ITT is part of the HEAR (Higher Education Access Route) national admissions scheme which offers places on reduced points and extra college support to school leavers under 23 years old from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
Applying for HEAR
For information about the process of applying to HEAR including the deadlines and criteria and a copy of the HEAR Application Guide 2019, please visit the Access College website: www.accesscollege.ie
We would encourage all applicants from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds who apply through the CAO to indicate and give details of your Eligibility Indicators. Giving this information is confidential and will not adversely affect your application in any way.
What HEAR places are available in IT Tralee?
ITT has a guideline quota of 5% of reduced points HEAR places on all first year full time undergraduate programmes with the exception of the BSc General/Mental Health Nursing (Level 8).Two places in total are allocated on the nursing programmes each year. Many HEAR students get enough points for the course of their choice each year.
IT Tralee Entry Requirements
ITT is committed to helping students to avail of its courses. Students applying to IT Tralee should consult the Undergraduate Prospectus and website for full details of entry requirements and information on all our programmes. Course details are available in the ITT prospectus or at Course Search
Before choosing a course, applicants are advised to contact the relevant Department to discuss the demands of the course/s they are interested in. They should check the entry requirements for the course/s, for example the level of Maths required and/or the number of honours subjects required. Applicants should also check if there are any other requirements for the course/s such as a portfolio or interview.
How are IT Tralee HEAR Offers made?
HEAR applicants are informed by letter at the end of June if they are eligible or not for the HEAR scheme. Full details of a recheck process are available on the HEAR website: www.accesscollege.ie. If you are eligible for HEAR you will then be considered for a HEAR reduced points place under certain criteria.