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Athabasca University

Non-Program Students


Persons wishing to enrol in the GDLD program as a non-program student must hold a baccalaureate degree from a recognized post-secondary education institution. All persons applying for non-program status will be required to submit confirmation of successful completion of an undergraduate degree. Applicants may be asked to submit a resumé in support of their non-program application. Students are accepted into the GDLD program at the discretion of Athabasca University. Some courses may have limited enrolments.

All materials for non-program student registration (including the application form and fees) must be completed in full and received one month prior to the course start date.


Non-program students may take up to two GDLD courses in total. However, no more than one GDLD course per semester is allowed. No exceptions.

Non-program students are encouraged to apply to become a program student. Acceptance as a non-program student does not, however, guarantee or imply future acceptance as a program student.

To Apply

Complete the Non-Program Application Form online. Include fee payment information, and press "process application." Please Do Not Fax the Online Application Form

For further assistance, contact the GDLD Administration Office.

Updated May 29 2020 by Student & Academic Services

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