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 2019 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.

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CAO Code Title

DARE

HEAR

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

Architecture

2

422

2

453  
DN120

Landscape Architecture

1

352

1

327  
DN130 City Planning and Environmental Policy 1 314 1 #  

DN150

Engineering 

20

425 20 422  
Science
DN200

Science  

35

422 35 413  
DN201

Computer Science

10

384 10 390  
DN230

Actuarial and Financial Studies

2

531

2

554  
Agriculture and Food Science
DN250

Agricultural Science

9

422

9

367 368
DN252

Dairy Business

1

408

1

#  
DN253

Agri-Environmental Sciences

1

377

1

#  
DN261

Food Science

3 473 3 419 389
DN262

Human Nutrition

1 487

1

431  
DN271

Forestry

1 302

1

#  
DN272

Horticulture, Landscape and Sportsturf Management

1 # 1 #  
Veterinary Medicine
DN300

Veterinary Medicine (Undergraduate Entry)

4 544 4 544 488

DN301

Veterinary Medicine(Graduate Entry)

N/A graduate entry route
DN310

Veterinary Nursing

2 430 2 408*  
Medicine and Radiography

DN400

Medicine (Undergraduate Entry)

2 # 5 696* 712

DN401

Medicine(Graduate Entry)

N/A graduate entry route
DN410

Radiography

6 487 6 456 409
DN440

Biomedical, Health and Life Sciences

1 532 1 522  
Physiotherapy and Sports Science
DN420

Physiotherapy 

1 # 1 541 476
DN425

Health & Performance Science 

1 467 1 477  
DN430

Sport & Exercise Management

2 350 2 #  
Nursing
DN450

General Nursing 

7 380 7 371 341
DN451

Children’s and General Nursing (Integrated)

2 454 2 452 387
DN452

Midwifery  

1 441 1 430  
DN453

Mental Health Nursing 

1 369 1 377  
Arts and Humanities
DN520 Arts 15 321 15 301 309
DN530 Humanities 10 # 10 #  

DN541

International Languages

2 # 2 #  
Law

DN600

Law 

10 456 10 451  

DN610

Business and Law

7 445 7 444  
Business

DN650

Commerce 

10 444 10 400  

DN660

Commerce International

5 451 5 476  

DN670

Economics and Finance

1 577 1 500  
Social Sciences
DN700 Social Sciences 25 314 25 317  
DN710 Economics 2 403 2 374  
DN720 Psychology 3 495 3 456  
DN750 Social Policy and Sociology 10 # 10 #  

* 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.