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.
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.
Complete and submit the PBDDET Questionnaire. This form and the accompanying forms (see below) can be downloaded.
Transcripts should be sent to:
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Distance Education Technology
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 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 the Program Director, PBDDET, for more information.
Information effective Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018.
Updated February 28 2018 by laurab