Registry issues a number of official documents to students and graduates as evidence of your time with DCU. Students and graduates should see below on how you can access formal documentation on your studies in DCU
Transcripts of Results
A transcript is a formal statement of your examination results.
All undergraduate students will receive Electronic Transcripts at the end of each formal stage of study.
An electronic transcript is a web based digital document that is electronically signed by the Director of Registry at DCU. This permanent digital document is a valid and tamper proof document in its digital form. It can be electronically shared as a digital document with anyone you authorise (e.g. employers or recruitment agencies). These transcripts are issued automatically by the Registry and can be accessed through the link here: Electronic Transcripts
Upon completion of their programme of study, each student will receive a complete set of printed (hard copy) transcripts to complement their digital documents.
If you wish to request a transcript of provisional results during the year please see the instructions below on requesting a hard copy transcript.
Postgraduate - Taught
All taught postgraduate students will receive both electronic and printed transcripts upon completion of their programme of study.
An electronic transcript is a web based digital document that is electronically signed by the Director of Registry at DCU. This permanent digital document is a valid and tamper proof document in its digital form. It can be electronically shared as a digital document with anyone you authorise (e.g. employers or recruitment agencies). These transcripts are issued automatically by the Registry.
If you wish to request a transcript of provisional results prior to completion of your studies, please see the instructions below on requesting such.
- Postgraduate - Research
All postgraduate research students will receive a printed transcript on completion of their studies. Students who complete Graduate Training Elements (GTEs) as part of their programme will also receive a hard copy transcript of their GTE results at the end of the academic year in which they are completed. If you wish to request additional copies of your transcripts, please see the instructions below.
Requesting a Hard Copy Transcript
The cost of applying for a one year transcript is €5 (single copy) or €10 (two copies). For more than one year the charge will be €15 (full set) or €20 (two full sets). Transcripts will not be issued until payment has been received. Please email your details to the Online Query Form quoting your name, contact phone number, student ID, programme, date of birth, year(s) required and current address if you want us to return the transcript(s) by post. Processing takes approximately 2-3 working days. Payment can be made via the following link to the DCU Online Payment Portal. When making the payment, please provide name, phone number and email address. Please choose Registry Transcripts in the drop down menu under “payment category” and insert your student number (if known) in payment reference. Please retain your auth code/payment reference as proof of payment.
As the holder of St Patrick’s College and Mater Dei Institute of Education records of student examination results, DCU Registry can issue printed certified copies of transcripts on receipt of a request from a former student. Prior to transfer to DCU, these transcripts were reviewed in accordance with the relevant institution's quality standards and confirmed as consistent with those originally issued. Queries or requests for transcript copies may be addressed to Registry Information Services.
If your original transcript was issued by Mater Dei Institute of Education, St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Our Lady of Mercy College, Carysfort Park, or if you were a DCU student prior to 1996, processing of your transcript may take 2-3 weeks to complete.
Archive (pre-1966) Enquiries
If you or a family member attended the primary teacher training course at St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra between 1883-1966 and you would like to request information from the student archive records, please contact Registry by completing the Online Query Form below:
Tel: +353 1 700 5338
Email: Registry Online Query Form
Certificate/Diploma/Degree parchments are a legal document which are distributed to students at their graduation ceremony.
Graduation Event Information is available here
If you cannot attend your ceremony, they will be sent to you following the ceremony by registered post.
To request your parchment in advance of your Graduation ceremony:
There may be situations where a student requires the issuing of their award parchment in advance of the next scheduled graduation ceremony. This process allows students who have successfully completed all elements for their award and who are in good standing with the University to make such an application. This process will be available in advance of Autumn and Spring graduation.
For further details and to make an application, please click here.
Application for a replacement parchment:
A replacement certificate/diploma/degree parchment may be requested from Registry.
Graduates will be required to legally declare that to the best of their belief their original parchment has been destroyed, or has been irretrievably lost or mislaid, and that if the original parchment is found they will return the replacement to the Registry office. The Statutory declaration form is available at the link below.
Statutory Declaration - Replacement Parchments - Updated Nov 2020.doc
There is a charge of €70 for the replacement of a parchment. This can be paid via the following link at DCU Online Payment Portal. When making the payment, please provide name, phone number and email address. Under the payment category, please choose Registry - Replacement Parchment - €70
Any queries relating to parchments should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- What is a Diploma Supplement?
It is a concise document aimed at improving transparency in higher education internationally and in aiding the mobility of students. It facilitates the international recognition of qualifications as it is easily comparable and promotes the fair evaluation of qualifications.
It is designed to provide a description of the nature, level, context, content and status of the studies that were pursued and successfully completed by the individual named on the original qualification to which the supplement is appended.
The diploma supplement comprises eight sections. It contains Information identifying the holder of the qualification, information identifying the qualification and level of the qualification, information on the contents and results obtained by the holder, information on the function of the qualification, additional information, certification of the supplement and information on the national higher education system.
The diploma supplement is not a substitute for the University's transcript or parchment. It should be used in conjunction with these documents.
Further information is available at Europass Diploma Supplement
- Who is issued with a Diploma Supplement?
In accordance with Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) Principles and general guidelines for producing Diploma Supplements, all graduates who have completed a programme of learning based on a minimum of 60 ECTS credits should be issued with a diploma supplement. DCU issues a Diploma Supplement (DS) to students graduating from 2005 onwards.
DCU students and alumni can access their Diploma Supplement and share academic records with employers, other education providers by logging into Digitary Core.
It is important to note that access to your Diploma Supplement via Digitary Core is password protected. When you log onto the web address above you will be prompted to enter your username and password. The username and password that you enter is the same that you used, as a student, to access your student email account.
If you have forgotten your password, please forward an email requesting a new password to email@example.com.
If you have any queries regarding the document or the details recorded on your Diploma Supplement, please email your query to firstname.lastname@example.org and a staff member from the Registry will contact you.