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Archive for March 22nd, 2018

2018 Applications to HEAR and DARE

Posted by Francis O' Toole on March 22, 2018

 

CAO applicants wishing to be considered for HEAR or DARE have until 1st April to submit all their supporting documentation to CAO to complete their application to one or both of the access routes.

What is HEAR and DARE?

The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) is a third level alternative admissions scheme for school leavers whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education. The Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) is an admissions scheme set up to support school leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds who are resident in the Republic of Ireland. HEAR and DARE schemes offer places on reduced points and extra college support to students throughout their third level education.

2018 Applications to HEAR and DARE

According to CAO figures released earlier this month the number of students who applied for DARE entry this year increased whereas the figures for HEAR were down. Overall the applications for CAO are down by over 3,000. This is a 4.5% decrease on the numbers applying in 2017.

DARE figures have steadily increased since 2010, the rate of eligibility for DARE is up by over 200% on the numbers eligible 8 years ago. 2018 has continued the upward trend with DARE applications up by 2.9% on 2017, despite the decline in applications to CAO this year. Increased applications in recent years may be influenced by the addition of three new colleges engaging in the DARE scheme: Carlow IT, IADT and LIT. Overall 2018 has seen 6,571 students apply for DARE; that accounts for 9% of all CAO applications.

The story is somewhat different for HEAR. Like DARE, HEAR also experienced growth. During the same period as mentioned for DARE, 2010-16, the eligibility rate for HEAR increased by 100% but since 2014 the figures for HEAR appear to have reached a plateau. Two new colleges have entered the HEAR scheme in 2017, IADT and IT Sligo. Despite the increased pool for application, this year’s numbers for HEAR are down by a significant 8.9%

Number Applying for HEAR are Down by 8.9%

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Posted by Francis O' Toole on March 22, 2018

 

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