Athabasca University

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Requirements for Canadian Students

Anyone 16 years or older can apply for undergraduate studies regardless of previous academic achievement. Students are not required to have a high school diploma. Enrolment in some programs or courses, however, may require students to have specific levels of prior academic achievement. Requirements for graduate studies vary between programs. Consult the AU calendar or Web site for specific information.

Procedure for Canadian Students

Year round admission and registration is available for undergraduate programs and courses. Students are admitted to the institution and programs on a continuous basis. Consider postal and processing times when a particular start time is desired. Graduate programs and e-classes follow a more traditional semester based schedule. New students can do a self assessment to determine if distance learning is suitable. Counsellors and advisors can help clarify educational goals or career directions. For more information, consult the AU calendar or Web site.

Academic Year

Type of SystemContinuous
Entrance DatesAny
Notes:Year round registration for most courses and programs with studies beginning at the start of any month. The master's degrees and e-classes are an exception to this with groups of students following a more traditional semester based pattern.
Language of InstructionEnglish
Modified on July 22, 2020