course Name
Honours Level 8 Degrees
GC300 Business Studies
GC305 International Hospitality Management
Level 7 Degrees
GC306 International Hospitality Management
GC311 Business
GC335  Computing
Level 6 Higher Certificates
GC316 Business
GC340 Computing

Have any more questions?

If you have any questions at all about the CAO Change of Mind process or any Griffith Course that you are thinking of putting on the form - then don't hesitate to get in touch. Our dedicated admissions team are here to help with any queries you might have. Just call 01 4150415 or email [email protected] and we're here waiting to help!

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