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Athabasca University students can access “myAU”, a personalized portal to the University. At myAU, you will find information that is relevant to you. If you have an AU ID number, you must first login. If you are not yet a student with us, you may still access myAU and its general information.

Once logged in to myAU, you can view personal information such as your AU Library account, your assignment marks, and course grades. You may also take care of administrative matters, such as booking examinations, applying for extensions, and registering for courses.


elcome to Athabasca University, Canada's leading distance learning and online university.

This Calendar is your official online resource when referencing undergraduate program and academic regulations throughout your stay at Athabasca University. Please bookmark this page.

Athabasca University also publishes a print-based undergraduate Calendar annually. In the event of any discrepancies between the print version and this official online version, the online version will apply.

If your questions are not answered within this Calendar, or if you have difficulty understanding any of the procedures, please email the Calendar Coordinator. We're here to help.

Admission Policy/Course Registration

Anyone 16 years of age or older is eligible for admission to Athabasca University, regardless of previous educational experience, with or without a high school diploma.

Past academic performance may, however, restrict you from enrolling in specific undergraduate programs such as the Bachelor of Professional Arts, Bachelor of Nursing, or Bachelor of Commerce.

Contacting AU

The University's IntelliResponse system will reply quickly to your questions. Try it at where you will also find an FAQ site.

Another unique way to browse the AU student experience is by using this Web site.

Athabasca University (Central Office)
1 University Drive
Athabasca, Alberta
T9S 3A3

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MT Monday to Friday
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1.780.675.6100 (Others)

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Students need efficient academic and administrative service. To ensure that you receive the attention you need to succeed academically, Athabasca University has developed a comprehensive set of service standards.

Take a quick online tour and learn more about our students, courses, professors, and the teams of people that will support your learning. To learn more about distance learning and Athabasca University's history, please read About AU.

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Athabasca University reserves the right to make additions, deletions, changes, or modifications to its policies, practice, procedures, tuition fees, course availability, delivery mode, schedules, or program requirements at any time without prior notice.

Athabasca University also publishes a print-based undergraduate Calendar annually. In the event of any discrepancies between the print version and this official online version, the online version will apply.

The publication of information in the Calendar does not bind the University to the provision of courses, programs, services, or facilities as listed herein. Students are responsible for informing themselves of the University's procedures and policies and the specific requirements associated with the degree, diploma, or certificate sought.



Every student accepted for registration with Athabasca University shall be deemed to have agreed to be bound by the regulations and policies of the University and of the program in which that student is enrolled. Athabasca University specifically reserves the right to exercise its sole, absolute, and unfettered discretion in admitting individuals to the University, its programs, or courses.

Athabasca University shall incur no liability for loss or damage suffered or incurred by any student or third party as a result of delay, alteration, or termination of services, courses, programs, tuition, or fees by reason of: acts of nature, fire, strikes, lock–outs, damage to University property, inability to procure or produce materials, civil unrest or disobedience, financial exigency, or any other cause of any kind.

Athabasca University is not responsible for content found on external Web sites.



 • Information effective Sept. 1, 2006 to Aug. 31, 2007.
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