Admission for DARE and HEAR Applicants

How do I apply?

You must apply via CAO no later than 1 February of proposed year of entry. In addition you will have to submit supporting documents to show your eligibiligy for DARE/HEAR by 1 April. Please see www.accesscollege.ie for details of the required documnts.

What are the eligibility requirements?

bullet You must have a minimum of 300 points
(for DN400 Medicine minimum is 480 points and minimum HPAT is 150)


bullet You must have met all the entry requirements for the course. (DARE Applicants attention is also drawn to the Student Fitness to Practice Policy).

bullet You must be within 20% of the points required (e.g. if the cut-off is 500 you must have at least 400 points)

If I meet these will I definitely be offered a place?

Not necessarily. We have a target number of places to offer to eligible DARE/HEAR applicants in most courses. This means that, admission is competitive if there are more eligible DARE/HEAR applicants than places available. For some courses, the lowest DARE/HEAR offer has been close to the standard cut-off. As an indication, the minimum score at which offers were made previously are shown below.

Note: as with all cut-off points the minimum can vary significantly from year-to-year

Priority Groups: In 2018 priority is given to applicants with physical and sensory disabilities and those who are both DARE and HEAR eligible. Any places remaining are assigned on points ranking.

In the table below
# no eligible applicants in the category or the quota was filled with applicants from the priority groups.
N/A not applicable - new course in 2018

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CAO Code Title

DARE

HEAR

Lowest offer for Priority Groups 2017 (if below DARE/HEAR)
Anticipated
Quota 2018
Lowest Offer 2017 Anticipated
Quota 2018
Lowest Offer 2017
Architecture and Engineering
DN100

Architecture

2

467

2

422  
DN120

Landscape Architecture

1

#

1

339  
DN130 City Planning and Environmental Policy 1 N/A 1 N/A  

DN150

Engineering 

20

465 20 443  
Science
DN200

Science  

35

435 35 434  
DN201

Computer Science

10

434 10 405  
DN230

Actuarial and Financial Studies

2

498

2

520  
Agriculture and Food Science
DN250

Agricultural Science

9

409

9

412  
DN252

Dairy Business

1

399

1

#  
DN253

Agri-Environmental Sciences

1

410

1

411  
DN261

Food Science

3 399 3 #  
DN262

Human Nutrition

1 486

1

#  
DN271

Forestry

1 #

1

#  
DN272

Horticulture, Landscape and Sportsturf Management

1 # 1 #  
Veterinary Medicine
DN300

Veterinary Medicine (Undergraduate Entry)

4 529 4 487 473

DN301

Veterinary Medicine(Graduate Entry)

N/A graduate entry route
DN310

Veterinary Nursing

2 456 2 426  
Medicine and Radiography

DN400

Medicine (Undergraduate Entry)

2 # 5 715 678

DN401

Medicine(Graduate Entry)

N/A graduate entry route
DN410

Radiography

6 443 6 452 440
DN440

Biomedical, Health and Life Sciences

1 # 1 542 521
Physiotherapy and Sports Science
DN420

Physiotherapy 

1 517 1 531 509
DN425

Health & Performance Science 

1 # 1 477 440
DN430

Sport & Exercise Management

2 # 2 # 404
Nursing
DN450

General Nursing 

7 380 7 380  
DN451

Children’s and General Nursing (Integrated)

1 452 1 455  
DN452

Midwifery  

1 398 1 425  
DN453

Mental Health Nursing 

1 360 1 359  
Arts and Humanities
DN520 Arts 15 N/A 15 N/A  
DN530 Humanities 10 N/A 10 N/A  

DN541

International Languages

2 412 2 408  
Social Sciences and Law

DN600

Law 

10 444 10 445  

DN610

Business and Law

7 473 7 477  
DN700 Social Sciences 28 N/A 28 N/A  
DN710 Economics 2 N/A 2 N/A  
DN720 Psychology 3 N/A 3 N/A  
DN750 Social Policy and Sociology 7 N/A 7 N/A  
Business

DN650

Commerce 

10 456 10 432  

DN660

Commerce International

5 456 5 452 435

DN670

Economics and Finance

1 578 1 589  

* All applicants with a score greater than this were offered, but it was not possible to offer to all applicants with this score and random selection was applied.