Athabasca University Collaboration
Athabasca University and Grande Prairie Regional College partner to offer AU degree completion opportunities on site at the College. Many of the courses in these degrees are completed at GPRC as university transfer courses or as AU courses offered in a classroom setting. The courses that are not available on campus may be completed directly with AU as online courses.
The university's Undergraduate General Application Form (GAF) for collaborative program students is available through the AU Liaison Officer on site at GPRC. For students planning to complete their degree exclusively through online courses the GAF is available at www.athabascau.ca.
AU's general admission policy has one formal entrance requirement for all its undergraduate students: students must be 16 years of age or older. In order to enroll in specific AU courses students must present appropriate prerequisite requirements. Students can contact the AU Liaison Officer or AU advising to get assistance with the program plan developed for their degree.
Students registering in AU courses at GPRC will receive their final grades in those courses from AU. In order for the university to transcript your marks, you must register with the university by completing an AU Undergraduate Course Registration Form (CRF) for each semester. The university requires full payment of fees at the time of registration.
The GPRC schedule of courses for the main campus will provide information on AU courses offered at the college for the current year, or you can find current group study course listings at collab.athabascau.ca. Not all AU courses offered locally at the GPRC campus are available every year. Students can consult AU website for current course descriptions and for pre and corequisite requirements.
AU specifies a residency requirement for each program of study. Residency is defined by the university as the minimum number of AU credits a student must complete to fulfill degree requirements for graduation. In some cases, specific AU courses are prescribed as part of the overall residency requirement for a given program. Students enrolled in AU degree programs are advised to review residency requirements in the university calendar or website.
Programs Available through Athabasca University Collaboration
Please contact the Athabasca Liaison Officer for the following programs:
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of General Studies