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.
Transcripts should be sent to:
Master of Education in Distance Education
1 University Drive
Athabasca, AB T9S 3A3
*Applicants submitting any official documents (e.g., transcripts) in a language other than English or French 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
When requesting an assessment please select the "Basic" assessment type that simply indicates the North American equivalent of your degree. The credential assessment agency will assess each student's international educational documents and compare them to educational credentials in Canada.
All assessments, regardless of the agency used, must be completed using original documents or certified copies—official documents issued directly from the sending institution are preferred. Students must also submit copies of all foreign transcripts used in the assessment to AU. Please note, AU reserves the right to request that official documents be sent directly from the institution to AU.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to notify his or her referees 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 the MEd Program Director for more information.
Students seeking advanced standing will be required to submit official transcripts, detailed course descriptions, and the appropriate evaluation fee to the MEd program director for review. Failure to supply either transcript or detailed course descriptions shall result in no advanced standing being awarded.
For more information, students should contact the CDE office.
Once program students have registered, non-program students who have previously requested placement on the course waitlist, will be contacted for registration. To be placed on the waitlist, contact the CDE office. Non-Program registrations are first-come, first-served.
Students who have successfully been accepted into other program, may directly apply courses taken as a non-program student should they satisfy program requirements, however, the University is under no obligation to admit non-program students into AU CDE programs. For more information on non-program status, contact the CDE office.
Information effective Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018.
Updated October 06 2017 by laurab