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The Graduate Handbook includes information on the policies and regulations that have been formally adopted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Graduate students and faculty members involved in AU graduate student education should refer and adhere to these regulations, which provide consistent, standardized, and fair practices across all graduate programs. Each academic unit may have additional policies and guidelines that pertain to specific needs of that academic unit or program. Any disagreement among these regulations, academic handbooks and the Graduate Program Calendar is unintentional. Should any disagreement occur, the Graduate Program Calendar is the final authority.
The development of graduate policies, regulations, and procedures is ongoing. As new policies are developed and approved they will be added to this website.
Policies and Procedures not included in this handbook, but that are directly pertinent to graduate supervision of students can be found in the Athabasca University Policy Manual.
Updated November 08, 2019 by Student & Academic Services