Undergraduate Application Process

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Athabasca University (AU) has year-round enrollment with courses starting every month. There is only one formal entrance requirement for online business degree programs: you must be 16 years of age or older.

Step 1: Apply to become an AU student

AU’s application is integrated with the ApplyAlberta application and transcript transfer system. You will leave our web site at some points in the application process and visit an Alberta government site and the ApplyAlberta site.

You only have to apply once. When you receive your student ID, you can register for courses (step 2) as often as you like.

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Step 2: Register for your courses

Register by the 10th of any month to officially start your online course on the 1st day of the following month. While you may have to wait until your official start date to submit assignments, you can start working on your online course almost immediately.

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In a program? Consult with a program advisor to ensure you are taking the right online courses!

Undergraduate Program Fees

Full information on fees, refunds, etc. can be found in the AU Undergraduate Calendar »

Note: All Fees are payable in Canadian dollars and are subject to change.

Undergraduate Fees effective from Sept 1, 2020 to Aug 31, 2021

Application Fee* $118.00
Evaluation and Transfer Credit Fee $116.00
Course Administration and Technology Fee $139.00
The current costs of a standard, three-credit course, including all course materials:
for Alberta residents, living in Alberta $713.25
for Canadian residents, living in Canada but outside Alberta $922.25
for all students (Canadian and non-Canadian) living outside Canada $1,840.25

Undergraduate Fees effective from Sept 1, 2019 to Aug 31, 2020

Application Fee* $115.00
Evaluation and Transfer Credit Fee* $113.00
The current costs of a standard, three-credit course, including all course materials:
for Alberta residents, living in Alberta $669.25
for Canadian residents, living in Canada but outside Alberta $864.25
for all students (Canadian and non-Canadian) living outside Canada $1,722.25

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