Disability Access Route to Education (DARE)
What is DARE?
The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) is a supplementary admissions scheme for school leavers with disabilities. DARE was established by a number of Higher Education Institutions as clear evidence shows that disability can have a negative impact on educational attainment at school and on progression to higher education.
School leavers who meet the eligibility criteria complete for a quota of places allocated to applicants on a reduced points basis in Dublin Institute of Technology. All applicants must meet the Irish Leaving Certificate matriculation* / minimum entry and subject requirements.
Who should apply for DARE?
DARE is for school leavers (under 23 years of age as at 1st January 2013) who have the ability to benefit from and succeed in higher education but who may not be able to meet the points for their preferred course due to the impact of a disability. Mature and FETAC students have different admission routes and you can get further information on these routes by clicking here!
How to apply to DARE?
- Apply to CAO by 17:15 on 1st February 2013.
- No later than 17:15 on 1st March 2013, you must disclose your disability and/or specific learning difficulty in your CAO application and fully and correctly complete Section A of the Supplementary Information Form (the SIF is a part of your CAO application). If you wish to be considered for the DARE scheme, you must indicate this on Section A of the fully completed SIF by 17:15 on 1st March 2013.
- Instructions will be given about the completion and return of Sections B and C of the SIF to arrive at CAO by 17:15 on 1st April 2013.
Condition of a DARE Offer
Students who receive a DARE offer must register with the Disability Service and agree on a schedule of meetings with the service.
More information on DARE is available from your School Guidance Counsellor or the DIT Disability Office. Information can also be found on: www.accesscollege.ie , www.cao.ie and www.dit.ie/campuslife/disability
To contact the Disability Office CLICK HERE
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