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How to you get Connected?

How to get Connected

Three easy steps...

Step 1 - Choose your course 

 Identify the course or programme you wish to study by checking out our online courses. Feel free to contact us if you would like further information about a specific programme of study. We are here to help. 

Step 2 - Learn what’s required

To make sure you have the required pre-requisite skills and/or qualifications to apply for your course of study. In the case of Springboard+ programmes there are specific eligibility requirements. Also check out our list of frequently asked questions and explore the tools and resources below to help self-assess your readiness to successfully undertake online study. 

Step 3 - Start the application process

The programme pages and related links on the DCU Connected website include all the information you need. First, pick your online programme by reading through the relevant DCU Connected course summaries. The summaries will lead you to the full overview of the qualification or degree programmes and there you will be walked through the application process. Please note that for Springboard+ programmes you must apply through the Government's dedicated Springboard website designed for this purpose. The links below may be useful...

    - Online Registration Link 

    - Step by Step Guide to Online Registration

    - Springboard Applications

If you have any questions then pleaae don't hesitate to contact us. 

Not sure if you're ready to study online...

Not sure if you’re ready for an online course? Concerned that online distance learning might not suit your lifestyle? Let us help! Before applying for an online course or programme you should be aware of what study skills and time commitments are involved. We have developed the following suite of online tools and resources to help you self-assess if you're ready for study and to help you better understand what time and support is required along with the basic level of computer skills required to be a successful online learner.

• Do I have enough time?
• Am I ready for study?
•  My computer skills
•  My first assignment
•  Who can I ask? 

You can also take one of our free short courses or some of those offered by other universities on FutureLearn for some first-hand experience of online learning and the particular subject(s) you are thinking of studying.

Having made the decision, then discover more...

As you wait to start your study we also have a number of short interactive online courses available designed to introduce you to the tools and skills you need to succeed at university. Work through each of the courses in DCU Discovery at your own pace and complete the simple activities to finish each course. You will find these courses in Loop. 

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