School leavers who meet the HEAR criteria are eligible to compete for a quota of places allocated to applicants on a reduced points basis in IADT.
All applicants to the HEAR scheme at IADT must meet minimum entry requirements and any course-specific requirements. Details are available for each course at IADT at www.iadt.ie/courses.
Students who apply through HEAR 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 HEAR applicants who are below the CAO points for the year in question. The HEAR applicants compete with each other for these allocated place(s), with the students with the highest points being offered the place(s). Students who are eligible for both the DARE and HEAR schemes will be prioritised when allocating HEAR places.