Targets for DARE and HEAR Intakes

We have a target number of places to offer to eligible DARE/HEAR applicants in most courses. For details of application procedures please see www.accesscollege.ie

If you have been deemed eligible for the DARE/ HEAR schemes, you will be considered if

  • You have a minimum of 320 points
  • You have met all the entry requirements for the course
  • You are within 15% of the points required (e.g. if the cut-off is 500 you must have at least 425 points)

    For most courses, admission is competitive as there are more eligible DARE/HEAR applicants than places available. This has meant that the reduction for many courses has been less than 15%. As an indication, the maximum reduction over the last 3 years is shown below.

    For 2016: 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.These applicants are not included in the reduction figures shown below.

    DARE Applicants attention is also drawn to the Student Fitness to Practice Policy.


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    CAO Code Title DARE Intake Target 2017 HEAR Intake Target 2017 Maximum Points Reduction 2014-16
    Architecture and Engineering
    DN100

    Architecture

    2

    2

    70

    DN120

    Landscape Architecture

    1

    1

    no eligible applicants

    DN514

    Planning, Geography and Environment

    1 1 40

    DN150

    Engineering 

    20

    20

    75

    Science
    DN200

    Science  

    35

    35

    75

    DN201

    Computer Science

    10

    10

    75

    DN230

    Actuarial and Financial Studies

    2

    2

    80

    Agriculture and Food Science
    DN250

    Agricultural Science

    8

    8

    65

    DN252

    Dairy Business

    1

    1

    45

    DN253

    Agri-Environmental Sciences

    1

    1

    40

    DN261

    Food Science

    3 3 75
    DN262

    Human Nutrition

    1

    1

    75
    DN271

    Forestry

    1

    1

    15
    DN272

    Horticulture, Landscape and Sportsturf Management

    1 1 25
    Veterinary Medicine
    DN300

    Veterinary Medicine (Undergraduate Entry)

    4 4 65

    DN301

    Veterinary Medicine(Graduate Entry)

    N/A N/A N/A graduate entry route
    DN310

    Veterinary Nursing

    2 2 60
    Medicine and Radiography

    DN400

    Medicine (Undergraduate Entry)

    2 5 31

    DN401

    Medicine(Graduate Entry)

    N/A N/A N/A graduate entry route
    DN410

    Radiography

    6 6 45
    DN440

    Biomedical, Health and Life Sciences

    1 1 20
    Physiotherapy and Sports Science
    DN420

    Physiotherapy 

    1 1 35
    DN425

    Health & Performance Science 

    1 1 45
    DN430

    Sport & Exercise Management

    2 2 50
    Nursing
    DN450

    General Nursing 

    7 7 40
    DN451

    Children’s and General Nursing (Integrated)

    1 1 50
    DN452

    Midwifery  

    1 1 55
    DN453

    Mental Health Nursing 

    1 1 35
    Arts

    DN500

    Arts - BA Joint Honours

    40 40 20
    DN510

    Economics

    2 2 70

    DN511

    English

    1 1 50

    DN513

    English with Film

    2 2 50

    DN515

    History

    1 1 20

    DN519

    Psychology

    3 3 40

    DN541

    International Languages

    2 2 45
    Social Science

    DN550

    Social Science  

    7 7 60
    Law

    DN600

    Law 

    12 12 80

    DN610

    Business and Law

    6 6 80
    Business

    DN650

    Commerce 

    8 8 75

    DN660

    Commerce International

    4 4 75

    DN670

    Quantitative Business - Economics and Finance

    1 1 50