The challenge for credit process is intended for students with prior learning in the subject matter of the course. Such prior knowledge may have been obtained by taking a similar course at another university or college in circumstances where transfer credit for the course could not be obtained, for example from a foreign university or from an Extension Department. It may have been obtained through on-the-job training, or through extensive private study. However, in all cases it is specialist knowledge that the student already possesses in the subject area of a particular Athabasca University course.
If you believe that you have prior learning in an academic subject covered by an undergraduate Computing and Information System course and you wish to challenge that course, you must e-mail the course professor, asking for permission to attempt to challenge the course. It is essential that you include the full details of when, where, and how you obtained your prior knowledge for that learning. The professor will then assess whether you have a reasonable chance of successfully completing the challenge procedure.
The steps are as follows:
Updated June 10 2014 by FST Technical Staff