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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, you need to make a career action plan. Part of that plan is to determine whether or not Athabasca University is right for you. You need to know what distance learning means and you need to assess 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.

In This Section

How Do I

Assess if I am ready for AU?

Do a self-assessment questionnaire to help to determine if distance education at AU is the right choice for you.

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

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

Know if I am ready for studies in...

Test your skills in English, Math, Chemisty and Computing Science.

Finance My Education?

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

Frequently Asked Counselling Questions

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

Updated February 19 2016 by Student & Academic Services

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