Please read the entire application procedures carefully prior to commencing with your application.
The following deadlines apply to non-program applications:
Late applications will not be reviewed and will be forwarded to the next available session.
Visiting students and prospective students who have not yet been admitted to the MSc IS program may be permitted to register in MSc IS courses for which they have the appropriate prerequisites in up to three courses on a first-come, first-served basis, space permitting.
Courses taken as a non-program student can be applied toward the SCIS graduate program, if and when a student becomes a program student. Grades on courses completed as a non-program student will be considered in the admission process. However, successful completion of courses as a non-program student does not guarantee admission into a SCIS graduate program.
Non-program students must meet the following application requirements:
These requirements must be met by the application deadlines.
Applications for admission as a non-program student are submitted online, including payment of the application fee.
Proceed to the SCIS Graduate Student Admission System.
Select the "School of Computing and Information Systems Non-Program" option to start your non-program application.
Complete all components of the online non-program application. Each component must be finalized.
You can make changes or additions to your application at any time prior to the application deadline (and prior to submitting your application for final review). You will be able to track completion of various components of the online application through an online Application Checklist.
To check your application status, log into your myAU Portal and click on the link titled "SCIS Graduate Student Admission System".
The status of your application will appear as "Under Review" if all steps have been completed and the application has been submitted for final review.
If the status of your application appears as "Review Complete", your application has been processed. Click on the link beside your status to review the results of your application.
Track receipt of hardcopy documents and the status of your application online through the online Application Checklist. It is your responsibility to ensure that all components of your application package have been received by the application deadline. Allow sufficient time prior to the deadline for receipt of credential assessments (if required), and CIPS ISP designation or equivalent (if required).
Applicants submitting any official documents (e.g., transcripts) in a language other than English must provide an official translation of such documents. If the credential being submitted has been earned outside North America, documentation attesting to its equivalence to a North American baccalaureate is required. Such documentation can be provided through:
Please note that a student's application file will automatically go inactive 12 months after the initial application date, if the student does not proceed with the application process and/or there has not been any contact with the School of Computing and Information Systems.
Ensure that all documentation is directed to:
Note: All transcripts, references, test scores, and other documents become the property of Athabasca University and will not be returned to the applicants or forwarded to another program or institution.
Updated October 01 2015 by PBC IS Technical Staff