Higher Education Access Route
As a means of widening participation at third level, Maynooth University and other participating HEI's have developed the Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) scheme. This is an admissions scheme to promote equity of access to higher education for school leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. This scheme was established since clear evidence shows that socio-economic background can have a negative impact on educational attainment at school and progression to higher education.
Visit the Maynooth University HEAR information section or www.accesscollege.ie for further information on the HEAR scheme.