Course Registration

Once you are an Athabasca University student you can register for your courses online at any time.

Undergraduate courses start the first day of each month, but you must register and pay your fees by the 10th of the previous month to begin on the first. You can also choose to set a start date for a course up to 5 months in advance.

Next Deadline: Register by March 10th to start by April 1st

Program students

If you are enrolled in an AU program, you should review your program requirements (program regulations) before registering for courses.

Current undergraduate program regulations are found within each program in the undergraduate calendar. A list of current and archived program regulations is also available. If you need help deciding what courses to take, contact an advisor.

Requirements and regulations for graduate programs are found on the graduate calendar website and on each program website. If you need help deciding which courses to take, ask your program about academic advising.

Course availability

Our courses are revised periodically to make sure the content stays relevant – those courses are unavailable during the revision period. Some other courses need professor approval, which can be requested during the online registration process.

Check the course availability lookup to see course status and required approvals before registering.

How to register for courses

You must register and pay by the 10th of the month to start your course on the 1st of the next month. You can also set a start date up to 5 months in advance. Your actual start date will depend on when your registration is received, so you’ll want to register early.

  1. Choose your courses.
  2. Log in to myAU. You will need your student ID number.
    • If this is your first time logging into myAU, your password will be your birthday (YYYYMMDD). 
    • You will need to change your password and choose a security question after your first login.
  3. Click on “Register in a Course.”
  4. Confirm your address.
  5. Select your start term, subject and course(s).
  6. Pay your course fee(s) to complete the registration process. See methods of payment.
  7. You will receive an e-letter confirming your course registration within 2 weeks.

After you register

You will receive an e-letter in myAU with your tutor or success centre information 1–2 weeks before your course starts. In most cases, you will also be able to access your courses from myAU before the official course start date.

You won’t be able to submit assignments or quizzes, post to the forums or contact your tutor until your course start date.

Updated May 12 2016 by Web Strategy, Advancement