At Athabasca University you will set your own study schedule using the learning resources provided by the University. Each course is unique, prepared by a team of authors, editors, designers, and print production specialists.
Most courses and programs at Athabasca University are offered through a combination of print-based and online material, with many courses offered almost entirely online.
The type and amount of online activity varies among courses from participating in computer conferencing to developing student website projects and accessing learning materials in electronic format. Most courses use texts and student manuals, and may include a variety of online components—streamed audio or video components, online quizzes and exams, chatrooms, asynchronous and synchronous learning activities—all designed to help meet the learning objectives of each course.
At Athabasca University, courses begin the first day of each month provided you register by the 10th day of the previous month. You will have six months to complete zero-, one-, three-, or four-credit courses and 12 months to complete six-credit courses. Course extensions are available for a fee per extension.
You will be assigned a tutor or a learning facilitator who will assist you throughout the period of active registration in your course. Grouped study courses, the University's term for traditional classroom study, are ideal for learners who prefer the structure of a classroom and the support of other students.
Grouped study courses