Accept Your Offer
Round A offers will be issued by the CAO on Thursday 6th July. Please log onto your CAO account to accept your DCU offer by reply date of Wednesday 12th July at www.cao.ie
Round O offers will be issued by the CAO on Thursday 3rd August. Please log into your CAO account to accept your DCU offers by reply date of Wednesday 9th August at www.cao.ie
Round 1 offers will be issued by the CAO on Wednesday 30th August. Please log into your CAO account to accept your DCU offer by reply date of Tuesday 5th September at www.cao.ie
International and Direct Applicants
You should accept your offer as outlined in your offer letter. International students and direct applicants have been provided with information in their offer letters on how to accept a place on their chosen course.
Welcome Information & My DCU
After an offer has been accepted, you will receive log-in details by email to access DCU systems and your DCU email account on the dates outlined below:
- Mature and QQI/FET applicants will receive their email from DCU (with your log-in details to access DCU systems) between 16th-21st August.
- Round 1 CAO, International and direct applicants will receive their email from DCU (with your log-in details to access DCU systems) around the 6th September.
- All other categories of acceptances will receive their information following completion of their admission process, by late September.
These login details will also allow you to:
- Register for your course and pay your fees when registration opens (see Step 3)
- Access 'My DCU’ on the Loop platform. ‘My DCU’ will outline your student journey over the coming year, and will include information about your on-campus general and programme orientation.
- Orientation: You can access information about orientation on dcu.ie/orientation, which will go live in late August. You do not need any credentials to view this page.
Before coming to DCU, you must register online for the modules on your course.
Online registration will take place from Wednesday 6th September to Friday 15th September, for incoming first year students.
Note: Students can register online as soon as they receive their welcome information (Step 2).
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.
Your orientation falls into two categories - general orientation and programme orientation.
General Orientation begins as soon as you log into the ‘My DCU-UG’ Hub on the Loop platform. ‘My DCU-UG’ contains ‘Discover’, your personalised orientation companion programme designed to help get you settled in and build the skills needed to succeed at University.
We recommend you do as much as you can on ‘My DCU’ prior to attending in-person events on campus. Earn experience points and a digital badge once complete.
Use your log-in details in your welcome information email from DCU as outlined in Step 2.
Our on-campus General Orientation gets underway on Monday 18th September.
Programme (course) orientation: Each course has their own specific orientation programme which allows new students to meet academic staff. This will get underway from Monday, September 18th, and will be on campus.
Schedules and information about orientation will be available on www.dcu.ie/orientation, where you will see programme activities and fun events designed across the week to help you settle in. This page will be live at the start of September and updated regularly so keep checking back.
We recommend that students attend general orientation when they can as it gives you the opportunity to learn about life on campus, as well as the supports on offer for students.
Semester One: Teaching for new undergraduate students begins on Monday, September 25th.
What is Loop? Loop is DCU’s online learning learning platform, and allows students to access course content, their teachers and fellow students. It’s where students access their notes and participate in learning seminars.
Accepting My Offer Queries
CAO Queries: Please visit https://www.dcu.ie/registry/registry-online-query-form
CAO Deferral Queries: Please email email@example.com and include your CAO / student number.
International Office Offers: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your student number
Registration will take place from Wednesday 6th September to Friday 15th September for incoming first year students.
You will receive your log-in details by email as outlined in Step 2. Students can register online as soon as they receive this information.
During the registration process, you will be able to pay your fees, choose your modules and gain access to your My DCU page where you can learn more about the ongoing activities in the university.
My DCU Orientation and Support Queries
You will be able to log in to ‘My DCU’ at Loop as soon as you receive your username and password from Registry.
Once in My DCU at Loop you will have access to your personalised orientation and schedule. Here you will learn more about DCU, the facilities, clubs and societies and lots more.
A-Z Guide to Life at DCU
For everything you need to know about DCU, check out this A-Z from the Student Advice Centre
Contact email@example.com if you have any questions. We will have more information about orientation week at a later date.
Information for Parents & Guardians
We would like to reassure 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.