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Street Address:
1 University Drive
Mailing Address:
Office of the Registrar
Postal Code:
T9S 3A3
1-780-675-6100 (International)
Toll Free:
1-800-788-9041 (Toll free in Canada and US)

Please Note: This page is maintained by the institution, and was last updated on 2023-12-05.


Athabasca University strives to eliminate barriers that prevent people from pursuing university studies. By providing access to flexible online and distance learning, AU helps people continue their studies regardless of where they live, their educational backgrounds, and their personal obligations.

This Institution:

 Does offer online programming.

 Is actively recruiting home educated students.

 Is endorsed by Education Unlimited as Home-Education Friendly.

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Home Education Admission Policy/Process/Procedure

Please Note: Directives are intended for students who lack Alberta Programs of Study Accreditation and serve only as guidelines when seeking or preparing for admission equivalents (alternatives) to Alberta 30 level requirements.
Specific admission requirements vary with programs.

Undergraduate students may apply for admission to programs or register in courses year-round and can start most courses on the first day of any month. Anyone 16 years or older is eligible for admission (some programs and courses may have academic or geographic restrictions). To apply, students must complete a General Application Form and submit it along with the application fee. Application forms are available in the academic calendar and on the AU website and students may apply online, by fax, or by mail.

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