Studying at AU


We've compiled the most important things you need to know about Athabasca University into this handy viewbook. Learn about everything from the benefits of studying online to convocating from an online university.

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What to expect at Athabasca University

Start here if you're new to AU and want to know what to expect from our programs and courses, including technology requirements and tuitions and fees.

What To Expect from Programs and Courses
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We recognize past education

If you have previous education, you will want to look into Athabasca University's transfer credit evaluation. This education could count towards a degree at AU. This works both ways too - Athabasca University's courses are recognized by other academic institutions, so you can get ahead by adding an online course to your semester or taking a course during your summer break.

How to Receive Credit for Experience

We support our students

Athabasca University may be mostly online, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have amazing services and support. We’re always here for our students.

How We Support Students

Flexible schedules & timelines

A university education can be a considerable time commitment; even with our flexible formats. Here’s what you should know about scheduling and deadlines so you can plan your studies with ease.

Learn about our Flexible Schedules & Timelines
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Getting started at Athabasca University

Does Athabasca University sound right for you? You could be working towards a university degree sooner than you think!

How to Get Started at Athabasca University

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