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Athabasca University

International Students

English Proficiency Requirement

Athabasca University's general admission policy has one formal undergraduate student entrance requirement: students must be 16 years of age or older. Thus, there is no formal requirement for new students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

However, students mist be aware that all courses in the HRM program require rigourous academic performance while using the English language for research and assignments, so our students English language skills must be advanced to successfully complete the undergraduate program.

If you are concerned about your English language skills and your ability to succeed in the HRM courses, you are encouraged to contact the HRM office for advice, and also consult the following resources:

To assess your abilities in English as a second language: use the free, online AU English Language Assessment test

To obtain assistance with academic writing assignments: The AU Write Site provides AU students with access to Writing Coaches

To take intermediate English-as-a-second-language (ESL) courses at AU: consider taking the English Language Proficiency Program through the Centre for Language and Literature. Alternately, just take specific courses within the Program such as ENGL 140, 143, 146, or 149.

The following resources may be of particular interest to international students.

Updated November 04 2021 by Student & Academic Services

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