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Athabasca University

Application Procedures

Submit the Program Application Form and Required Fees

Online form for new students to Athabasca University: If you have never been a student with Athabasca University, complete the following Program Application Form. Include fee payment information and press "process application."

Online form for students with an Athabasca University Student ID Number: If you already have an Athabasca University Student Identification Number, login to MyAU and then complete the Graduate Application form for the GDLD program. If you cannot remember your student ID number, contact the GDLD Administration Office for assistance.

  • Your User ID is your AU 7-digit Student ID number.
  • Your password is your birth date (YYYYMMDD). If you have previously logged in to the portal, to the online Registry services, or to get a T2202, you were required to change your password. In this case, use the new password you have chosen. Should you have problems logging in to MyAU, contact the GDLD Administration Office at

Complete and email the GDLD Administration Supplemental Application to the GDLD Office at

Request Transcripts

Request official transcripts from all post secondary institutions attended. Transcripts must be sent to the GDLD Student Services Coordinator, Athabasca University directly from all accredited institution(s).

Applicants submitting any official documents (e.g., transcripts) in a language other than English must provide an official translation of such documents.

All student academic qualifications will be assessed for their Canadian equivalence.

In the case of a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree awarded by a university law school listed in the "Directory of Commonwealth Law Schools", or in the American Bar Association Approved Law Schools list, equivalence will be presumed and no further assessment is necessary.

Law degrees not so listed, and other degrees from outside North America, must be assessed by an agency such as the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS). Application forms for the International Assessments are available online from IQAS.

It is your responsibility to send your completed IQAS application form, fees, and information to:

International Qualifications Assessment Service
9th Floor, 108 Street
Building 9942-108 Street
Edmonton, AB T5K 2J5

Canada and overseas call direct: 1-780-427-2655

English Proficiency Requirement

Students who did not complete their degree at an English-language institution must provide documentation that shows they have met the GDLD English Proficiency Requirements.

Updated September 01 2021 by Student & Academic Services

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