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Athabasca University

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Distance Education Technology Program Application Procedure

  1. Complete and submit the online PBDDET Application form (if you haven't already done so), along with the electronic application fee. Please use the form PBDDET Application to complete and submit your application.

    For applicants who have previously received an Athabasca University (AU) student ID number, please note: you will need to "Login" using your AU student ID number before completing the form.

  2. Complete and submit the PBDDET Questionnaire. This form and the accompanying forms (see below) can be downloaded.

  3. Submit an up-to-date résumé.

  4. Complete and submit the PBDDET Record Card.

  5. Supply your official transcript(s)* showing granting of a bachelor's degree. Transcript(s) must be received directly from the accredited institutions supplying them.

    Transcripts should be sent to:

    Program Director
    Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Distance Education Technology
    Athabasca University
    1 University Drive
    Athabasca, AB  T9S 3A3

    *Applicants submitting any official documents (e.g., transcripts) in a language other than English must provide an official translation of such documents. If the credential being submitted has been earned outside Canada and the US, documentation attesting to its equivalence to a Canadian baccalaureate degree is required. Such documentation can be obtained from an assessment agency that is a member of:

    ACESC – Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada


    NACES – National Association of Credential Evaluation Services


    When requesting an assessment please select the "Basic" assessment type that simply indicates the North American equivalent of your degree.

  6. Submit a reference* from an individual, preferably in a supervisory position, who is familiar with the applicant's work history, motivation and work habits, and capacity for independent and self-directed learning. Applicants can download the PBDDET Reference Template to send to their referee.

    * It is the applicant’s responsibility to notify his or her referee that, in accordance with the Province of Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the information contained in the letter of reference is not considered to be confidential.

    The applicant, upon request, may view the information. Contact Dr. Susan Moisey, Program Director, PBDDET, for more information.

    Application Deadline

    There are two PBDDET program intakes per year. The Centre for Distance Education office must receive all program application materials by March 1 for consideration into the diploma program starting in September of the same year, or by October 15 for consideration into the diploma program starting in January of the following year.


Information effective Sept. 1, 2016 to Aug. 31, 2017.

Updated April 27 2017 by laurab

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