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Athabasca University

Evaluations and Transfer Credit

3.2.2 Procedure

If you are a new student and wish to apply to an AU program, you must enrol in a specific program by completing the online Undergraduate General Application Form, and submit the one time, non-refundable application fee.

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 AU program, log into your myAU account and complete and submit the online Change of Program form. You will be required to submit the evaluation fee if you have not done so previously, 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 AU, Enrolment Services, Office of the Registrar. AU 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.

Documents received in support of an application for admission become the property of AU. Copies of your foreign documents submitted may be sent to you upon request (please notify Enrolment Services). Ensure the correct mailing address is provided or the documents will be sent by registered mail to the most recent address on file. AU does not assume responsibility for lost documents.

NOTE: Faxed and emailed transcripts are not accepted as Official Transcripts.

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

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


Information effective Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018.

Updated October 20 2017 by laurab

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