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Undergraduate Calendar 2010|11


Academic-Related Regulations

5.5.3 Convocation

Athabasca University approves and awards credentials every month. For consideration to graduate, all students must submit an Application for Graduation form to the Office of the Registrar. All requirements for the credential (final grades; including grades for courses on Letter of Permission) must be received and processed by the Office of the Registrar by the 15th of the month in order to be submitted for approval the following month. For example, students who completed all requirements by September 15th will have their names forwarded at the October meeting.

EXCEPTION: for Convocation in June, Applications for Graduation must be submitted by April 1st, and all requirements must be met by May 6, 2011. Procedure

All students who receive graduate or undergraduate degrees are invited to attend the convocation ceremonies held by Athabasca University in June of each year. Graduates of university certificate or university diploma programs are listed in the convocation program, but do not participate in the ceremonies.

In order to be considered for graduation please note the following:

  • Students must be active in a credential at Athabasca University.
  • Students are required to return a completed Application for Graduation form to the Office of the Registrar. All requirements for the credential must be in progress or completed before submitting the the Application for Graduation form.
  • Upon receipt of an Application for Graduation form, the Office of the Registrar will monitor your progress in Athabasca University courses until all final grades are received and advise you by letter that you are eligible to graduate. It is the student’s responsibility to submit transcripts for course work completed at other institutions.
  • In order to be considered for graduation awards and to be included in the Convocation ceremony program, all final grades, including transcripts for courses completed on Letter of Permission, must be received by May 6, 2011.
  • Your name, as it is recorded on your student academic record, will be displayed on the parchment. If you have recently changed your name, or would like to make changes to what we have recorded on your student file, you must officially notify the Office of the Registrar by completing and submitting the Student Change of Information form (see below).
  • Parchments will be mailed to the student after their degree has been approved using the address appearing on the Application for Graduation. If a change of address has been submitted after applying, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 1-800-788-9041, ext. 6258, to update the address on your application.
  • Students will be required to reapply to graduate if at any time they become inactive or are not in enough courses to complete the requirements of the credential.
  • Students must arrange to settle all outstanding accounts with the Athabasca University (monies owing, return of library materials, etc.).




Information effective Sept. 1, 2010 to Aug. 31, 2011.

Updated December 09, 2011