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3.6.4 Zero-Credit Courses

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.

Zero-credit courses (for example, ENGL 144 and ENGL 149) do not fulfill any requirement towards a credential.

Students in zero-credit courses receive the same academic support and have access to all other services provided to AU students. They pay the same fees as they would for a three-credit course (minus the Students' Union and Alumni fees). Other academic-related fees and regulations also apply to zero-credit courses.

Course extension regulations also apply to zero-credit individualized study courses.


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

Updated January 19 2021 by laurab

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