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Congratulations on your DCU course offer!

We know that going to university is a big transition, so we have listed the steps you need to take from now until we welcome you in September.

Accept Your Offer

CAO Applicants

Log on to the CAO website and accept your offer by the reply date published by CAO at

  • Round A - Wednesday, 10th July, 5.15pm
  • Round 0 - Wednesday, 7th August, 5.15pm
  • Round 1 - Friday, 23rd August, 5.15pm

International and Direct Applicants

You should accept your offer as outlined in your offer letter.

Receive Your Welcome Information

Your Welcome Information

Your welcome information that arrives in the post* will include your username and password to access DCU systems and your DCU email account. Keep these safe, you’ll also need them later!

*BSc in Education and Training students will receive their welcome information via email.

Mature, QQI/FETAC, International and direct applicants, that accept their offer by 7th August will receive their welcome information by the end of August.

Round 1 CAO, International and direct applicants, that accept their offer by 23rd August will receive their welcome information in early September.

All other categories of acceptances should receive their information by Mid-September.

Register Online

Register Online

Before coming to DCU, you must Register Online for your programme. Online registration opens for first year students on 9th September 2019. You’ll need that welcome information again from step 2 to do so.

For guidance on the registration process, visit the Registration Information Page.

If you have a query in relation to online registration, please submit an online query.

Now that most of the serious work is done, you can start exploring all that DCU has to offer!

Pre Orientation and Orientation

Discover DCU online courses

Once you receive your username and password, you can access Discover DCU - a series of short online courses to help you with the transition to university. It's full of important information and tips for this pre-orientation phase, as well as advice to support you throughout your first year journey. Log on before Orientation Week!

Orientation Week (16th - 20th Sept)

During Orientation Week, you will:

  • complete your ID verification
  • collect your student card
  • meet academic, administrative, and student support staff and the Students’ Union team

It’s an important time to make friends, learn more about your programme and settle into your new environment. Orientation takes place across our campuses, so read the online schedule carefully for the location of each session.
Click here to access your orientation schedule

Review Your Timetable

Your Timetable

A draft Timetable will be available two weeks before the start of semester. They are subject to change, so check regularly, particularly during the first few weeks. To access your timetable:

  • Visit
  • Under ‘Search’, select ‘Timetable type’ and choose ‘Programmes of Study’
  • Enter your Programme of Study Code (for more information see link below)

For students studying Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (BECE) and Bachelor of Education (BED – all streams), log on to to access your timetable.

Click here to learn how to access and read your timetable.

Term Begins

23rd September 2019

Welcome to DCU!
Check out the DCU academic calendar and DCU Students’ Union calendar for important upcoming dates.

Queries and Other Information

Accepting My Offer Queries

Offer Queries

CAO Queries: Please visit

CAO Deferral Queries: Please email and include your CAO number

International Office Offers: Please email and include your student number

Fees Queries

Fees Queries

See our Fees booklet or alternatively, email

Orientation and Support Queries

Orientation and Support Queries

For information about accessing Discover DCU or to access orientation information, please visit the Orientation page or email

Information for Parents and Guardians

Information for Parents and Guardians

We would like to reassure you that you that the University makes every effort to support our students through their academic, personal and professional development throughout the time they are with us.

Click here to access our 'Guide to life at DCU for Parents and Guardians' which is full of useful information.