IADT is part of the DARE (Disability Access Route to Education) national admissions scheme which can allocate reduced points places to eligible school leavers under 23 years old with disabilities.
How do I apply for DARE?
For information about the process of applying to DARE including the deadlines and criteria, please check the Access College website: www.accesscollege.ie.
We would encourage all applicants with disabilities who apply through the CAO to utilise the DARE scheme.
How are IADT DARE offers made?
DARE applicants are informed by letter at the end of June if they are eligible or not for the DARE scheme. Full details of a recheck process are available on the DARE website: www.accesscollege.ie. If you are eligible for DARE you will then be considered for a DARE reduced points place under certain criteria.
All applicants to the DARE scheme at IADT must meet minimum entry requirements and any course-specific requirements. Details are available for each course at IADT at http://www.iadt.ie/courses.
Students who apply through DARE but meet the standard CAO entry points will be offered a place for their course. IADT then reserves a number of places on each programme for DARE applicants who are below the CAO points for the year in question. The DARE applicants then compete with each other for these allocated place(s), with the students with the highest points being offered the place(s). Students with sensory disabilities (such as visual or hearing impairments) and students with physical disabilities will be prioritised when allocating DARE places, as will students who are eligible for both the DARE and HEAR schemes.
DARE reduced points and merit offers are made through CAO and are in round 1 and sometimes in round 2 if there are places still available. If you get a DARE reduced points offer this will appear as a regular offer online through the CAO. You will then receive a letter to inform you that you have received a DARE offer and that if you accept the place you must register fully with the Disability Support Service and attend the Disability Support Service orientation.
Can I still get supports in IADT even if I am not eligible for DARE?
It is important to note that DARE is an admissions scheme and students may be eligible for supports even if they are not eligible for DARE. All students with disabilities are encouraged to make an appointment with the Disability Support Service to discuss what supports may be available to them regardless of how they enter the college.
Please note if students declare themselves through the CAO that they have a disability, they must still register fully with the DSS in order to get supports if they come to IADT.
We recommend that those students who are eligible for DARE and get enough points for their course without availing of a DARE place should still register with the Disability Support Service (DSS).
Where can I get more information?
Information about the DARE scheme is available on the Access College website www.accesscollege.ie.
For specific IADT DARE/DSS queries please email email@example.com.
HEAR/DARE Places per Course 2022
|Course||HEAR/DARE (Number of places Offered)||No of Places Accepted via CAO Total|
|DL701 Bachelor of Business
|DL822 BA [Hons]Arts Management||4||19|
|DL823 Bachelor of Business [Hons]
|DL825 BSc [Hons]Applied Psychology||16||70|
|*DL826 BA [Hons] Graphic Design||8||36|
|*DL827 BA [Hons] Art||14||43|
|*DL832 BA [Hons] Animation||7||32|
|*DL833 BA [Hons]Photography+ Visual Media||2||17|
|DL836 BSc [Hons] Creative Computing||12||43|
|DL837 BA [Hons] New Media Studies||17||42|
|DL838 BA [Hons]Creative Music Production||11||58|
|DL840 BA [Hons] Digital Marketing||8||25|
|DL841 BA [Hons]English + Equality Studies||4||18|
|*DL843 BA [Hons] Film||0||24|
|*DL844 BA [Hons]Television||4||21|
|*DL845 BA [Hons] Design for Film||8||60|
*Allocation of Places for Portfolio Based Courses
600 points for portfolio. 600 points for Leaving Cert.
Eligibility criteria for all restricted entry courses consist of a combined result of portfolio score plus Leaving Cert or equivalent score. For the purpose of HEAR/DARE applications; students are eligible to receive a reduction in points based on their Leaving Cert Results only.