The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) is a college and university admissions scheme which offers places on a reduced points basis to school leavers under 23 years old with disabilities who have completed an Irish Leaving Certificate. DARE has been set up by a number of colleges and universities as evidence shows that disability can have a negative effect on how well a student does at school and whether they go on to college.
DARE is for school leavers 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 their disability.
Dont forget to tick yes to Question 5 when filling in the DARE application form. This question is very important as you must tick ‘Yes’ before 1st March 2013
to be considered for DARE. For more details on this see page 12 of the DARE Application Guide.