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.

Researching the course you are interested in is so important. Click HERE to view a short video on how to research the 'modules' (subjects) you will be studying each year of your course and if the module is exam based, continuous assessment or a combination of both!

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 2024*
June Open Day (26th June 10am-1pm).

DCU Futures is the most ambitious innovation in teaching and learning in the history of Dublin City University. All of our courses at DCU focus on getting you career ready and provide you with the skills you need to take on an ever changing world. From chemical sciences to digital business to sustainability, there is something to suit your interests and goals for your future.

What makes DCU Futures different? Find out HERE.

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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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