Parents & Guardians

As parents and guardians of students hoping to attend DCU in the next academic year, you may have many questions about studying with us. With this in mind, we have created this webpage to help and support you find the information required for informed decision making on where to study.

Don't forget to check out the DCU CAO Hub which is a one-stop-shop for specific subject/course recordings, podcasts, virtual campus tours and lots more! You can email us at: if you have any questions.

*DCU Undergraduate Prospectus Entry 2023*
DCU November Open Days - 17th and 18th November - click here for more information
Empowering your ‘Leaving-Certer’ for the future: a DCU Open Night for Parents/Guardians - Tuesday 28th November - click here for more information

Leaving Cert Supports - DCU Library

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Key Dates

Below is an outline of the the DCU 2023/2024 Academic Calendar, featuring important dates and time periods that students should be aware of.

We will update this page with a more detailed 2023/2024 Academic Calendar once it becomes available.

Additional Resources

DCU holds information and guidance seminars for parents and guardians at each of our Open Days.

See the full list of in-person and virtual events here

Take this virtual campus tour of our three academic campuses in Glasnevin and Drumcondra.


You may be interested in listening to this really useful 20min podcast on "The CAO Application" with Donnchadh O'Mahony of the 'Leaving Cert Guidance Podcasts' with answers on:

  • What are the most common mistakes on the CAO application that can prohibit applicants from an offer? (e.g. don't forget to include your exam number on the CAO application form)
  • Where should applicants be at this stage in the CAO journey?
  • What is a Genuine Order of Preference and how significant is it?


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