Athabasca currently serve about 37,000 students per year, following a period of rapid growth which has seen student numbers double over a six-year period. Some 260,000 students have registered in Athabasca’s individualized courses and programs since the University was created by the Government of Alberta in 1970. Athabasca University makes it possible for you to earn a university education regardless of where you live or work, or your commitments to careers or families. Athabasca strives to remove the barriers of time, space, past educational experience, and, to a great degree, level of income.
- Time: Athabasca University offers individualized study courses allow you to learn at your own pace. Flexible instruction frees you from the demands of specified class times and rigid institutional schedules. For undergraduate individualized study courses, there are no admissions deadlines; students may enrol year-round.
- Space: Athabasca University can be wherever you are, through individualized-study packages
- Past educational experience: Any person, 16 years of age or older, is eligible for admission to Athabasca University.
- Level of income: The Athabasca University method of learning allows you to pursue part-time studies and a full-time career. No longer does a university education necessarily mean the loss of employment income.
- Recognizing prior learning: Athabasca University’s Prior learning assessment and recognition process permits you to seek credit for learning that you have acquired through your workplace or your life.
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