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Athabasca University undergraduate courses are offered with flexible contracts for completion but are equivalent to conventional university classroom sessions. One (1) credit hour equates to 1 hour of instruction over a 15-week period with a minimum of 2 additional hours per week of study.
As a general guideline, AU course credits can be translated as follows:
Equivalent to one semester of study
3 hours of instruction; 6 hours of study over 15 weeks
45 credit hours
Equivalent to two semesters of study
3 hour of instruction; 6 hours of study over 30 weeks
90 credit hours
For more information on course credits, contact the Office of the Registrar.
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