Courses are paced, with specific start and completion dates.
Athabasca University may modify the list of courses at any time.
Students register and pay for each course at the time of registration and prior to the registration cutoff date.
A minimum grade of 60 per cent is required for both the assignments and participation components in each course. The capstone course requires an overall grade of 70 per cent.
It is each student’s responsibility to ensure that any course participation and any assignment requirements are maintained and submitted on time. There will be no leniency or considerations given to students who choose a double course workload.
Students may withdraw from the course in which they are registered, without academic penalty, subject to the following:
A student may not withdraw after the course contract date. If no course work has been completed, a grade of "F" (Failure) will be assigned and recorded on the transcript.
Students who do not maintain "active status" will be deemed withdrawn from their program of study.
Re-admission to a program can occur with payment of all applicable fees in current regulations. Credit for courses previously completed will be re-evaluated and applied to the program requirements, where appropriate.
Appeals to the University concerning these re-admission procedures will be governed by the University's Appeal Process.
Students who fail a course in the PBDLM program may repeat that course only once. Full tuition will be required for each course repeated.
Students who fail the same course twice will be withdrawn from the program with no chance for appeal or re-enrolment.
To maintain active status, students must successfully complete at least one course or comprehensive examination in their program of study within any given 12-month period.
Students who do not maintain active status will be deemed to have withdrawn from the program.
Upon completion of all of the requirements for the PBDLM program, the graduate student will receive his or her diploma from Athabasca University.
Each assignment and participation component that is to be counted towards the final grade for a course shall be given a percentage grade from the academic coach. Please review the Graduate Grading Policy and Academic Records FAQ for more information on grading scales.
To be awarded the Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Leadership and Management (PBDLM), a graduate student must:
In addition, students must have paid any fees owed to the University and have returned all library resources. All applications for graduate must be approved by General Faculties Council.
AU policies and regulations governing academic conduct and appeals apply to all students. Refer to the Student Code of Conduct and Right to Appeal Regulations website.
Information effective September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017.
Updated July 11 2016 by laurab