Students presenting non-Canadian/non-United States credentials for possible transfer credit to an Athabasca University program, must obtain an evaluation of post-secondary course work from an international assessment agency, for example, the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS).
IQAS will assess each student's international educational documents and compare them to educational credentials in Canada. Athabasca University requires a description of course work evaluation from IQAS. Students must also submit copies of all foreign transcripts to Athabasca University.
If you elect not to use IQAS (or another
comparable assessment service. Please see below.), you may not obtain any transfer credit for your course work towards an Athabasca University program. Upon request, the Office of the Registrar will forward you information and an application package to be returned to IQAS.
There are a number of other foreign credential evaluating services whose assessments will be accepted.
Athabasca University can also accept assessments from Comparative Education Services (CES) at the University of Toronto.
Athabasca University only accepts detailed course-by-course assessments for assessment purposes.