Admissions at AU

You want to finally get that undergraduate degree you’ve always dreamed of? Or just attend a few additional courses to take your career to next level? No matter what the plan is, our online programs are as unique as your journey.

What's your student profile?

Since admission requirements vary by program, degree, and course choices make sure to identify which student profile matches your interests before starting the application process!

Find the right student profile for you

Admission requirements

As long as you meet the minimum age requirement of being at least 16 years old, you'll fit right in! With our open admission policy becoming an online student at Athabasca University has never been easier.

Browse our different degree and course requirements

Guidelines for International Students

Admission requirements, deadlines and fees vary by program and depending on whether you study from within Canada or not. View our guidelines to find out what applies to your specific choice of courses, program and educational background.

Check our guidelines for International Students

Wherever you want to take your online education, Athabasca University is the perfect fit for you.

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Make your previous experience work for you: Transfer Credits.

We don’t want to teach you things you already know. If you have a degree, work experience, or any other relevant experience, at AU you can make it count! Getting credit for your knowledge can save you time and money on your way

Learn more about advanced credits
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Dates and Deadlines? We prioritize your schedule and timing.

It’s important for us to make sure that your online education syncs with your life rather than complicates it. Which is why we like to be as flexible as possible and have our admission policies reflect that.

Check which dates are important for your classes or degree
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Everything else in life works pay-as you-go. So should your tuition.

After a one-time non-refundable fee when you first apply to Athabasca University, you pay for your classes only when you register for them. You have full control over your pace and your finances.

Find out how Tuition & Fees work at AU.

Ready to get your
online education started?

Choose a program that’s right for you and set yourself up for success with an accredited undergraduate, graduate, doctorate degree or single courses that match your personal goals.

Apply and Register