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Due to Covid-19, Athabasca University has temporarily changed some student processes. Please refer to the Covid Q&A page for any updates and current steps that may be different from our regular practices.

3.6.3 Auditing a Course

Audit students register in a course for interest but do not wish to receive credit. As an audit student, you will receive the same tutorial support, have access to all other services provided to AU students, and pay the same fees. Audit students are ineligible to request and write examinations, and a final grade is not provided.

When you register, indicate whether it is your intention to audit the course. Changing Status

If you are auditing a course and wish to change to credit status, you must apply in writing to the Office of the Registrar before the mid-point of the original course contract period.

If you are taking a course for credit and you have not yet written any examinations, you may change from credit to audit status. You must do so before the mid-point of your original course contract period, and you must apply in writing to the Office of the Registrar.


Information effective Sept. 1, 2020 to Aug. 31, 2021.

Updated January 19 2021 by laurab

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