DARE & Pre-Entry
DARE & Pre-Entry
Once you get here, you'll find that University Colege Cork (UCC) is a modern campus with accessible lecture theatres and buildings. Assistive technology is available all across the campus and the Disability Support Service (DSS) has its own Assistive Technology Lab, centrally located in the Boole Library. The DSS can help support students with various learning support programmes, state-of-the-art technology, and a welcoming and supportive atmosphere.
There is no one route to third level. Some university students come straight from secondary level, others come to college later in life, some come from overseas and all pursue a variety of courses here in UCC.
Follow your route to college with the DisAbility Access Map! For more information please click here
Information on DARE 2017 Events
Applicants with a disability applying for full-time undergraduate degrees at UCC can apply through the CAO. As part of your CAO application you are given the opportunity to let us know if you have a disability or a specific learning difficulty.
You can also apply to the Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) if you may not reach the points for your course because of the impact of your disability or specific learning difficulty.
Mature students can apply through the CAO and disclose a disability or specific learning difficulty as part of the CAO application.
The DSS would encourage mature students to disclose their disability, as this is the first step to receiving a variety of academic supports that may help you reach your full potential while studying at UCC.
For more information on applying to UCC as a mature student please visit the Mature Student Office website
Students with FETAC qualifications who apply through the CAO can disclose a disability or specific learning difficulty as part of the CAO application.
The DSS would encourage students to disclose your disability, as this is the first step to receiving a variety of academic supports that may help you reach your full potential while studying at UCC.
Part-Time and International Students
Part-time and International students can also register with the DSS.
In order to register with our service, students must submit full verification of their disability or specific learning difficulty.