Participating colleges

Institute of Technology Tralee


ITT Entry Requirements

ITT is committed to helping students to avail of its courses. Students applying to IT Tralee should consult the Undergraduate Prospectus and website for full details of entry requirements and information on all our programmes.  Course details are available in the ITT prospectus or at Course Search

Before choosing a course, applicants are advised to contact the relevant Department to discuss the demands of the course/s they are interested in. They should check the entry requirements for the course/s, for example the level of Maths required and/or the number of honours subjects required. Applicants should also check if there are any other requirements for the course/s such as a portfolio or interview.

How HEAR offers are made

HEAR applicants are informed by letter at the end of June if they are eligible or not for the HEAR scheme. Full details of a recheck process are available on the HEAR website: www.accesscollege.ie. If you are eligible for HEAR you will then be considered for a HEAR reduced points place under certain criteria.

To be considered for a HEAR reduced points place, applicants must meet the HEAR eligibility criteria and the course entry requirements.

Programme HEAR/DARE Minimum Points Required
Higher Certificate
(Level 6)
Within 50 points of CAO points in the
relevant yr
Ordinary Degree
(Level 7)
Within 50 points of CAO points in the
relevant yr
Honours Degree
(Level 8)
Within 50 points of CAO points in the
relevant yr
BSc General/Mental Health Nursing
(Level 8)
Within 30 points of CAO points in the
relevant yr


HEAR reduced points and merit offers are made through CAO and are in Round 1. If there are places still available, some reduced points offers are made in Round 2.

If you get a HEAR reduced points offer this will appear as a regular offer online through the CAO. You will then receive a letter from the Institute to inform you that you have received a HEAR offer.

If you accept the place you must register and attend IT Tralee’s Orientation Programme as this is part of the conditions of the HEAR offer.

Contact details of the HEAR advisor


T: 066 7145636
E: HEAR@ittralee.ie
W: IT Tralee School Leavers