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Access Orientation

Access Orientation is for students who have come to NCI through either the HEAR or DARE programmes or if you are a mature student. The aim of this supplementary orientation is to give you some specific information about the supports and services available to you in the college. Some of the topics covered in this session will be information on fees, financial supports, disability supports and learning support to name a few. 

This supplementary orientation session will be held on Weds, 6th of Sept from 10am to 3pm. 

DARE (Disability Access Route to Education)

National College of Ireland believes that one of the most important first steps for students with disabilities is to be sure that you can access supports in an open, relaxed, friendly and confidential manner.

In order for the College to help you achieve these first steps students who have applied via DARE and were deemed eligible will be contacted by the Disability Support Officer to arrange a meeting in order to register with the Learning and Disability Service.

HEAR (Higher Education Access Route)

The Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) is a college and university admissions scheme which offers places on reduced points and extra college support to school leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

HEAR has been set up by a number of colleges and universities as evidence shows that socio-economic disadvantage can have a negative effect on how well a student does at school and whether they go on to college.

HEAR Applicants must meet a range of financial, social and cultural indicators to be considered for a reduced points place and extra college support

If you have any queries contact orientation@ncirl.ie.

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