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Athabasca University

Doctor of Education in Distance Education

Academic Schedule


January 9

First day of winter session courses

January 31

Deadline for applications (new Cohort)


February 20

Family Day (Alberta holiday)

University closed

February 28

Program Fees Due (all Cohorts)


March 1 - 31

EdD new cohort selections announced


March Applicants have two weeks, from the date of email notification, to complete admission and pay the first program fee. Email notification will be sent

April 1

Registration for EDDE 801 open


April 7

Last day of Winter session courses


April 14-17 Easter Break University closed

May 1

Last day for EDDE 801 course registration (new Cohort)

May 1

All final grades must be received by the Office of the Registrar for June Convocation


May 16

EDDE 801 - Early access to Moodle LMS

Note: students start working on group projects

May 22

Victoria Day

University closed

May 23

Welcome session for new Cohort
6:00 pm, Adobe Connect
Email notification will be sent
June 8, 9, 10 Athabasca University Convocation  

June 17

First day for program students to register in fall session courses

Email notification will be sent

July 3

Stat in lieu of Canada Day

University closed

August 7

Civic holiday

University closed

August 20 - 25

EdD Orientation (new cohort)


August 31

* PROGRAM FEES DUE (Except for new cohort)

September 4

Labour Day

University closed

September 6

First day of fall session courses (EDDE 801 already started)


October 14

First day of course registration for Winter courses

Email notification will be sent

October 19

Thanksgiving Day

University closed

November 13

Stat in lieu of Remembrance Day

University closed

December 2

Last day of fall session courses


December 22/16 - January 2/17


The CDE will close at 4:30 p.m. on December 22, 2016 and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on January 2, 2017.

CDE office closed




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