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COVID-19: Important information for AU Learners and Team Members.
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AU support services are available Mon to Fri from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (MST). It is now 11:59 am (MST). See important calendar dates
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AU has temporarily closed telephone services.
Office Hours at all locations:Mon to Fri from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m (MST)
The application process at Athabasca University varies depending on what level you wish to study (undergraduate or graduate), where you live, and if you want to take a full program or specific courses. To ensure that you follow the right application process, it is important to understand what type of student you are before getting started. Browse through all our student type options below to find your path!
If you have any questions or aren’t sure which student category applies to you, feel free to get in touch with one of our online program advisors or call 1-800-788-9041. Once your application has been approved, you can start registering for courses right away.
Once you've become an AU student, you’ll always be an AU student, though you will become inactive after 12 months of your application date if you haven’t registered for a course or your most recent course completion date, course contract end date, withdrawal date.
If you are an inactive program student and you decide to resume your studies, the program regulations in effect at the time of your reactivation will replace the regulations that applied to you when you first started your studies. This could mean taking additional courses to fulfil new requirements. You will not have to re-take completed AU courses, unless specified in your program’s regulations.
If you are an international student and want to stay in your home country while you complete one of our programs, you can follow the regular application process. Do you want to come to Canada to study? Many of our programs are eligible to accept students on a study permit.
If you are a student seeking financial assistance and would like to apply to one of our programs, your application process is the same as other students, you just need to start a little earlier.
We accept undergraduate applications year-round – if you’re interested in learning the AU way, you can start right away. Enrol in a program to earn a degree, diploma or certificate!
You can get started on your application at any time. Graduate programs have a multi-step application process. Most programs have application deadlines and intakes happen on a specific schedule.
As a non-program student at Athabasca University, you will enjoy all of the same rights and privileges as a full time AU program student. Visiting students should obtain a Letter of Permission from their home institution before they register in an AU course. Ensure that the Letter of Permission indicates that the institution will accept the AU course in your program.
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Updated December 05, 2017 by Web Strategy, University Relations