Usually, courses will be considered for transfer credit regardless of when they were completed. There are some exceptions.
Depending on the program, AU will not award transfer credit for some administrative studies courses (e.g., law, senior-level accounting, management science, marketing or finance courses), information systems courses, or science courses that were completed more than 10 years ago.
Athabasca University will not award transfer credit in the following programs for nursing courses that were completed more than seven (7) years ago, or for non-nursing courses that were completed more than 10 years ago:
In addition, AU will not grant transfer credit in the following programs for computer science courses that were completed more than five (5) years ago:
Students transferring credit completed within a Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) accredited diploma or who have completed a science-related diploma program from a college or technical institute, and who are enrolling in the Bachelor of Science Program, may not be eligible for a block transfer of credit if the diploma is more than five (5) years old.
Consequently, if student diplomas are more than five (5) years old and students are currently active in their field of study, they should arrange to provide evidence of this activity to Transfer Credit Services (e.g., a letter from their employer, a copy of professional membership etc.).
Students who choose to change programs may ask a student advisor for help in determining whether courses they have completed through AU will be accepted into the new program.
Information effective Sept. 1, 2020 to Aug. 31, 2021.
Updated July 14 2020 by laurab