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Undergraduate Calendar 2012|13


Evaluations and Transfer Credit

5.3.2 Procedure

Complete and submit the Undergraduate General Application Form, select an undergraduate degree, diploma, or certificate program, and submit the non-refundable application and evaluation fees to the Office of the Registrar.

Undergraduate General Application Form

Students with International Credentials

Unclassified/visiting students

If you are an unclassified/visiting or inactive student and you would like to enrol in an Athabasca University program, complete and submit a new Undergraduate General Application Form and select an undergraduate degree, diploma, or certificate program. You are required to submit the evaluation fee, but, as a previously admitted student you are not required to resubmit the general application fee again.

Undergraduate General Application Form


Arrange to have official transcripts of your previous education—from each institution that you formerly attended—sent directly to Athabasca University, Enrolment Services, Office of the Registrar. Athabasca University will evaluate all post-secondary course work completed within Canada and the United States. In some cases, additional supporting documentation may also be required in order to begin the evaluation.

Questions regarding sending AU transcripts can be forwarded to:

Mailing Address:

Athabasca University
Enrolment Services
Office of the Registrar
1 University Drive
Athabasca, AB T9S 3A3

For information regarding requesting an AU transcript, visit Section 5.3.8 Transcripts.

Detailed Course Outlines

This information will be of use to students who want to have unassigned credit changed to direct equivalency credit, as well as to students who wish to have courses evaluated which have not been granted transfer credit.

For either of the above type cases, the student must present detailed course outlines* to Transfer Credit Services, Office of the Registrar. Calendar descriptions will not suffice.

The information in the detailed course outlines should include:

  • Institution name
  • Course name, number, and year completed
  • A statement of the course objectives
  • A detailed outline for the course
  • The number of weeks of duration
  • Hours per week of lecture (laboratory/tutorial/seminar/studio work)
  • The method of evaluation and grading
  • The textbooks used
  • Content of assignments and assignment weighing
  • Credential of instructor(s)
  • Course title of prerequisite or corequisite courses (if any)
  • Credit value

Some departments or faculties may require students to provide copies of examinations and/or assignments. When this information is received, it will be reviewed by the appropriate department. You will be notified of the results in writing.

* Course outlines for courses other than language courses must be presented in English. If the course was taken in a language other than English, the original outline must be presented with the translated version.

Questions regarding detailed course outlines can be directed to:

Mailing Address:

Athabasca University
Transfer Credit Services
Office of the Registrar
1 University Drive
Athabasca, AB T9S 3A3

General Application Fee
Unclassified/Visiting student
Inactive student
Evaluation fee


Information effective Sept. 1, 2011 to Aug. 31, 2012.

Updated May 22, 2012