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Athabasca University

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Instructional Design
Admission Requirements

Applicants to the PBDID program must hold a baccalaureate degree from a recognized post-secondary education institution.

If the potential applicant does not have a degree, but believes that his or her education and experience is equivalent to an undergraduate degree, then it is the responsibility of the applicant to put forward this position in writing as part of the application process.

Advanced Standing

Some students may have completed course work at other post-secondary institutions that is applicable to the PBDID program. After admission, a committee will review such work to determine if the student should be awarded advanced standing, and whether "not to take" restrictions for equivalent specific courses in the PBDID program should be imposed.

Students will not be awarded advanced standing for courses previously used towards the granting of another credential.

View Program Application for more information.

Non-Program Students

Individuals who are not enrolled in an AU Centre for Distance Education program will be permitted to register in program courses, space permitting.

Courses taken as a non-program student may be directly applied toward the program degree requirements, if and when a student becomes a program student. However, the University is under no obligation to admit non-program students into AU Distance Education programs.

View Program Application for more information on becoming a non-program student.

English Language Proficiency

There are minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements allowed for admission to a graduate program at Athabasca University. It is the student's responsibility to ensure they meet the minimum requirements.


Information effective Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018.

Updated July 10 2017 by laurab

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