English is the primary language of instruction at Athabasca University. Applicants whose native language is not English, or who have not completed their secondary or post-secondary education in English speaking countries, must demonstrate English Language Proficiency in the ways outlined below before they are allowed to register in AU courses:
Students must submit their proof of English Language Proficiency via:
Office of the Registrar
Enrolment Services and Academic Records
1 University Drive
Athabasca, AB T9S 3A3
1-780-675-6288 (telephone number to be listed on courier waybill)
The date reflected for the submission will be based on the date of the documentation is received or the post-mark or shipment date. Notification of the result of the request will be provided by either e-letter or letter mail.
Copies of the proof of English Language Proficiency will be stored with the official student records and may be subject to audit.
The Office of the Registrar maintains a list of English speaking countries from which applicants would usually be deemed to have met English Language Proficiency.
All Appeals to this policy must be made within two months of the Office of the Registrar's original decision by using the online appeals form, which will direct the appeal to the designated Appeal Officer. The Appeal Officer has the final decision-making authority on all appeals related to this policy. All decisions will be communicated in writing to the Appellant.
Information effective Sept. 1, 2020 to Aug. 31, 2021.
Updated April 20 2021 by laurab