Open Education Online Registration for academic year 2014/2015 25th August ­10th September, 2014



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8th August 2014


Open Education Online Registration for academic year 2014/2015

25th August - ­10th September, 2014
Dear Student,
Welcome to the 2014/2015 academic year. Programmes will commence on the 22nd September, 2014. This letter aims to provide you with information on how to register for the coming year. The system will open for registration on Monday 25th August and will close on Wednesday 10th September, all registrations MUST be completed within this period.
To begin registering, go to the ‘Online Registration’ link, which is accessible under the ‘Study Essentials’ section of the current student website (http://www.dcu.ie/openeducation/current.shtml). All information pertaining to registering online will be available under this link.
It is essential when registering that you follow the procedure which is detailed in the Step by Step Guide provided. Please ensure that you read this guide, as well as the appropriate registration schedules thoroughly prior to entering the Online Registration Area. Once you enter this area, follow all the steps in the Guide provided to guarantee correct registration of modules. You must also ensure that you have no outstanding fees due from a previous year as access will be blocked if this is the case.
Helplines

Should you experience any difficulties in registering, the following online registration support help lines are available:


Monday – Friday from 10.00am to 12.30pm and 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

Tel:


Humanities Programmes: 01 700 5924

BSc Programmes: 01 700 5649

Or

Email:


Humanities Programmes: ba.openeducation@dcu.ie

BSc Programmes : bsc.openeducation@dcu.ie


Fees

Please see the Open Education website at: http://www.dcu.ie/openeducation/fees.shtml for 2014-2015 fee information.


Please note that fees should be paid in full through the online registration system once modules have been selected. Laser card payments have a daily limit of €1500 for payments; remainder of balances can be paid the following day through the online system. Once you register online you are liable for the full fees pertaining to the modules you have registered for. This debt remains with the University. Fees are non-refundable. A delay in payment of fees will result in delay/restricted access to the resources for your course.
Third Party Payments: DCU do not issue invoices to individual companies or students for fee payment.  Students in receipt of third party sponsorship must pay their fees online during the registration process. An invoice may be printed online during registration ("Cost of Registration") for your Sponsor. However your sponsorship is a matter for you and your sponsor directly.  The fee liability for your programme fees rests in full with you as a student of DCU.
Springboard Students: If you are part of the Springboard Initiative, all fees are covered by the Higher Education Authority. Once you have registered for your chosen modules, you may exit the registration system.
Registration for all continuing students* should be completed by 10th September to ensure all supports are in place for course commencement.
*Students Awaiting Resit Examination Results

The online registration will reopen for all resit students only on the 16th September and will remain open until 19th September. Students awaiting results should refrain from registering before this time as results may influence module choice for the 2014/15 academic year.


ID Cards

If the expiry date on your ID card is not current, you should contact Registry on 01 700 5338 or use the registry’s online query form, which can be found at http://www4.dcu.ie/registry/studentqueries/form.shtml, making sure to quote your name and ID number to request that they re-issue a new card.


Undergraduate Course Materials

All available module text will be presented in electronic format within Moodle from 22nd September. Other information about tutorial schedules and access to online services will be posted on the Open Education website at the beginning of the academic year.


CT2 Students

If you are registering for the CT2 module this year, you should be aware that there is a compulsory ‘CT2 Electronic Kit’, costing €45.00 that will need to be purchased in order to participate in the module. A link for ordering the CT2 kit will be available on the online registration homepage.


SDA Students

If you are registering for the SDA module this year, you should be aware that you are required to have a mobile phone running Android Jellybean 4.1 or later to participate in this module.


Exemptions

Exemption applications for the 2014-2015 academic year should be received by the 5th September 2014. Exemption forms may be found at: http://www4.dcu.ie/openeducation/progforms.shtml. Please note that exemptions are only granted where an award at the same level as the DCU programme (Level 8 on NFQ) has NOT been conferred on the applicant by another institution on foot of those credits. Also please note that it is the responsibility of the student to submit the appropriate information and documentation to support their case.


Graduates: Those of you who have completed your studies and are due to graduate this year should disregard this correspondence. Congratulations on attaining your award and details regarding graduation will be sent to eligible students directly from their university of registration.
Finally, it is important that you check the Open Education website, www.dcu.ie/openeducation and your student email account on a weekly basis for any updates. Also, please ensure that your DCU mailbox is maintained and kept clear of all but vital messages at all times to allow you to receive important messages from Open Education. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries regarding the above.
Yours sincerely,

Dr James Brunton Eamon Costello



Chair – Humanities Programmes Chair – BSc Programmes

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