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Athabasca University

What You Need to Know

Making the decision to go to university is a big step. Before filling out an application, make a career action plan. Part of that plan is to determine if Athabasca University is right for you. You need to understand what distance learning means, and your plan should include  assessing your goals, level of commitment, family support, and your academic preparedness. Next, you will need to consider how will you pay for your education and finally, take steps to become an AU student.

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How Do I

Assess if I am ready for AU?

Do a self-assessment questionnaire to help determine if AU distance studies is the right choice for your education goals.

Know how long it will take to complete an AU course?

Find out how your individual work habits will affect the amount of time required to complete an AU course.

Know if I am ready for studies in...

Test your skills in English, Math, Chemistry, Computing Science and CMIS 351 Microsoft Access

Finance My Education?

Learn about the various options you have for funding your AU education.

Frequently Asked Counselling Questions

Common questions asked by students regarding Counselling Services.

What are the most common questions asked by students of various departments?

Updated October 06 2017 by Student & Academic Services

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