|Letter of Permission |
A Letter of Permission is a document that permits an Athabasca University credential student to take one or more courses at another post-secondary institution for credit toward the student's Athabasca University program. When a Letter of Permission is issued, one copy goes to the external institution and one goes to the student. Athabasca University no longer charges a fee for this service.
The Letter of Permission is your student record—a means of tracking the courses you take at other institutions—and it keeps you active in your program. The letter also indicates to the external institution that you are a visiting student. Information regarding the transfer equivalencies of particular external courses is also indicated in the letter.
The letter indicates the course equivalency at Athabasca University, but it is not a guarantee that the course(s) will be applied towards your credential.
Athabasca University students are responsible for ensuring that any courses taken elsewhere will fit into their Athabasca University program. If you need program planning assistance, complete and submit an Information Request Form or phone 1.800.788.9041 and ask to speak to an Athabasca University advisor.
Letter of Permission Request Form (PDF)
Information Request Form