What is DARE?
DARE is a third level alternative admissions scheme for school- leavers whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education.
Who can apply to DARE?
School leavers with a disability who have been educationally impacted as a result of that disability.
What are the benefits of DARE?
If you apply to DARE and meet the application criteria ( that is, you are deemed eligible for DARE) you may be offered a place even if you don’t have enough Leaving Certificate/ IB points for your course. Each participating HEI ( Higher Education Institute) has a reserved number of places to offer eligible DARE applicants at lower or reduced points.
DARE Application Timeline
By March 1st – Complete Section A ( Questions 1 – 5 ) of the online supplementary information form.
By April 1st – The applicant must return the completed:
- Educational Impact Statement (Section B). This is completed by the school and signed by the school and the applicant and returned to the applicant for posting.
- Evidence of Disability Section C or other evidence of Disability
Sent to CAO, Tower House, Eglingon Street, Galway by the applicant to arrive before 17.15.
April/June – Assessment of DARE applications and notification of outcome.
End June – DARE review and Appeals Application.
More information on http://www.accesscollege.ie
Your guidance counsellor can help with your application and will organise the Educational Impact Statement on request.