Originally Posted by dubdub123
HI, thanks for that. Myself and her dad separated a couple of years ago, and it's caused huge financial strain for us so will get her to mention that. Should she also include reasons why she would be a good candidate? Say clubs she's been involved in, her interests and so on?
Do you happen to know whether they let students know prior to CAO cutoff if there've been accepted on the Access programme? I'm not clear at what point they decide about the subsidized accommodation - do you have to have an offer from DCU through the CAO first and then be considered?
Any additional pointers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much : )
Yeah she should say as much as she can, and not to go over the word count!
Don't include too many interests, just interests that would benefit her perhaps. I applied two years ago, i'm in second year now and I only gave the reasons why I thought I should get it. I talked about personal problems at home etc.
I was called by the access service a week before I started the leaving cert to see how I thought i'd get on and how I was feeling.. I think they told me that i'd be elligible for the scheme but it depended on how I performed in the LC.. e.g. if I didn't get enough points, I'd still get my course but not subsidised accommodation.. I got a letter from them on the 2 July 2010 saying that I was eligible for the scheme but naturally it didn't say whether I got subsidised accom or not because, as said before, that depended on my LC results which I didn't get until mid-august.. Once students find out they're eligible, they will come up to DCU for 4 days at the end of august/beginning of september and take part in an induction programme, which gets you used to the course/college.. so its pretty handy! Any other q's just ask!