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Athabasca University

Examinations and Grades

6.1 Examinations

Due to Covid-19, Athabasca University exam locations are closed and only ONLINE exams are being issued. Students must confirm that an invigilation centre is open before booking an exam. Please refer to the Covid Q&A page for any updates and current steps for booking an online exam.

Many courses at AU make use of examinations as one way to evaluate a student's knowledge and understanding of course content. The final grade for a course is normally determined by a weighted average of the marks for all assignments and examinations completed in the course. Review the Course Syllabus for each course you're registered in to see if your course requires examinations and refer to the following sections for exam-related questions.


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

Updated December 08 2020 by laurab

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