HEAR

DARE HEAR Summary Report 2020

Greater numbers of Higher Education Offers accepted by students with disabilities and students facing socioeconomic disadvantage in 2020.
Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) and Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) Annual Report 2020 published today shows a 22% increase in offer acceptance for students with disabilities and 15% increase for those experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage.

To download the report click here

HEAR Application Information Session 2021

If you missed the HEAR Application Information Session which was hosted live on Saturday 9 January or just want to revise the information provided, here is a recording of the event!

This session includes a general presentation on HEAR and how to apply to it, as well as a Questions and Answers session on how to make a successful application. If this session does not answer your questions and queries, please do review the rest of this website and/or get in touch with one of our participating colleges who would be happy to speak to you.

 

Leaving Certificate 2020 Calculated Grades Process Errors

DARE / HEAR 2020: Leaving Certificate 2020 Calculated Grades Process Errors

Neither DARE nor HEAR eligibility is affected by the errors in the Leaving Certificate 2020 Calculated Grades process. When the revised Leaving Certificate calculated grades are provided to the CAO, DARE / HEAR eligible applicants will continue to be treated by the CAO in future rounds of offers as before.

(Friday 2 October 2020)

 

Got an Ineligible Outcome for DARE and/or HEAR? Here’s what to do

If your application for DARE and/or HEAR was deemed ineligible, you can make a Review and Appeal application.

For further details of how to make a Review and Appeal application for DARE click here.

If you need some advice or support in making your  DARE Review and Appeal application, you can get in touch with an advisor at one of our participating colleges here.

For further details of how to make a Review and Appeal application for HEAR click here.

If you need some advice or support in making your  DARE Review and Appeal application, you can get in touch with an advisor at one of our participating colleges here.

HEAR Orientation 2020

Students who secure college places through HEAR are offered a variety of academic, personal and social supports while studying at third level. Such supports can include an Orientation programme (before courses start), academic guidance and assistance, a bursary when available, and advice regarding grants and scholarships.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, orientation programmes and in-person supports may vary on an institution by institution basis. To find out more about those supports you can contact these institutions through the contact details on this link.

HEAR Applications 2019-20

The 2020 CAO On-line Application Facility is now open.

Online applications to both DARE and HEAR can be made on www.cao.ie until 17:15 on 1 March.

2021 DARE & HEAR Application Information Day

Date: Saturday 9 January 2021
Time: 10am – 2pm
Location: Nationwide

DARE HEAR organises Application Information Events each year. The Application Information Day provides an opportunity for you and/ or your parent(s)/ guardian(s) to meet online with a member of the DARE HEAR team to discuss your application.

Application Information Days will take place online for 2021. Further information on DARE HEAR application days 2021 will be published on here on accesscollege.ie in due course

 

Prioritisation of Reduced Points Places

Colleges participating in DARE and HEAR have agreed to prioritise applicants eligible for DARE and HEAR when allocating reduced points places. This is in order to increase the numbers of students who have a disability and are from a disadvantaged background progressing to higher education.